Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • All Aboard! Digital Skills in Higher Education

    The All Aboard! Digital Skills in Higher Education project was launched during Digital Skills Week at the beginning of April.  The project, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, was a collaborative project between NUI Galway, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College that aims to enhance […]

  • Bianca Ní Ghrógain Memorial Award

    The CESI National Conference took place with its usual aplomb at the DCU Institute of Education in Drumcondra just last month. A new addition to this year’s proceedings was the awarding of the Bianca Ni Ghrógain Memorial Award sponsored by the Irish Research Council (IRC). It was a bitter sweet occasion as the wider CESI […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: CESI welcomes Computer Science at Leaving Certificate

    MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CESI WELCOMES COMPUTER SCIENCE AT LEAVING CERTIFICATE CESI, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland, welcomes the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject and we support Minister Richard Bruton’s aim to have Computer Science as an option for Leaving Certificate students by 2018. CESI […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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) […]