Gaeltacht e-Hub Project Launch

The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D. was on Arranmore Island in County Donegal on Monday, April 1st to officially launch the Gaeltacht e-Hub Project. This innovative digital project will provide Gaeltacht post-primary students with the opportunity to access a greater range of Senior Cycle subjects online, through the medium of Irish. This three-year pilot project is based on comprehensive research completed on similar e-learning initiatives globally, where…

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RTE Meteorologist Checks Out Our Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Our journey with the Raspberry Pi weather station for schools has been well documented. To wrap up and celebrate our project we managed to organise a visit from Gerry Murphy, RTE meteorologist. He came into our school on the 19th of June 2017 to see the 6th class project work and to see the school’s Raspberry Pi Weather station. He had never heard of The Raspberry Pi Weather Station for…

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ICT Funding for Post Primary (at last)

Adrienne Webb on the RTE News It’s great to hear that the cheques have gone out to post primary schools for ICT.  Each school is getting a base grant of €1,700 and a payment of €63.45 per student. DEIS schools will receive a higher basic grant of €2,550 and for the first time, fee paying schools are getting a 50% payment for ICT (see Indo article). This was a long…

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