Not another education newsletter

It’s only taken me 18 years but I’ve decided the time has come to develop a newsletter. You might wonder why I’d like to join in the noise and clutter your inbox. Didn’t we have enough of this kind of thing every Friday evening at 5:59pm during COVID times when the Department of Education decided … Read more

BETT 2022 – a reflection

After a 10 year hiatus, I finally had the chance to return to the BETT Conference in London. For the uninitiated, BETT is the largest educational technology conference in the world. The biggest technology and education speakers have seminars all day, and the biggest education and technology companies exhibit their wares at the Expo, well … Read more

071. Scrap Catholic Schools’ Week

I’m not sure how radio stations work but I get the feeling that after a fairly heavy topic, they like to lighten the mood with a competition or a light story of some sort, you know the kind of news like the story of a dog that went missing and returned home 3 years later … Read more

We reap what we sow. Decline in Computer Use in Irish Schools.

I was not surprised to read about the results of this study regarding the decline in computer usage in schools since 2011. Back then the Interactive Whiteboard was still a novelty and teachers were spending their days playing around with software like ActivInspire and children were all excited to be touching a big magic screen … Read more

008. Ban spelling and tables tests

Hangovers are never a positive experience and some are harder to shake than others, especially when it comes to education. We have so many bad (pedagogically speaking) ideas that seem to persist in the system. The crowning glory, of course, is the Leaving Cert, which is a terrible way to judge someone’s educational attainment, yet … Read more

Maths Week 2010 – 9th – 16th October

Maths Week is on from the 9th to the 16th October this year.  Read about it by clicking on the link below. Maths Week 2010 – 9th – 16th October. Our partner site, has a number of excellent maths related themes to play around with so have a look there and maybe add your … Read more

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