Here Finn and Jack interview Minister Cannon on everything from the new reformed Junior Cert to Ask.fm.
Here David and Finn interview BEO.
BEO was founded by transition year students from Coláiste Ailigh , St. Eunan’s College, Loreto Convent and Errigal College. All of these schools are located in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
BEO aims to get young people interested in music by encouraging them to organise a series of concerts in their local area. Students are in charge of every aspect of the organisational process – booking the acts, promotion of events, filming of concerts etc. This encourages an interest in live music, while helping students develop a wide range of organisational and communication skills.
This project also puts a firm emphasis on the Irish language and seeks to encompass it in the organisational process – “Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Bearla cliste”.
Check out www.beoireland.com for more details.
Here Finn and David caught up with Bridge 21 and asked them about their new learning model that they use in their centre in Trinity College Dublin. They’re planning to spread this model of active learning into more Irish secondary schools.
Here are some pictures of their workshop:
Here’s our interview
Here is Finn, Bridín and David’s video montage of today’s ICT in Education Conference. Enjoy!
Catherine Cronin was also talking at the conference in L.I.T Thurles about “student voices”, how teachers should help and listen to students and learning experiences that stayed with you. She also talked about teaching and learning over social media and how to try and integrate it into the classroom. She also covered the importance for teachers to listen to students and work with them using technology.
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Finn and David