Google Classroom – a very first glance

Google Classroom – a very first glance 3

Google have decided to further embed themselves into the world of education with a new product called Classroom. I was given¬†my preview account today to play around with and see what I can do with it and my first impressions … Read on...

Read On

Review of 2013

Review of 2013 6

As we come to the end of 2013, it’s time for the review of the year. By all accounts, it hasn’t been the busiest of years in the world of educational technology. 2013 will be better remembered by many … Read on...

Read On

Student Management Systems: Staff Communication

Student Management Systems: Staff Communication 5

Following my previous article on attendance tracking with Student Management Systems, this article focuses on how¬†Student Management Systems can benefit staff communication. In my school, we don’t bother using a staff noticeboard as everything is done online. We also have … Read on...

Read On

Student Management Systems: 3 years on

Student Management Systems: 3 years on 1

Student Management Systems have been around for a long time but it’s only in the last 3 years that so many schools have signed up to them. Student Management Systems are databases that store all the school’s information on pupils, … Read on...

Read On

Will Social Mapping Transform SESE?

Will Social Mapping Transform SESE? 6

The skill of mapping is part of the primary school Geography curriculum. Back in 1999, when this was decided, I’m fairly sure the people behind it didn’t realise the direction that maps were going to take. While GPS, (also known … Read on...

Read On

Prezi for Brainstorming

Prezi for Brainstorming 3

I got one of those mass emails from the guys at Prezi today showcasing some new templates they have. I’m one of the few people who isn’t really that into Prezi anymore. I’m under no illusions: I’m not cool. However, … Read on...

Read On

CESI 40 reflection

CESI 40 reflection 6

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland, (CESI), had their 40th anniversary at their annual conference and I was delighted to be able to head to Galway to share in their celebrations. Over the last few years, the format of … Read on...

Read On

Edtech News from IPPN Conference

Edtech News from IPPN Conference 0

The IPPN conference hosts Ireland’s biggest Education Expo and it’s only open to principals. Each year I report back on some of the more interesting companies that have been exhibiting at the conference. This year was interesting for a number … Read on...

Read On

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 0

A Merry Christmas from We hope you have a lovely day and we’ll be back blogging in the next few days with our highlights from this year in education. You can expect a review of everything from Ruairi Quinn … Read on...

Read On

Tools to Design a School Web Site 2

About 4 years ago I wrote an article about the various tools that were available to make a school web site. Back then there were a limited number of options and the idea of having a school blog wasn’t … Read on...

Read On