Good News about Trends in Teaching Computer Science from Keith Quille

Mags and Jack interviewed Keith Quille during the “Ideas in Education” conference on the LIT-Thurles campus..

Keith Quille in St Caimin's Community School

Keith Quille is a lecturer at IT Tallaght ( TU-D). He has been training teachers who are interested in teaching the new leaving cert computer science course. Keith told us how popular current computer science camps are with both students and teachers. He also gave us good news on the gender bias front in that the number of girls signing up for these camps is equal to or greater than boys.
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Interview by Mags and Jack from the Youth Media Team.

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Interview with Amanda Joilliffe

Cara and Denis interviewed Amanda Joilliffe at ICTEDU. She talked about her career to date. She also spoke about what a school visiting the DreamSpace would do on a typical day. Finally she shared what technologies present and future she is most excited about.

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Youth Media Team
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Interview with Chris Reina

Jack and Denis interviewed Chris Reina at ICTEDU.  He told us about his work with MakerMeet, an organisation teaching people about technology through making. He spoke about what he covered in his workshops and why he came here today.

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Youth Media Team

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Interview with Julian Wood

Amy and Jack interviewed Keynote Speaker Julian Wood from the UK at ICTEDU. He told us about himself and being the Deputy Head of two schools. He then went on to tell us why he decided to share his ideas about teaching through the means of his Twitter account.  Finally he shared why it’s so important to teach through technology at a young age to prepare them for future technologies.

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Youth Media Team

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Interview with John Heffernan

Amy and Mags interviewed John Heffernan at ICTEDU. As John has recently returned from working as an Education Technologist in the USA,  we asked him to compare and contrast integration of technology in the classrooms of the USA with those in Ireland. We then asked him to predict what would be the next technologies to take hold in classrooms here.

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Interview with Pam O’Brien

Mags and Cara interviewed Pam O’Brien at ICTEDU. As the organiser of the event she told us about the event and why it’s important to bring first, second and third level education together at events. She discussed her roles as a Lecturer, Mentor and Organiser. Lastly she talked the Maker meet that was held last night and how it brought together people of all ages to learn together through technology.

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Youth Media Team and the Green Screen Experience

There are many primary schools in Ireland with freshly installed green screens and several of them cite Cormac Cahill and the Maker Meet team at the annual ICT in Education Conference as inspiration for their successful use of green screens. During the 2019 “Ideas in Education” Conference, young Dylan uses a green screen when asking educators when they get their best ideas.

Dylan hopes teachers stop by the green screen standing at the end of Rang Bianca during the Ideas in Education Conference today.

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Interview with Sean Gallagher

Jack and Amy interviewed Sean Gallagher at the CESI conference. Sean spoke about how his role as both teacher and principal in a primary school and Deputy Director of the PDST has informed his practice. He also spoke passionately about how digital technologies can be integrated across all subjects in the curriculum. Liston the interview to hear about the school’s escapades with a sparrow hawk …

Finally Sean shared his thoughts on the themes of creativity, collaboration and practice fro today’s conference.

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Interview with John Hegarty

Jack and Cara interviewed John Hegarty at the CESI Conference. John spoke about his workshop today incorporating microblocks, micro:bits and buggies. He also shared his experience as a teacher in the pilot for Computer Science at Leaving Certificate.

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Interview with Richard Millwood

Amy and Denis interviewed Richard Millwood at the CESI confernce. Richard spoke about mental models and they can be used to solve problems and to predict the outcomes of solutions to those problems. He then shared his thoughts on the broader concept of computational thinking.

Richard is currently facilitating CESI Computer Science Community of Practice workshops which you can check out here.

Amy and Denis
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