The Youth Media Team is a group of teenagers who attend and report on various educational conferences up and down the country. They first came together in May 2013 to add a young student voice to the annual ICT in Education conference in Tipperary.
Since then, collectively and individually, the ‘red shirts’ have brought their unique blend of interviewing, blogging and tweeting to a number of events up and down the country. This includes most recently the Excited Digital Learning Festival in Dublin Castle in May 2014, a visit to CoderDojo Coolest Projects in The Helix at DCU later that summer and Rang Bianca in Griffeen Valley Educate Together National school. The Team also ‘jumped the fence’ to lead the keynote event at MAST in NUI Galway the same month… as opposed to reporting it!
Our plans for this year include our ‘home event’ ICTedu2015 running 24 – 25 April in Thurles and EXCITED 2015 on 23 May which will see us back in Dublin Castle.
Additionally a YMTx will be there to fly the flag at EUFolio Conference in Dublin Castle, 22 April.
Check them out here on YMT.fm and on twitter at @YMTfm