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Hi all, I teach in a DEIS Band 1 Primary School in Limerick City. Having completed Primary Education, many of our pupils go to a second level school that uses Microsoft 365 for Education. We are now considering an online learning platform for our […]
Wow this is a wonderful conversation and great to see Teachers wanting CS as a subject in their schools. I would like to say to John who initially sent the email to query CS as a subject at LC and the uptake in schools: It takes Teachers like you […]
I think around 120 schools expressed an interest initially in being part of the Phase 1 rollout. Maybe many of the 64 schools come from this cohort. In the glass half-full mode, 14% is not bad – better to have a good start than a big rush that […]
Thanks Adrienne, I thought myself that they may have been more however as you said COVID gas played it’s part. I think they are around 720 post primary schools in Ireland.( […]
Adrienne Thanks for that I am very disappointed that the number is so low. What can be done to increase the uptake? A publicity campaign perhaps? Thanks Tom Farrell. The Careers and Education News website is provided as a service to everyone […]
Compsci.ie is a portal site to browse and search for Computer Science resources as part of the Scoilnet portal. It is a collaboration between Scoilnet, The Department of Education & Skills (Inspectorate) and PDST Computer Science. Any teacher registered with the Teaching Council can register for a Scoilnet Account and add resources.
The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) is the teacher professional network for anyone with an interest in the potential of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for all involved in education.
The CESI•CS community of practice focusses on computing education at all levels and is a collaboration with education centres throughout Ireland through ATECI, the Association of Teachers’ / Education Centres in Ireland and supported by Google.
In 2017 CESI welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate Subject. Members are also involved in the Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding, some are developing Computational Thinking in Primary and there is representation from third level too.