Mags and Jack interviewed Keith Quille during the “Ideas in Education” conference on the LIT-Thurles campus..
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. Listen to “Good News about Teaching Computer Science” on Spreaker.
Interview by Mags and Jack from the Youth Media Team.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Youth Media Team met with St Michael’s infant school who formed a guard of honour for President Higgins on his arrival at #FÉILTE. The students happily recounted their experience after their personal meeting with President Michael D Higgins.
Denis and Amy interviewed Kate O’ Flaherty who is the Director of the Health and Wellbeing Program at the Department of Health. Kate spoke about Health Ireland, What the Media Literacy Network can learn from Health Ireland and how they went about developing the Communications and Citizens engagement campaign, Health Ireland 2018.
Denis and Amy interviewed Caroline Henry from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. She spoke about the Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme, the target groups it covers and why initiatives like this are important for our society.