Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • Bianca Ní Ghrógáin Memorial Award

    CESI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Bianca Ní Ghrógáin Memorial Award sponsored by the Irish Research Council (IRC). Bianca, formerly an inspirational teacher at Griffeen Valley Educate Together Primary School and IRC Phd scholar at Dublin City University, was an invaluable and highly regarded member of the CESI […]

  • CAS 3rd Annual Conference 2016

    Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of attending the CAS (Computing At School) conference held at Stranmillis College, Belfast.  (You can watch Simon Humphreys CAS Coordinator as he describes in detail what CAS is and how it works.)  The community of practice approach he speaks about echoes much of what we in CESI are […]

  • A Chromebook Experience

    Following the publication of a crowd sourced book entitled How I Learn by Helen Bullock for which I wrote an article about mobile technology, a private donation was made to my school to promote language teaching.  (The article had described the effect of an earlier pilot deployment by CESI of iTouches on language teaching and […]

  • Excited 2016 – May 21st

    Join the CESI and the Excited teams for an mind expanding day – and it’s free!  Discover the programme and register at excited.ie

  • Back to the Future – 1987 Computer Studies Exam

    Recently I undertook a much needed sorting of paper work and amidst the daunting pile I came across two items I thought might make for interesting reading for anyone involved in ICT in schools.  The first is the 1987 Junior Cycle Computer Studies Examination produced by An Roinn Oideachais (with solutions) and the second is […]

  • Student Tech desk

    Student Tech desk

    Last autumn, Albemarle High School began a school-wide 1:1 laptop program serving nearly 2,000 students. The school is based outside of Charlottesville, a small city in central Virginia. The school district covers a wide geographical area with a mix of rural and urban based students. Our school is quite large ( 9th to 12th grades-15/18yrs) […]

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    Our Conference 2016

    And the magic happened at the School of Nursing in DCU on Saturday 27th February 2016!  Deep discussions, new learning, exchange of activities already tried, even the odd cup of coffee all served to enhance a day that had a wonderfully broad programme on offer.   I would like to take this opportunity to thank all […]

  • Safer Internet Day 2016 only the beginning

    Being safe on the web is critical to all of us and it is particularly important for children and young adults. Safer Internet Day focuses the attention at a particular moment in time, drawing attention to what is available through programmes like WebWise and seeing what others around the country are doing, inspiring teachers and […]

  • Thanks @JohnMayo

    John Heffernan recently retired from the CESI Executive to pursue a career as a Learning Technologist at Albemarle High School Va, USA.  I want to pay tribute to the outstanding commitment and dedication John gave to the CESI community during his time on the executive.  He was generous with his encyclopedic knowledge, and energetic in […]

  • Web Summit 2015 a view from the ground

      CESI members were delighted to be able to attend the “techie Mecca” of the year. That of course was, the Web Summit which lasted 3 days from November 3rd to 5th. An estimated 40,000 plus people attended a variety of events like Panels, Pitches and lively night-life gatherings each evening. The announcement that the Summit […]