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...
Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a free web and iOS mobile app for the creation of images, animated videos and web pages. With little skill involved, the app allows the user to create professional-looking content that can be shared online or through social networks. The app is template...
Christmas Twitter Project

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. So, “Nollaig...
Seesaw App

Seesaw App

Seesaw is an app for the development of student digital portfolios. It allows the teacher to set up “journals” for each of the pupils in the class. The pupil can then upload their work to their journal in the form of photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs and links. In...