MakeCode Arcade: Using Coding to Encourage Creativity, Collaboration & Problem-Solving in Wellbeing

I have recently started teaching coding as part of the wellbeing curriculum in my school. You might think; what has coding got to do with a student’s wellbeing? It turns out, quite a lot! Collaboration & Problem-Solving Firstly; wellbeing focusses on the junior cycle key skill of staying well. It is outlined in the wellbeing …

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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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EPV Day Course Spotlight: Google Workspace

TeachNet is delighted to once again be offering the EPV-day approved summer course ‘Using Google Workspace in the Primary Classroom’. Following on from a successful first iteration in 2021, the course returns with an improved learning experience for the participants. The course could be labelled as a ‘one-stop shop’ when it comes to learning about …

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