Digital Schools of Distinction Booster – Diary Entry 2

8th May, 2018 By Fiona Thomas Our teachers and children alike have been using the resources from Cocoon over the past couple of weeks and the feedback has been amazing! From Junior Infants up to First Class, the children have been engaging in various coding and digital storytelling activities with their teachers.  The lessons have made it really…

Digital Schools of Distinction Booster – Diary Entry 1

‍By Fiona Thomas Scoil Cliodhna CNS – Our Digital Journey As it Happens – Part 1 10th April, 2018 Our school is a developing school and at present we only have 100 children ranging from Junior Infants to 1st class.  The teachers in our school have a keen interest in finding ways to incorporate ICT meaningfully…

Digital Schools of Distinction Booster Programme

Digital Schools of Distinction Booster Programme By Gavin Molloy  Having helped schools in Ireland to achieve the Digital Schools of Distinction (DSoD) award, and developing a strong relationship with DSoD along the way, we decided it was time to try something new and exciting. The Digital Schools of Distinction Booster Programme. Digital Schools of Distinction…

Should Our School be doing Computer Programming?

By Gavin Molloy  Computer programming for schools, from Junior Infants to Third Level, has generated a significant hype all over Ireland. It is creating a similar hype all around the world, but is it, to quote Macbeth, ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’, or is there actual substance to this hype? This author worked…

ICT Infrastructure Grant 2018

By Gavin Molloy  With the next tranche of infrastructure grant money around the corner, how ready is your school to get the maximum return on your investment? Having supported over 200 schools to find the right companies and products to invest in, we have gathered some quick tips to help you make some crucial choices.  ‍ We…