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Irish teenagers significantly below EU average in using digital technology for learning

Just over a week ago the Educational Research Centre (ERC) published a new report, “Digital Technologies in Education: Ireland in International Context”. This report highlighted that Irish teens are “significantly inferior” to students of similar age in other countries when it comes to using digital technology to learn. This report tracked trends in data collected […]

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Britannica Schools

Over the summer break it’s always nice to pick up some new resources and ideas that can be used during the upcoming academic year. This summer I became aware that Scoilnet have added a fantastic new resource to their website, Britannica School. Britannica School is an online library of hundreds of thousands of high-quality readings, videos

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BETT is Back

For the first time since the beginning of 2020, Bett (British Educational Training and Technology Show) returned to the ExCeL Arena in London to reunite the global education community in person. The show ran from the 23rd -25th March and I was lucky to be one of the 30,000 plus people to walk through the

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National Geographic MapMaker

National Geographic MapMaker is a nice mapping tool that I’ve used in the past with my students. It was recently updated with an improved user interface, additional data sets, and more annotation tools.  With NatGeo MapMaker you can create custom maps to display datasets, to compare datasets and to illustrate correlations and geographical points. National Geographic MapMaker includes

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EU Code Week Bootcamp

EU Code Week is upon us once more and this year runs from the 9th to the 24th October. EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative  co-ordinated by the European Commission that focuses on boosting computational thinking, coding and related digital skills of young people, as well as training for teachers. Commissioner Thierry Breton has

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CS First

The way CS First works is simple and easy. You first need to set up a class online (you can find the instructions here). Once your class is ready, you can then add students and/ or co-teachers to your class by clicking on the ‘People’ icon on the left-hand side. Next you add activities. There are

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