Interview with Panel Discussion Members

Amy and Cara interviewed members of the panel discussion from today’s Leargus Forum. The panel was made up of Conor Galvin (UCD), Cristina Iancu and Dean Murray (NYCI Young Voices), Kieran Brosnan (Holy Family Senior School) and Tony Geudens (SALTO Inclusion).  In the panel discussion many themes were raised and we teased those out with the panel members in the interview. These themes were:

  • The rise of hate speech and what we can do to counteract .
  • The need to engage with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • The need to provide young people like ourselves with a voice.
  • The impact that youth groups have had on some of you and the young people you work with .

Amy and Cara,

Youth Media Team.

Interview with Hazel Chu

Cara and Amy interviewed Councillor Hazel Chu from Dublin City Council. In the interview she spoke about her background as an Irish born child to immigrant parents. Hazel told us how she was the first in her family to get second and third level education. She explained how she became a Councillor and the work she undertakes in this role. She then shared her thoughts on today’s theme “An Inclusive Europe- Stronger Together”. Finally, she spoke of the importance of events like today.

Cara and Amy,
Youth Media Team.

Interview with Prof Brian O’Neill

Denis, Cara and Amy interviewed Prof Brian O’Neill at the Media Literacy Ireland Conference. Brian spoke about how the media literacy network has grown from approximately 30 in 2017, to over 120 in 2019.  He shared  the work undertaken by the network in that time, and the plans for the future. Finally, he shared some advice to young people around media literacy.

Denis, Cara and Amy,

Youth Media Team

Interview with Dr Aralynn McMane

Cara, Amy and Denis interviewed Dr Aralynn McMane at the Media Literacy Ireland Conference. Aralynn spoke about her background and the work she is undertaking. She also explained the protégé effect and how we can use it to deepen our understanding of various topics. She shared her thoughts on young people being media literate. Finally, she explained the Cyber Senior Project and how projects like this can be used to connect different generations and promote media literacy.

Cara, Amy and Denis,

Youth Media Team

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.

Cara and Denis

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.

Jack and Denis

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.

Amy and Jack,

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.

Amy and Mags,

Youth Media Team.

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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.

Mags and Cara

Youth Media Team.

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