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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Implementing the “Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027”

The new Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 was published earlier this year by the Department of Education. It aims to build on previous strategies and support schools in implementing and maintaining digital technologies to help support teaching and learning for students and enrich the learning experience. The strategy sets out objectives under three respective …

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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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