What's all the fuss with Scratch?

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

The Targetboard Project

In our May edition of Anseo.net, I wrote about how I thought one could use Google Apps to support a collaborative Mental Maths project using Targetboards.   I launched Targetboard.net and tried to drum up as much support for the project as possible before we began on June 7th. Thanks to the support of mailing … Read more

CESI Meet – Dingle

The CESI Executive Committee is delighted to announce its next CESI Meet on 17th September 2010.  As usual the Meet is a  semi-formal evening of sharing information, ideas and projects, this CESI Meet’s programme will provide attendees with exposure to different ICT & learning topics in the span of two hours in the Skellig Hotel, Dingle. CESI Meet is always … Read more

CESI 2010 – the venues

Below are the two venues for CESI’s annual national conference.  Again, I would urge as many of you to go to this conference as much as possible.  Every year I leave with new ideas and new enthusiasm. Friday 5th February, Evening Venue, The Heritage Hotel The beautiful Portlaoise Heritage Hotel will play host to the … Read more

Keynote Speakers at CESI 2010

Every few days Anseo.net will update you with some information about CESI 2010 to make sure it stays in your mind!  Of all the conferences in the technology/education sector, this is one that primary school teachers shouldn’t miss.  Full information can always be found of CESI’s own page, http://www.cesi.ie.  Below is some information about the … Read more

CESI Conference 2010

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) National Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 5 & 6 February 2010. The change in date, one week earlier than previously announced, presents the exciting opportunity of holding the conference at Portlaoise College and the nearby Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. This change in location marks the first … Read more

CESI National Conference 2010

CESI National Conference “Creative Technology in Challenging Times” 12th and 13th February 2010 At the 2010 Computers in Education Society of Ireland’s (CESI) Annual Conference, we plan to highlight the varied and creative ways teachers are using ICT to enhance teaching and learning at primary and post primary level. In that spirit, the theme for … 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.

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