Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • safer internet day

    Safer Internet Day 2014

    Safer Internet Day (SID) takes place in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, with a particular emphasis on children and young people across the world. This year Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on 11th February and the theme for this year’s SID is “Let’s […]

  • Online Apps for Super Short Videos and Slideshows

    As the capabilities of online Web 2.0 applications have increased significantly in recent times, some of the most powerful to emerge are those which allow users to create online digital slideshows and short videos using very simple interfaces and tools. These online applications offer a number of advantages, including the fact that they do not […]

  • A Long Way from Kildare: The Camara Experience

    The twenty minute walk from Lamu Boys’ Primary back to our accommodation in Yumbe House goes right through the centre of the town. Every building to the left and right on the main street has a busy business of some kind, a lot of high quality wood carving and furniture manufacturing, dozens of small shops […]

  • eTwinning: Be Inspired!

    My first eTwinning project began as a work-related ICT assignment while studying for a Masters in Education Degree (M.Ed.) at University College Dublin. However, it wasn’t long before I realised the huge educational potential of eTwinning. In this article, I hope to give you a brief overview of eTwinning and a flavour of how inspirational […]

  • The Asia-Europe Classroom Network

    I spent the mid-term break in Sonderborg, Denmark, attending the 8th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference.  What, you may well ask, is that?  Let me try to explain.  AEC-NET was conceived in 1998 by the Asia-Europe Foundation, itself the only permanent institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. This latter is an informal process of […]

  • ICTEDU – TeachMeet CESI

    On Friday May 9th a “TeachMeet CESI” will take place in advance of the 2014 “ICT in Education” conference on Saturday May 10th. This TeachMeet will take place at the LIT Tipperary Thurles campus and will run from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets cost €10 and you can register to attend at this link. The “TeachMeet […]

  • Digital Schools of Distinction

    Digital Schools of Distinction Launch

    In September, Minister Quinn launched ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’, a flagship award programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of technology in primary schools. Supported by HP Ireland and Microsoft Ireland, the award has been developed to help schools to further integrate technology into the classroom by providing a pathway and resources for […]

  • Programmers, Programmers, Programmers, Programmers & Online Learning

    “Developers, developers, developers,developers” chanted Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, in his own inimitable, calm, understated manner to a meeting of Microsoft employees emphasising the importance of attracting and keeping developers for the Windows platform. Even better is the remixed version that has another great Ballmer performance whipping up enthusiasm at a Microsoft employeee event – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_AP3SGMxxM&feature=related – […]

  • Google Apps

    Google Teacher Meetup, London

    I had the opportunity to attend a Google Meetup in London recently, along with two other educators from Ireland. This was new to me, never having attended a Google event before. The idea behind the “Meetup” was to showcase Google’s products in the classroom and their “engagement in the education space”. It was attended by […]

  • Conference in Dundalk

    10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference in Dundalk

    Ireland has just completed the successful hosting of the 10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference in Dundalk.  The theme of the conference was Apps in Asian and European Classrooms – Unleashing Educational Creativity.  More than 120 delegates from 33 countries in Asia and Europe were present.  The conference ran from the 7-11 November 2011.  The […]