Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • BETT 2018

    February 2017 I posted a DigiTeach article encouraging anyone with an interest in technology and education to consider going to BETT 2018.  If you did I hope you enjoyed it.  I happily made my annual trip and would like to share some of the things that caught my eye for whatever reason.  You might have […]

  • Conference 2018 TeachMeet

    The annual CESI conference TeachMeet (#tmcesi) is a relaxed, informal night where we meet to share ideas that help us in our practice, and have a bit of fun while learning something new. It is a great way to meet and connect with other educators. This year’s conference TeachMeet will take place on Friday 2nd […]

  • Schools Excellence Fund – Digital (Digital Learning Clusters)

    The purpose of the scheme is to demonstrate the innovative use of digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment, through clusters of schools collaborating on specific projects. Teachers will gain valuable opportunities in the area of professional development to benefit their own teaching practice, and to assist in the development of the use of digital […]

  • Conference 2018 Registration

    Registration for CESI Conference 2018 takes place through Eventbrite. Please use the links below to access the relevant registration. Conference 2018 Saturday 3rd March, DCU St. Patrick’s Campus Eventbrite Link: CESI TeachMeet Friday 2nd March, DCU St. Patrick’s Campus Please note: tickets for the CESI TeachMeet are limited and are sold on a ‘first […]

  • Get involved in the Bebras Computing Challenge!

      The 2017 Bebras Challenge will take place from 6th – 17th November, run by the ICS Foundation, the Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking and computer science to students aged 8-18 years, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 30 countries and takes place every November, where you […]

  • Leaving Certificate Computer Science Event September 2017 – Report

    On 16th September 2017 the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) hosted a symposium on the proposed new Leaving Certificate Computer Science course. The event took place at Maynooth University and was attended by almost one hundred and twenty interested parties. The full report for this event can be found at this link: CESI LC […]

  • EU CodeWeek 2017

    Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. It runs from 7-22 October 2017. Last year’s event included over 23,000 events that took place in 50 countries, and this year aims to see even more. For more, go to  

  • féilte

    FÉILTE 2017: Saturday, 7th October in the RDS

    The theme for FÉILTE this year is Leading Learning for All. Organised by the Teaching Council it is a Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence. This year’s FÉILTE will feature showcases, workshops, showcasers’ stories, researchmeet and Rang Bianca. See for more details.

  • Computing in the Irish Curriculum – Open Space at Conference 2017

    In advance of the CESI symposium at Maynooth on September 16th 2017, this blog post reports some of the issues that came up at CESI conference in March 2017. The session ‘Computing in the Irish Curriculum’ offered participants the opportunity to propose their issues for discussion on this theme, stimulated by the news that a […]

  • Learning Design for Online and Blended Learning

    In June, the Blended Learning Unit at Mary Immaculate College hosted Professor Gráinne Conole for a workshop on learning design for online and blended learning that I was fortunate to attend.  Professor Conole is currently a Visiting Professor and the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University.  This half day workshop would […]