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Informatics education at school in Europe

The European Commission / EACEA / Eurydice report, Informatics education at school in Europe, was published in recent days and it provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of informatics education, as a distinct discipline, in primary and general secondary education in 2020/2021 in 39 education systems. The research is associated with Action 10 in the Digital …

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ClassVR in Education

Virtual Reality in Further Education (ClassVR)

This is the third blog post about one further education setting’s experience in implementing virtual reality in their programmes. If you are only joining us on this journey, check out where the journey began and how it progressed in the previous posts.  Post 1: Outlined the technology and initial reasons for choosing ClassVR Post 2: …

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Developing a Reading Culture with Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an online reading programme that is highly effective at developing a reading culture in your school. Accelerated Reader is a programme that has been developed by Renaissance Learning, There is a repository of quizzes on over 180,000 childrens books on the platform. How does it work? At the start of each term, …

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Apps for ADHD and Productivity- Glorified or Justified

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is defined as a chronic condition including attention difficulty [distractibility], hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, all of which impact executive functioning. The Attention Deficit Disorder Coaching Academy (ADDCA) defines ADHD as a unique brain wiring which requires engaged interest with a clear, purposeful intention in order to activate and access …

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Negative Press Surrounding Back to School Costs Highlights Bigger Issue

Lack of Planning Detrimental to Digital Skill Acquisition in Irish Schools It’s that time of year again when the media covers the costs associated with education in Ireland. The usual suspects are ever present; the uniforms, the books, the busses, the ‘voluntary’ contribution – however this year particular ire was directed at the cost of …

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