Interview with Ciaran Cannon, Bernard Kirk and Frank Walsh

Roisin and Anna spoke to Ciaran Cannon TD, Bernard Kirk, Director of the Galway Education Centre and Frank Walsh, Director of the Athlone Education Centre at the Excited Digital Learning Festival. They originally came up with the ideabehind the Festival and shared their thoughts with us on the inspiration behind it, how it has eveolved and how they hope to develop it in the future.

It turns out that we are the first people to get an interview with all three of them together 🙂

Roisin and Anna
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Interview with Professor Sameer Hinduja

At the Excited Digital Learning Festival today, Jack and Denis interview Professor Sameer Hinduja, Professor in the school of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University.   Sameer delivered the keynote presentation at today’s event.  He spoke to us about cyberbullying and shared some advice for teenagers in the online space.

Jack and Denis

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Interview with Mark Finlay

Anna and Rosin interviewed Mark Finlay at #WeAreExcited today. Mark Finlay spoke about the workshop he was presenting about ongoing assessment using digital tools. He talked about making the classroom more interactive and involving more children into game based education. He also talked about having online folders could benefit children so they could show their work at home to family and friends easily by taking a photo and uploading it, as opposed to having a class folder. Mark also spoke about the importance of events like Excited.

Anna and Roisin
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Interview with Roy Mitchell

Roy Mitchell was at the Excited event in Dublin. He is a primary school teacher in Sligo. He gave a workshop on Embedding ICT in the classroom. The reason Roy was here today was to help teachers get online tools and resources, for example world book and schoolnet.ie are encyclopaedias online for children. They are a safe and reliable source of information for kids all around the country. He believed these events are very important for the teachers to come and learn new skills so that they can then pass them onto the children in the classroom.

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Interview with Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Anna and Roisin interviewed Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications , Climate Action and Environment at #WeAreExcited. He spoke about the importance of events like Excited and the different opportunities young people now have online. He also spoke about how rapidly the internet is spreading and that by 2020 there will be 50 billion items connected to the internet. Denis Naughten also spoke about how important it is to find a balance between face to face communication and online communication.

Click below to listen to our interview,

Anna and Roisin
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Interview at MoJoCon with Philip Bromwell, RTE

Lorcan met with Philip Bromwell of RTE on day 2 of MoJoCon. Philip is very well known in the world of MoJoCon so he told us about how he became involved in mobile journalism. He also gave us an insight into his most challenging and most enjoyable stories. Lorcan also asked him to look into the future and predict where journalism would go.

Lorcan

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Interview with Christine Costello, Student and Freelance Music Journalist

Christine Costelloe is a Digital Youth Council alumni and an aspiring journalist. Lorcan interviewed her to get an insight into how and why she came to be at MoJoCon. Christine has already published a number of articles as she is a freelance music journalist. Christine   was delighted with what she learned at MoJoCon and is planning to study journalism and new media after her Leaving Certificate.

Lorcan

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Interview at MoJoCon with Karina Buckley, RTÉ

Lorcan spoke to Karina Buckley at the end of Day Two of MoJoCon. She was the MC for the MoJoCon event. He asked her about her career to date, how she got involved in MoJoCon and also about the work she does to raise awareness of climate change as she was previously a weather forecast presenter with RTE.She also gave some sound advice for budding journalists.

Lorcan

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