Category: stories

  • #CONGversation with @topgold

    I always feel better for talking with Bernie Goldbach. Or next best thing, listening to his voice on podcast. Bernie Goldbach, teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. We spoke a length last Sunday evening, rain lashing outside had no dulling effect on Bernie’s golden tones. I loved his questions, and the graceful editing […]

  • Within The White Lines, by Ruth Fox @foxinthebox05

    I just finished reading a book by a young woman I met last summer at a TeachMeet in Newcastle. Presenters at most TeachMeet are teachers (d’oh!), but at this one, Talk On The Tyne, the host Martin Bailey had threaded a theme of well-being and mental health thru the programme. And so young Ruth Fox […]

  • #ScratchEdMeetup Limerick Ireland ✔

    Preamble Scratch is a free block-based / jigsaw programming language which allows users create interactive stories, games, and animations. https://scratch.mit.edu/ ScratchEd is an online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, find people to collaborate with. http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/ ScratchEd Meetups are peer-designed professional learning experiences inspired by the Edcamp model, which in turn is built on the […]

  • #MegadojoIE is growing and growing…

    Megadojo is growing. Starting at one venue – Limerick Institute of Technology – several years ago, this year it took place in six venues: Dundalk, Maynooth, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cork as well as Limerick which has never missed a year. Megadojo is a family coding day, filled with taster workshops, showcases and discussion rooms. Volunteers from […]

  • #NEARImeet – there and back again

    Belated thoughts and thanks on last weekend’s NEARImeet in MIC, Limerick, Ireland, which was so well worth the early start and long drive there and back. NEARI is an Action Research in Education network founded by Drs Mary Roche, Máirín Glenn, Catríona McDonagh and Bernie Sullivan which has an online forum and face to face meetings […]

  • Irish #TeachMeet wiki moves house

    Earlier in the year a message was sent to Wikispaces users that they would be closing down. Now if you look for the original Irish TeachMeet wiki, set up almost a decade ago, this is what you are greeted with… In order to keep as much information safely intact as possible, the site contents were […]

  • #ScratchEdMeetupsIE – ScratchEd Meetups coming to Ireland

    One (and a half!) of the most enjoyable and memorable hours at the Scratch conference earlier this summer in MIT was the workshop to showcase ScratchEd Meetup. Attendees were not leactured about ScratchEd Meetup; we were welcomed by Karen Brennan, Alexa Kutler and the team, and launched straight into a typical event scenario which prompted […]

  • nano nano – global sharing in the MIT Media Lab Cube at #tmScratchMIT

    It was nano presentations all the way at the TeachMeet proposed by Drew Buddie for the 2018 Scratch conference at the Media Lab in MIT, Cambridge, USA. We got an end-of-the-day time slot, and a cool dark space (with super duper AV facilities) called The Cube. As we’d all had a long long day attending, […]

  • CTwins Ignite at #ScratchMIT2018

    The Friday late afternoon Ignite Session at the 2018 Scratch Conference at MIT was a happy, lively, and informative affair. The audience, which of course contains all the Ignite presenters as well as curious others, was receptive and responsive. Lisa, our curator of this session, had the perfect light-but-ruthless (think USA version of Irish Mammy […]

  • #dublinmaker – a grand day out.

    Forever thanks is owed to to Laura Tobin @choiceirregular for introducing me to @DublinMaker a few years ago. It gets better each year. Yesterday in Merrion Square there was such a carnival atmosphere, with happy famines being introduced to a terrific variety of activities and ideas. See here First stop was at the TurtleStitch booth […]