Month: April 2017

  • simple, random, human, social – four pillars of #TeachMeet

    I’m reading a lot of TeachMeet ‘stuff’ these days. This is one my favourite bits, and I’m keeping it close by to keep me grounded. I don’t receive the TESS magazine, so belated thanks to journalist Adi Bloom for putting this snippet from Ewan McIntosh into a ‘TeachMeet 10th birthday’ page last June, and thanks […]

  • Hans Perrson and the chirping chicken

    About 10 years ago, I went to the Association of Science Educators annual conference with my colleague Majella Dempsey. (We were at the time working together as Development Officers with the Science Support Service. One of the topics we were focussing on was electricity – how to evolve the teaching of this concept, and deepen […]

  • thank you very much for PhET, Carl Wieman and team

    Click to Run   Thank you very much, Carl Wieman, for all the PhET materials designed and shared over the years. It has made a big difference to teaching and learning difficult-to-understand science concepts. Top of my list, often declared in my “if the internet goes on fire what will I save?” list, is the […]

  • So how do I know I’m at a #TeachMeet ?

    “So how do I know I am at a TeachMeet?” Look around the room…

  • Coderdojo MentorMeetUp at Bank of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin.

    Coderdojo Ireland’s Mentor MeetUp series around the country continued yesterday with a Dublin meet. Thanks to Bank of Ireland for venue and refreshments, and Nuala and Philip of Coderdojo Foundation for organising the logistics. It was a terrific MentorMeetUp in Trinity College, with a definite TeachMeet flavour. The group in attendance was the perfect mixture […]