Twitter and Droichead

There was a lot of talk about Droichead on social media over the last couple of months and I thought it might be interesting to analyse the data. I searched the hashtag #droichead to see if there were any patterns on Twitter. To be honest, the strangest thing for me was that the hashtag wasn’t used as … Read more

#dojoChatEU: Learning from mistakes in the classroom

Every week, I delve through ClassDojo’s Twitter chat and answer the questions that were posed. This week, our own Ciara Brennan, (@primedteacher), was the moderator and the topic was all about learning from mistakes. As usual, here and the questions and my answers. Q1. Failure is the mother of success. Do you agree or disagree? … Read more

#dojochatEU: Peer learning

Every week I take the questions from ClassDojo’s weekly chat on Twitter, #dojochatEU. This week’s topic was Peer Learning. Let’s go through the questions and if you can, tune into the Twitter chat every Wednesday from 8:30pm. Q1. What does peer learning mean to you? Simply put, I think it means learning through your classmates and teacher … Read more

Our First Teachmeet

Rozz and I have been going to and participating in Teachmeets for a number of years and always enjoy them. The informal nature of these events where teachers get together to share ideas in a show and tell format is not only great fun but we always leave learning something new. When Fionnuala from Educate … Read more

#DojoChatEU – Collaborative Learning

Every week, I write a post based on ClassDojo’s regular Twitter chat on Wednesday evenings. This week the moderator was Nigel Lane (@NL_84) and the topic was Collaborative Learning. Q1. Tell us what collaborative learning means to you. Is it just a fancy word for group work? Simply put, collaborative learning means learning together, in my … Read more

#dojochatEU: Growth Mindset

Every week, I try to tune in to ClassDojo’s weekly chat on Twitter. I also like to summarise my own thoughts to the questions asked and this week it was the topic of Growth Mindset from Jenna Kleine, who works for ClassDojo. Q1 a. What does having a ‘growth mindset’ mean to you? b. To … Read more

#dojoChatEU: Future-Proofing our Learners

This week’s ClassDojo chat was called Future Proofing our Learners. As usual, I’ll be taking a look at the questions and giving my own opinions where I can. This week’s chat was led by a teacher who goes by the Twitter handle macfloss. Q1. The Scottish Curriculum states that all learners are entitled to develop … Read more

ClassDojo Chat: Work/Life Balance

Every week, ClassDojo have a chat on Twitter under the hashtag #dojochateu. The chat is on every Wednesday evening from 8:30pm for an hour and is usually led by a ClassDojo leader. This week it was led by Irish teacher, Ciara Brennan, who goes under the Twitter name @PrimedTeacher and the topic was work life balance. … Read more

Twitter organising #EducationDay

I received an email today from someone called Shona who works for Twitter. The press release is as follows: Education is a hot topic for young people on Twitter. Students and school are using Twitter to show what they have been learning and use the platform as their voice. This offers a huge opportunity for … Read more

RIP: Bianca Ní Ghrógáin

It is with terrible sadness that we learned that Bianca Ní Ghrógháin, a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend had passed away over the weekend. Bianca represented everything that was right in primary education. She pushed the boundaries everyday and her armour of talent was vast, in particular through her use of technology. She inspired teachers to try out … Read more

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