ClassDojo Ambassador

I have been aware of ClassDojo for a number of years and nominated the web site as the best free web tool in the Edublog awards for 2012.  I can’t exactly remember when I first came across it but I remember wondering how on earth it was free! It’s such an amazing tool for behaviour management … Read more

The Blog Awards Ireland are Back!

Last year Damien Mulley announced that he was ending the Irish Blog Awards just in time for me to pluck up the confidence to enter so I was delighted when I heard that my friends in the KLCK Bloggers’ Network decided to take it on. The Blog Awards Ireland will be  happening later this year and … Read more

What are you doing this February 29th?

What are you doing this February 29th? Proposing to your future husband? If not, you should try out blogging. is a global blogging project that is the brainchild of UK teacher, David Mitchell.  The web site hopes to collect blog posts from all around the world. According to the web site, As soon as Feb … Read more

Primary Blogs to Look Out for in 2012

I think that 2012 will see a continuation in the rise of Irish primary teachers blogging.  There are a growing number of schools who are ditching their old web sites and taking up blogs and teachers are beginning to start up their own class blogs.  The Junior Spider Awards in December saw some excellent class … Read more

The Year of the Teacher Blog

Last week I was quoted in the Irish Examiner saying that this would be the year of the teacher blog.  In the last year, I have noticed that there has been a steady increase in the number of teachers who have decided to blog about teaching and learning and I believe that there are going … Read more

A Principal who reaches further

When I’m not writing articles for, I have a paid job which takes up most of the other 22 hours of my day, as a principal of an Educate Together school. Every year, Educate Together organise a conference for its principals and we get to meet and learn from each other.  It’s always a … Read more

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 … Read more

CESI Conference 2009

On Friday and Saturday, 13th & 14th February, the Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) held their annual conference and this time there were some changes.  Due to the Department of Education’s crazy substitution cover ruling, CESI felt that they needed to work outside of school hours so for the first time, the event was held on a Friday night and all-day Saturday.  Friday night was restricted to 70 people and was held in a conference room in the Malron Hotel, Tallaght.

Read more Blogging workshop at CESI

CESI, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland, hold an annual conference and this year I was lucky enough to be selected to give a workshop called Blogging in Primary – essentially how to use a blog in primary schools.  My main purpose was to show how easy it is for schools to set up a … Read more

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