Interview with Muireann O Sullivan

Ben and Ezra spoke to Muireann O’Sullivan about her research into the use of Minecraft to engage gifted students. Muireann shared her thoughts on how Minecraft can be used to challenge students and to give them an influence over their own learning environments. Puzzle Rooms provide opportunities for lateral thinking and problem solving and provide an engaging environment for learning.

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Ben and Ezra

Interview With Kate Delaney

Elena and Amy interviewed Kate Delaney, founder of Make Create Innovate, who held a workshop at CESICon. Kate is passionate about providing an opportunity about maker education. During the workshop Kate encouraged groups to build their own instruments using crafts and to connect them to computers to add sound.

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Interview with Mary Jo Bell and Ciara Brennan

Amy and Elena spoke to Mary Jo Bell and Ciara Brennan who presented at the CESI conference. Mary Jo and Ciara talked about how Adobe Spark can be used in classrooms. They also shared their thoughts on the importance of CESI for teachers who are looking to integrate technology into learning.

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Interview with Anne Looney

Roisin and Cara interviewed Anne Looney today at Cesicon 2017. Anne was giving the capstone speech today. Anne is currently the Interim CEO at the Higher Education Authority in Dublin and has recently been appointed as the founding Executive Dean of Dublin City University’s new Institute of  Education. Anne spoke about her previous job as CEO of NCCA, she also spoke about the impact woman make on education.


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Interview with Sharon Kearney

Sharon from Bridge21 gave a talk to us about her approach to teaching English and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in particular, to secondary school students. Sharon believes that it is more benificial for students to use technology in learning. So far her methods have proven succesful. Sharon aims to incorporate her methods into more schools.

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Interview with Malahide Community School

Today at #cesicon Caitlin and Monique interviewed students from Malahide Community School.

We asked four members of their I.T. team  about  their presentation and their work in relation to technology in  their school.  It was interesting to listen to the student’s voice on why technology is so important in schools today and on how it played a part in their learning.

Cailtlin and Monique

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Interview with Martin Bailey

Caitlin interviewed Martin Bailey who spoke about his work with Animate 2 Educate. He also told us about he would promote STEM and ICT for girls and technology in general for schools.

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Interview with Thomas Boyle

Caitlin and Monique spoke to Thomas Boyle from Crana Colege at #cesicon. We asked him about his work and what he is doing in his school. He told us about how his school has introduced coding and how it has been very successful.

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Interview with Richard Millwood

Elena and Roisin interviewed Richard Millwood at Cesicon 2017 today. Richard was presenting a workshop at Cesicon about Computing in the Irish Curriculum. Richard spoke about his views for the future of computer science in the Irish curriculum. He also spoke about how important it is to integrate computing into the Irish curriculum.

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Elena & Roisin