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During this time when many educators find themselves working remotely, the CESI mailing list is providing support and answers to their questions all provided with enthusiasm and encouragement by our 2000 members.

You are welcom to join us in our Staffroom every Thursday where a panel of experienced CESI members will answer a number of the latest questions that appeared on this mailing list.


CESI-list This list is managed by the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI). The purpose of this mailing list is to facilitate discussion of the ICT issues faced by teachers in schools in Ireland.

  • Re: Shared hardware?
    by martybates on August 8, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Hi Gregory. Depending on your budget, here is one solution to sanitising computer keyboards and other similar hardware. These devices use ultra violet light to neutralise pathogens. They are very effective against both virus and bacteria. I use UV […]

  • Re: [CESI List] Contactless door entry for school?
    by Greg Ashe on August 7, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    We use SmartAir (both on external door and classrooms) in conjunction with Mifare proximity cards. They have a new version of hardware/software which will also allow virtual card/fob on mobile phone. External doors general use a card reader which […]

  • Re: [CESI List] Live streaming
    by Declan Finlayson on August 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Hi, I just had a chat with Paul (from djsolutions in Kilkenny) and he told me: “You could use a USB Lapel mic that would have very low latency issues and really good sound quality. There’s a massive range of both quality and price with these also […]

  • Re: [CESI List] Live streaming
    by milruane on August 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Hi folks Could anyone here recommend a wireless microphone – I was thinking of one that would wear around our necks…..that would connect to a usb (like a wireless mouse) and allow students in a different location listen to the class while the […]

  • Re: [CESI List] Running another OS on Chromebook
    by Chris Reina on August 7, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Greg, I’ve been playing with a lot of distros over the last few months… and tbh – Elementary and Mint both come out on top. (I’ve also tried Raspberry Pi OS (for Pi users of course); Ubuntu basic; Zorin; NomadBSD (runs more than adequately […]

The 2020 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) took place on 29th February 2020 in Athlone at the Athlone Institute of Technology.


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