Month: October 2014

  • Robot wows!

    No apologies for a blatant “2 for 1” cross posting here – the story of our Robot challenge at CoderDojo in Cavan yesterday. I heard a wonderful storyteller, I watched a wonderful teacher, and I learned to programme a robot (with my team of four creative young gentlemen from Kildallon, thanks guys!). Have ordered my […]

  • Is the weekend becoming the new week?

    Just watching the calendar, and Twitter timelines / hashtags, in the past two weekends had made me wonder – is the weekend becoming the new week? (in Irish Education at least). Last weekend, Oct 3rd, kicked off Friday night with a TeachMeet in St Pats College Drumcondra. It was the first TM hosted by the […]

  • On course for #dojocon2014…

    Dumping my slides here in preparation for the afternoon workshop at #dojocon2014 tomorrow in Sligo. Just in case… [slideshare id=39858415&w=476&h=400&sc=no]

  • If the Internet went on Fire…

    I often ask this question at TeachMeets – if the internet went on fire, what one resource would you save. As a full time science teacher, my own answer used to be PhET – especially the Circuit Construction Kit. Some of my physics disapprove strongly, but over the past few years it has helped me […]