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Whizzkids DCU Week 5

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Whizzkids DCU Week 5 was great fun and a mix of nationalities and abilities. The group consisted of novices, old hands and a very able hacker. Besides learning HTML, CSS and Javascript as they constructed […]

BBC micro:bit at Whizzkids

I got a chance to see the BBC micro:bit in action at Whizzkids‘ Summer Camp in DCU today. The micro:bit is the cornerstone of the BBC’s 21st century education initiative to introduce coding in a hands-on fashion to all children in the UK aged 11 years and upwards. The initiative involved giving every 11 years student […]

GIMP to the rescue

Apologies to readers if the site was changing befoe their eyes yesterday. The “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” banner took a beating so I removed it. I was giving a Skype, then Hangouts course on GIMP to a number of primary school teachers in Ireland and the UK. So if you noticed […]

CS First Code Week Dec 5-9

Gumball’s Coding Adventure is the perfect computer science introduction for your students.

For even more learning opportunities, start a CS First club, and select Gumball’s Coding Adventure theme.

If you plan to run CS First clubs in Spring 2017, this is the way to start!

November 3rd, 2016 | Tags: | Category: CoderDojo, Coding, Courses, Education, ICT, News, Scratch | Leave a comment

National Vetting Bureau

Imagine my shock and disappointment back in 2015 to learn from my ex-principal that I had failed the Garda Vetting procedure. I had recently retired from primary school teaching on the 31st August 2014 after 41 years in education. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of telling the truth and recorded on the […]

GPIO Zero 30cm PCB ruler

The GPIO Zero 12″/30cm PCB ruler

This is an image of both sides of the successful crowd sourced project for the 12 inch / 30 cm version of the popular 6 inch quick reference ruler for GPIO Zero coding. The new longer version features commonly used Python code and Raspberry Pi port ID labels. […]