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  • How Covid 19 Accelerated the Digital Transformation for Education

    I recently had the pleasure to hear a session that took place during the ISTE 2020 conference late last year.  Here are some of the comments I took from it that I think would resonate with an Irish audience. Chair Hardeep Gulati Panel: Ivan Casanova, Ciera Leidheisl, Kimberly Nidy, Dr. Donald Robertson, Tracy Smith, Dr. […]

  • What is ISTE?

    Whether or not you have heard of ISTE, the voice you hear as you read it’s own descriptors will resonate with those of the CESI tribe.   ISTE is home to a community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching & learning. We are a passionate community of change-makers who […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Talk on the Tyne/Tech on the Tyne

    Talk on the Tyne 8th June 2017  7-late Following a warm invitation from Martin Bailey of Animate2Educate, three of the CESI tribe flew to Newcastle, where everyone speaks like Martin!  Initially rainy, the sun did appear showing the city and the river Tyne in all their glory.  At 7.00 on a Thursday evening (school night) […]

  • World Conference on Computers in Education 3-6th July 2017

    CESI welcomes the many delegates, both national and international coming to attend  the World Conference on Computers in Education which will take place in The Printworks in Dublin Castle from the 3rd to the 6th July.   The programme is well worth a look. .  Keep an eye on @cesitweets to follow some of the happenings as […]

  • BETT 2018 – Think about going

    For those who do not know, BETT is an annual technology in education exhibition that takes place in London, usually at the end of January in the Excel arena.  It brings together the large and small of the tech in ed sector – hardware, software, management systems and everything in between.  Teachers get an opportunity […]

  • 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 […]