Category Archives: Education

eTwinning

The eTwinning portal launched a new video last week and it is well worth checking out. In my humble opinion it is the best one yet. I am also delighted to say that eTwinning is no longer a secret. This … Continue reading

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2nd National Scratch Conference 2018

Click on the poster for more information on the 2nd National Scratch Conference 2018

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

My Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrived today. The packaging has become more economical since its launch back in 2012. The original arrived foam packed in a sturdy cardboard box along with an instruction booklet and above all in an … Continue reading

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UCD CoderDojo Raspberry Pi Demo

Three queries arose after my Raspberry Pi demo at the first session of the UCD CoderDojo for the 2017/18 academic year at the UCD Innovation Academy. The first question related to the cost and availability of the Pi 3 “in the shops”. … Continue reading

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BBC Micro:bit board Irish Resellers

  I have been in conversation over the last few days with 4 teachers who are experiencing back-to-school misery and frustration with their efforts to source and purchase BBC micro:bits in Ireland.    Maplin is the only listed BBC micro:bit … Continue reading

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Whizzkids DCU Week 5

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 … Continue reading

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