Eoghan McDermott is an Irish television and radio presenter mostly known for hosting The Voice of Ireland. We caught up with him at Féilte.
In the interview, Eoghan jokes that he has come to the conference because “he was paid loads of money and is in debt to a vicious money lender” before going on to talk about how his parents were teachers and how there were “always teaching conversations going on in the house throughout the years.”
McDermott goes on to talk about how when he spoke out about his mental well-being. He said that the overwhelming reaction from young people was saying thank you for speaking out, because it’s hard.
Dave and Caitlin interviewed Marty Cooper, the inventor of the mobile phone, about his idea for the mobile phone, the future of the phone, other inventions he has created and what he thinks about banning phones in schools.
Jack and Aisling interviewed Lord Puttnam. In the interview, they talked about technology in education, UNICEF, David’s worldwide teaching from his old barn in Cork and they couldn’t help but mention his huge success in film making. Lord Puttnam sits on the Labour benches but he’s not a politician. He believes that technology is the only way forward.
We were lucky enough to get a chance to chat to Dr René Lydiksen of LEGO Education. He talks about his new scheme launched with Mary I in Limerick and how he believes that LEGO can make learning about things such as algorithms fun!