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#GE16 and Primary Education: Class Size

I won't be voting for a party based on promises of reducing class sizes but it seems to be the thing that politicians believe is the number one issue in education. Ultimately, once one hits around 18 pupils, anything above that has little impact, i.e. the difference between 30 and 25 is negligible. Anyway, despite this research, most people correlate that fewer numbers gives more attention to individual children. (Mathematically, 30 pupils get about 9 minutes per day on average Read More...

Two Line Tuesday: CESI Conference

I'm going to use my Two Line Tuesday to promote one of the best conferences in education. It's the CESI conference and you can find out more about it here. Read More...

IPPN 2016: Principals Meet Politicians

This year's IPPN annual conference was more than a little bit political with no less than seven politicians taking to the stage over the two days. Every year I give a summary of what I got up to. I try to spend a good bit of time in the Expo and miss out on some talks but it gives me a chance to see what sort of resources are going to be available to me this year.In terms of Read More...

IPPN Expo Preview

The IPPN conference is coming next week. The conference has seen a change in that the minister for education is going to be at the official opening of the conference rather than the morning after, which seems to be aimed at launching the various political parties' education election manifestos. We're also going to have to put up with an appearance from Enda Kenny. Every year I take a look at the exhibits and highlight some of the more interesting ones Read More...

Anseo.net Review of 2015

2015, as always, has been a very busy year in primary education. Every year, we look back over some of our articles throughout the months to see how the year shaped out. The world of technology was a quiet enough place with very few new gadgets capturing the imaginations of teachers. 2015 seemed to be a year of consolidation and figuring out what to do on all the devices we have in classrooms. Outside of the edtech world, equality was Read More...

CESI Conference 2016 Announced

The CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference 2016 has been announced. It will be held in DCU on Saturday, February 27th, the first time the conference has been held in a major university. The annual CESI Teachmeet which takes place the night before will be in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra on the 26th. Spread the word! Read More...

The First Ever Educate Together Conference for Teachers!

Educate Together have lots of conferences throughout the year. There's the main AGM where all members get to vote on the running of Educate Together and there's the principals' conference. There's usually conferences on ethics and this is for boards of managements, principals, parents and teachers but Educate Together have never run a conference solely for its teachers. That is until now.For those of you not in the know about Educate Together's Ethical Education Programme, here's some information from the Read More...

RIP: Bianca Ní Ghrógáin

It is with terrible sadness that we learned that Bianca Ní Ghrógháin, a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend had passed away over the weekend. Bianca represented everything that was right in primary education. She pushed the boundaries everyday and her armour of talent was vast, in particular through her use of technology. She inspired teachers to try out things that seemed impossible and improbable.https://vine.co/v/O2PFm7YxiI1Her Makey Makey workshops (above Vine from user Cara) became a must-see at edTech conferences and her quick-fire Teachmeet Read More...

Excited Festival Panel Discussion

I was invited to be on a panel discussion at the Excited Festival on Saturday with Mona Akmal from Code.org, Keith Krueger (CEO of the Consortium for School Networking) and Ciaran Cannon (founder of Excited) to talk about coding and creativity hosted by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The event took place in Dublin Castle's conference centre about 50m from the courtyard where the historic referendum for Marriage Equality was being announced.Inside the room were over 100 educators sitting around big tables looking Read More...