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...
New ICT Infrastructure Grant To Be Paid

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 2015-2020,...
Live Streaming on Twitter

Live Streaming on Twitter

Twitter purchased the live video streaming app Periscope for a sizeable sum in early 2015, before it had even been officially launched. Periscope, another social media application, allows users to tell their news via live streaming of video. In the past week, Twitter...