Anna and Amy interviewed Michael Carey, who has been involved in a pilot initiative to broaden the variety of subjects at Junior Cert. He spoke about a Junior Cert short course on Coding and also about how schools can now develop their own courses to fulfil their students needs.
Anna and Roisin interviewed Tomas McLoughlin. Tomas is a teacher in Rosegreen National School near Cashle in Tipperary. At the Digital Megameet today Tomas shared a Digital Portfolio app called Seesaw which he has used as a Learning Support tool. This app helps the social development of students.
Amy and Roisin interviewed Fred Boss of #edchatie fame. Fred established this online community of educators across Ireland and facilitates a weekly online chat on a Monday evening from 8:30 to 9:30. Fred is an Arts teacher who is now working as Education Officer with the NCCA.
Finn and Chris interview Derek Breen. We found out how he doesnt mind doing talks in different countries as long as he has his flight paid. We also learned of his hatred for power point and how he involves t-shirts (that he creates using scratch) in his talks. We also heard of https://scratch.mit.edu/users/bubble103/ the creator of “Colour Divide” and what she is up to since.
Due to technical difficulties we are unable to post our interview yet 🙁
Amy and Roisin interviewed Leigh Graves Wolf. Leigh is from Michigan State University and delivered a Spotlight presentation and talked about design thinking. In the interview she talked about who she was and how much design thinking can progress in the future.
The tables were turned for Roisin as she got interviewed at YMT’s latest workshop at #Cesicon. Seamus, Mary, Norah and Mary-Kate got the chance to learn how the Youth Media Team formed and how they work. They were very interested in how easy it was to record the audio, write the blog post and tweet.
During Cesicon2016 Amy and Chris interviewed Donna Vaughin. After hearing so much about Cesicon she decided to come all the way from Northern Ireland to Cesicon. In this interview Donna informs us of the purpose of her job with C2K.
Finn interviewed Gary Lowe, MD of Whizzkids Ireland, during the Youth Media Team’s first workshop held at #cesicon. Finn interviewed Gary while walking him through the YMTfm interview process from start to finish. Finn talked to Gary about Whizzkids who educate 15-18 year old students on a wide variety of I.T. skills from audio to videography.
The tables have turned as Chris is interviewed by attendees of the ‘Learn with the Youth Media Team’ workshop at Cesicon2016. As they were given instructions of how the youth media team run, they then decided to interview Chris, a member of the Youth Media Team.
They were interested in how the Youth Media Team made an impact on his life and wondered why he still goes to events with the team.