All posts by Amy Lombard

Interview with Mary Jo Bell

Roisin and Anna interviewed Mary Jo Bell at the Excited conference today. Mary Jo is a primary school teacher of a senior infants class in St. Anne’s NS in Shankill. She spoke about the presentation she made with Ciara Brennan. Mary Jo proceeded to tell us about the websites she and her class use. Their favourite website is

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Interview with Tony Riley

Roisin and Amy interviewed Tony Riley. Tony is an art teacher who is originally from New Zealand but is now working in Ireland. Tony spoke about his involvement in STEAM. He explained that STEAM derived from STEM but because of his great interest in art he developed a #steamroom in Lacken National School. The School is here today showcasing as a Digital School of Distinction.

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Amy and Emma’s interview with Julia Skinner

Amy and Emma interviewed Julia Skinner. She set up the 100 Word Challenge.  She is in Ireland setting up the #100WCEmeraldTour.  She is an ex head teacher. She talked about her favourite story and how the 100 word challenge has grown.  She strongly believes that it is important that children know the tools of writing.  She also stressed that peer comments are more powerful than the teacher telling children what to do.

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