#dojochatEU: Has technology a place in education?

Every week I respond to the ClassDojo #dojochatEU Twitter conversation, which happens every Wednesday evening. This week’s topic was “Has technology a place in education?” Here are the questions: Q1. Why do you think #edtech has a place in education? Education and technology must go hand in hand because the world and technology go hand in … Read more #dojochatEU: Has technology a place in education?

Excited Festival Panel Discussion

I was invited to be on a panel discussion at the Excited Festival on Saturday with Mona Akmal from Code.org, Keith Krueger (CEO of the Consortium for School Networking) and Ciaran Cannon (founder of Excited) to talk about coding and creativity hosted by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The event took place in Dublin Castle’s conference centre about … Read more Excited Festival Panel Discussion

Why we don’t need to start teaching coding in primary schools

Ciaran Cannon is one of the most innovative politicians I know and he is passionate about education and technology. While he was a Minister in the government, he created the EXCITED movement, which showcased some of the best examples of technology use in Irish schools as well as some great discussions on the subject. He is one of … Read more Why we don’t need to start teaching coding in primary schools

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read more Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read more Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

National Geographic teaming up with Promethean

The following is a press release. National Geographic and Promethean unleash the power of nature in classrooms country-wide Today Promethean, a global leader in education technology solutions, introduces National Geographic Young Explorer ActivLessons; a series of interactive whiteboard lessons designed specifically for pupils in junior infants, senior infants and first class. Engineered to expand and … Read more National Geographic teaming up with Promethean

Moss Green Colouring Pages

I got an email from Moss Green Publications asking me to have a look at some free colouring pages they are offering on their web site: http://www.mossgreenchildrensbooks.co.uk/free-colouring-pages/. According to their author, the purpose of these colouring pages is to help parents educate their children about where vegetables are grown, when they are planted / can … Read more Moss Green Colouring Pages

Moss Green Colouring Pages

I got an email from Moss Green Publications asking me to have a look at some free colouring pages they are offering on their web site: http://www.mossgreenchildrensbooks.co.uk/free-colouring-pages/. According to their author, the purpose of these colouring pages is to help parents educate their children about where vegetables are grown, when they are planted / can … Read more Moss Green Colouring Pages

Moss Green Colouring Pages

I got an email from Moss Green Publications asking me to have a look at some free colouring pages they are offering on their web site: http://www.mossgreenchildrensbooks.co.uk/free-colouring-pages/. According to their author, the purpose of these colouring pages is to help parents educate their children about where vegetables are grown, when they are planted / can … Read more Moss Green Colouring Pages

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