Aine interviewed both Deirdre Butler and Michael Hallisy. They talked about the Digital Strategy for school and also their thoughts and ideas on Technology in the future.
Sinead interviewed Mark Brown, from New Zeland who recently got a job as a Professor and new Director of the National Institute for Visual Learning in Dublin City University. Mark told us what his job consists of and also his mixed opinion on Technology in Education.
Sinéad and Aine interviewed Dughall McCormick, who is from the U.K
Dughall talked about the Nace organisation which he is in. He also talked about top ten tech tips from the poetry of W.B. Yeats that he thinks is of great importance.
Laura interviewed Eamon Dalton who was one of the judges today at The Young Innovators Event in Shannon Airport. He talked about what was involved in his role for the day.
Sinead and Laura interviewed Karen Doyle from Intel, Rose Bain from Analog Devices and Una McDermott from DELL who with others in their organisations have come together to set up the Limerick Connecting Women In Technology group. This is a network set up to encourage females to have a career in technology and engineering. Click the link below to see what they had to say about this.
Laura and Sinead interviewed Entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt, who is the leader of numerous programs at DELL. She talked to us about her ‘Empowering One Billion Women By 2020′ and how she think that if the world is going to be turned around that it has to be done through a new set of eyes, which is the eyes of women. She also talked to us about her leadership and how she thinks sport has the same concept of thinking as setting up a business. We had great fun interviewing Ingrid!
Sinead and Laura interviewed Clare McInerney, an Educational Manager from Lero, a research centre which design tools and methodologies and help people write better software. She talked to us about what Lero do, which is working with schools and helping them write software in a fun and creative way. We had a great time interviewing Clare.
Bianca Ní Ghrógáin was talking at ICTEDU2013 in LIT Thurles about ‘Flipping your classroom’. She spoke about making fun educational videos to show her classes to learn in a different way. She would use Go Animate, Powerpoint, podcasts, Moviemaker and PlanetNutshell to explain topics to the children. The children can then make their own little videos to show other children. They would even want to make a movie to teach their teachers and parents topics that they aren’t familiar with!
Bianca likes the fact that you’re focusing on learning and not focusing on the technology itself. Flipping the classroom has made the children she teaches more confident and they wanted to teach each other.
Here’s Steph’s interview with Bianca
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Sínead & Kate & Steph