Interview with Chris Reina

Amy and Jack interviewed Chris Reina at ICT in Education today. Chris was involved in the MakerMeet last night and also told us about his role at the conference here today. He spoke about Alpha Channels and explained what they were.

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Interview with Stephen Howell

Today at ICT in Education Amy and Jack interviewed Stephen Howell, Academic Program Manager, Microsoft Ireland. Stephen is a regular at the conference and spoke about computational thinking in a presentation and also the closing keynote today. He spoke about his role in Microsoft and also about what people of all ages can do with technology.

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Interview with Eimear Meagher and Miriam Crone

Amy and Roisin interviewed Eimear Meaghar and Miriam Crone at ICT in Education. It was their first time at the conference and they spoke about their experience. They told us about what they found interesting at the conference. They also mentioned how important conferences like ICT in Education are and would thoroughly recommend people to go.

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at ICTEdu 2017

Interview with Stephen Reid

Denis and Roisin interviewed Stephen Reid at ICT in Education today. Stephen gave the keynote speech today about how games can affect positive change on our education system. He spoke about how we can use games to change the way students learn. He also told us about how he got into gaming and why he thinks he is important to incorporate it into the classroom and outside.
There was also a live Periscope and Facebook live video going on at the same time.

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Interview with Professor Vincent Cunnane

Roisin and Amy spoke to Professor Vincent Cunnane, newly appointed President of LIT at ICT in Education. He was there to officially open the conference and afterwards Prof. Cunnane spoke to us about his new job and his thoughts on the future of technology in education. He shared some very interesting thoughts on what he thought the future of technology will be in 3rd level education.  Prof. Cunnane also spoke about how the role of lecturers is now changing due to the impact of technology in ways that could hardly have been imagined even 10 years ago!

Here’s a link to our interview.

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at ICTEdu 2017

Interview with Brian Mulligan

Anna and Chris interviewed Brian Mulligan from IT Sligo, who expressed his opinion about the future of colleges. He believes that Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) will replace real life courses. Find out more in our interview.

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Amy and Emma’s interview with Julia Skinner

Amy and Emma interviewed Julia Skinner. She set up the 100 Word Challenge.  She is in Ireland setting up the #100WCEmeraldTour.  She is an ex head teacher. She talked about her favourite story and how the 100 word challenge has grown.  She strongly believes that it is important that children know the tools of writing.  She also stressed that peer comments are more powerful than the teacher telling children what to do.

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Interview with Hassan Dabbagh

Here Danny and Finn interviewed Hassan Dabbagh on the deployment of Google services in the classroom. In his workshop Hassan went through the steps of setting up the various services and showed a real life implementation of the services.


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Interview with Paul Lee

Chris  and Jack interviewed Paul Lee at #ictedu . Paul uses the best selling game Minecraft to teach young people about architechture. Here is what he said.

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Interview with Neil Butler

Jack and Amy interviewed Neil  Butler at the ICTEDU  conference in Thurles . Neil is a very unusual person, for a teacher! What makes Neil so odd is the  fact that he uses games to teach his students. He teaches maths and encourages them to be creative.

This is what he had to say:

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