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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Promethean ActivPanels – The ‘New’ IWB

Promethean are a company that have been synonymous with the Irish education scene since the advent of the Interactive Whiteboard in the mid-2000s. Promethean’s ‘ActiveInpire’ is a product that has been a staple for many Irish teachers since that time. As technology has advanced, Promethean have moved away from the traditional ‘whiteboard and projector’ model …

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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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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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