Classroom Timers

Classroom Timers

Classroom timers are a great tool for teachers in the classroom and pupils love them too. They are a great way to focus pupils on a particular task. They are also a great visual aid for pupils for those times when tasks or tests are timed. When teaching in the...
“Nollaig Ar Scoil” Christmas Twitter Project

“Nollaig Ar Scoil” Christmas Twitter Project

After the unexpected success of the Christmas Twitter Project last year, where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Christmas, it was inevitable that it should return for a second year. “Nollaig Ar Scoil” was the name...
Signs of Autumn 2017 Twitter Project

Signs of Autumn 2017 Twitter Project

After a break last year when we did a Hallowe’en Twitter Project, we’re back with the fifth Signs of Autumn Twitter Project this year. This is a perfect opportunity for teachers, classes and schools who are on Twitter to use it for an educational purpose and to engage...
Digital Age Of Consent Set At 13

Digital Age Of Consent Set At 13

After a period of public consultation which ended last December, the Cabinet last week decided that the so-called “Digital Age of Consent” in Ireland is to be set at age 13. Apparently, the decision follows a recommendation made earlier this month by the special...
CESI Conference Revisited

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 the...
Digital Age of Consent

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 which providers of...