Which one doesn’t belong: Promoting Computational Thinking

Which One Doesn’t Belong? is a site I learned about recently when looking for resources to promote Computational Thinking Skills amongst primary school children. This maths/problem solving site is for students of all ages and challenges them to look at a set of four images and determine which image doesn’t belong and then justify their …

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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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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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New Funding for Schools to Address the Digital Divide

There has been a warm welcome for the 50m in grant funding to Irish schools that was recently announced by Minister Foley.The funding was secured as part of a major investment programme for the Department of Education in the government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) approved by the European Council. Minister for Education Norma …

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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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