CESI Conference Revisited

A very successful CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference was recently held in Dublin. “Making Connections – Transformation Through Technology and Teamwork” was the theme of the conference. The Regency Hotel was the venue on Friday night for...

Digital Age of Consent

I must admit that I wasn’t aware until recently that there existed a notion called the “Digital Age of Consent“. Apparently the European Union will in 2018 enact legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to determine the age at...

New ICT Infrastructure Grant To Be Paid

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has announced a new grant for the purchase of ICT infrastructure. Today’s announcement of a €30m investment is the first part of the implementation of the government’s €210m Digital Strategy for Schools...

Christmas Twitter Project

After the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project, where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, I immediately thought that such a Twitter project would be great to do at Christmas....

Hallowe’en Twitter Project

I’ve been so preoccupied with my own work at school, that I’d quite forgotten about organising the fifth Signs of Autumn Twitter Project this term. Given that Autumn is already well on the road and winter is gradually approaching, I thought that we might...