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.
Scratch is a visual programming language suitable for children from the age of 8. It’s very simple to use and it can lead to some very interesting projects. Last year, I did a project with some 5th and 6th class pupils where they created a cartoon. The learning involved was amazing: planning, storyboarding, storytelling, art, … Read more