ExcitED

In May 2017 we were invited to DCU All Hallows campus as part of Power Up 2.0 with ExcitED to showcase the work we do in our Digital School of Distinction. Anna, Aoibheann and Cian went to represent our school. They showcased how we use the raspberry pi and will be setting one off to the stratosphere in Skycademy soon!!! We were very lucky we got to meet Gill and Tommy from RTE News 2 Day – we even made them scrolling name badges with the micro bit and they wore them all day!!!

This year, we were invited to take part in ExcitED in Dublin Castle. We had to showcase for other teachers, tech experts and pupils what we are doing and how we are learning in our school.

We decided to set up our display like this!

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We had three boards on which we decided to showcase Mathletes, Art in ICT – Word Art, Paint Pad and Quiver/ColAR app, Scratch, our Makey Makey, www.farmsafety4kids.net and QR Coding.

We had a great day in Dublin, everyone was very nice to us and we met lots of famous people from the tech world, TV stars and politicians.  Here is an Animoto sum up of our day!

Demonstrating the Makey Makey Piano With Ciarán Cannon

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With Stephen Byrne from Two Tube

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With Harry McCann founder of chief of The Digital Youth Council of Ireland

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And after a long hard day….chilling!

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