Lecture: Technology in Primary Schools

Readers of this web site know that I enjoy ranting about technology in primary schools.  I’ve been asked to give a talk in Carlow Town on Wednesday, 25th November about how schools around the country are using technology in their everyday lives.

The talk is aimed at parents, teachers, business people and anyone with an interest in pedagogy.  The plan of action is that I’ll spend an hour or so showcasing some of the cool things that schools around the world are doing, including: video conferencing, blogging, using Nintendo and playing with robots to learn.  I’ll also add in a few other bits and pieces such as building in virtual worlds and making videos.

The second half of the talk is about Interactive Whiteboards.  This essentially shows people what they are, why teachers love them and where you can get them from.

It all kicks off from 7:00pm in Carlow Educate Together National School.  The organisers are hoping to raise money for the local hospice so do try and come along.  I can personally recommend the tea and coffee after the talk!

For more information, you can send me a tweet @simonmlewis or contact me by clicking on the link at the top of this web site.

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