‘Cancel Culture’ and being ‘Cancelled’ – another way to cyber-bully?

This week my students and I had really interesting discussions about the role of social media (and the internet in general) in providing platforms for those individuals who wish to ‘cancel’ others. We discussed what the term meant and whether it was in fact nothing more than a ‘new’ way to enforce ‘political correctness’. We …

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Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027

The Department of Education launched their new Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 on April 13th, just in time for the Easter education conferences. The strategy was developed after a comprehensive consultation process where the Department gathered the views of a wide range of stakeholders, including children and young people. Minister @NormaFoleyTD1 publishes Digital Strategy …

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Mapping Student Learning Journeys using Google Sites!

In recent years, the phrases “learning journey” and “student centered learning” have been at the forefront of the Irish education system. In particular (for second level), the introduction of the Junior Cycle curriculum makes reference to student learning journeys as they navigate, discover and explore the learning outcomes. The learning outcomes for each relevant specification …

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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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VR in Education: Opportunities vs Challenges

In a previous post, we shared the beginning of one Further Education and Training setting’s journey to implementing virtual reality (VR) into their teaching and learning programmes. (If you haven’t already, read the background story here on how the journey began and why we chose ClassVR).  The previous post posed many questions, but ended with these: …

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