Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • 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 […]

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    ClassDojo in Ireland

    ClassDojo is a an online service for managing and rewarding positive behaviours in school. It is in use by teachers across the world to encourage and reward positive interactions, collaboration, hard work and other soft skills in their students. As part of their effort to interact with their users, ClassDojo have been reaching out to […]

  • Smart Futures: Tech Careers event for Teens

      To kick off Tech Week Ireland Smart Futures is holding a FREE Technology Careers Talk on Monday, 27th of April 2pm-4pm for teens. The talk will take place in Science Foundation Ireland, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. This event will give secondary school students an opportunity to hear a series of short talks […]

  • Make Meet at ICT in Education, Tipperary

    (A cross-post from @magsamond, looking forward to the Make Meet on the eve of the ICT in Edu Conference in April) The annual ICT in Education Conference conference in Tipperary on Saturday April 25th will, as usual, be preceded by a TeachMeet on the Friday night – but in line with the Conference theme of […]

  • Trend Micro Internet Safety Competition

    If you are dealing with the topic of online safety with any students over the age of 8, here is a terrific way to focus their thinking – plan and prepare a poster or video entry to the Trend Micro “What’s Your Story?” Internet Safety Competition. This intitiative is part of Trend Micro’s support for […]

  • Is it time to Power Up Your Mobile?

    If you would like to make the most of your smartphone or mobile device, charge it and get along to Power Up 2015, a morning of workshops presented by Excited, CESI and PDST in Dublin on March 21st.

  • Last stop BETT, next stop CESICON

    It was great to see so many friends of CESI at the 2015 BETT conference in January. Some of their thoughts on BETT were collected and collated by Mags Amond and can be browsed here. There was lots of apres-BETT talk of meeting again at the Teachmeet ‘East meets West’ / #CESICON in February. Please […]

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    SAP FIRST LEGO League Champions 2015

    Seven students from the Rainbow Bricks team in Letterfrack National School scooped the title of SAP FIRST LEGO League Champions 2015 at the live national final in Galway. Just under 300 students from 10 counties around Ireland travelled to the west to take part in the final which ran all day yesterday in the Radisson […]

  • Scottish Learning Festival Part 2

    There has been 9 Teachmeets at the SLF and the first time I signed up to present. This year it was held in SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). There I met another familiar face from a previous visit to Scotland Gordon Brown (not the one you are thinking off!) who works for SQA and was acting […]

  • Scottish Learning Festival 2014 (Part 1)

    The Scottish Learning Festival took place on 24 & 25 Sept in SECC Glasgow. The Scottish Learning Festival has been running for a number of years organised by Education Scotland which is an organisation not too dissimilar to PDST. It is a free event which is organised on similar lines to BETT, where there is […]