Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Power Up 2015 on tour to Cavan

    The first Power Up training morning in Eircom HQ last March was such a success, it is being replicated at Cavan Institute, Cavan town, on Saturday October 17th from 10am-1pm. Teachers can sign up for up to three free mini-workshops, aimed at maximising the use of mobile devices in their teaching. This is a cooperative […]

  • #EducationDay on @Twitter

    Thursday 15th October, @TwitterDublin will be hosting #EducationDay in Ireland that will also run across Europe. The idea behind #EducationDay is to celebrate the role that Twitter can and, indeed, already does play in the classroom. Throughout the day students, schools and teachers will be sharing, on the Twitter platform, the work they are doing at […]

  • Launch of Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020

    Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore was the venue for the launch of the Digital Strategy for Schools. The location was well chosen as the hosting students demonstrated their high levels of comfort around effective use of technologies and ability to discuss same. Shauna Finnegan spoke eloquently of her experience of ICT and 21st Century learning in […]

  • Rang Bianca at Féilte

    On October 3rd, CESI took part in the Teaching Council’s Féilte, with colleagues from all over the country. We had a stand, no 43, and it was great to speak with friends old and new who visited. We especially took pride in a new addition to Féilte, a Researchmeet, which took place in a special area […]

  • CESI at the Scratch Conference Amsterdam August 2015

    A conference well attended by CESI folk and others from Ireland, with plenty of excitement, friendship and depth from the leading lights in the global community of Scratchers. Several sessions involved CESI folk including Mags Amond, Susan Nic Réamoinn and Richard Millwood. The conference was inspiring, as  the cutting-edge new Scratch-related tools and toys were shown, played with and discussed […]

  • Letterkenny IT hosts “Tech Me Up” upskilling day

    Letterkenny IT on June 6th is the place to be for teachers, of all levels in the North West, who are looking to upskill themselves in the use of mobile media in their classroom. CESI and Teachmeet Donegal stalwart Maggie Green has gathered a great posse of tutors, and attendees will be able to choose […]

  • Bianca Ní Ghrógáin, Rest in Peace

                  “It is with unspeakable shock and profound sadness that I write to let our CESI community know of the sudden and most premature death of Bianca Ní Ghrógáin, our executive member and so, so much more. Our heartfelt sympathies go to her devastated family at this extremely difficult […]