Technology is in use across our school everyday, with all of our classrooms fitted with interactive whiteboards and projectors. The students love working with online resources such as Brainpop and ixl.com, and we also have access to some great interactive programmes like Jolly Phonics and Bua Na Cainte which enhance the children's learning in a fun and interactive way. The senior classes love using the iPads and tablets to research for different projects and presenting their work.
Coding has become very popular in the school and for the first time this year we ran an after-school Coding club which saw the children develop their skills using Scratch Jr., The Foos, Kodable and Code.org. Our whole school took part in an Hour of Code back in December using a variety of activities from Code.org. We even got parents of our school in on the coding buzz with some our parents joining in during one of our Maths4Fun sessions.
Our Senior Classes signed up to Allaboard 2017 and took part in Art through coding tasks. On a trip to Imaginosity our Junior and Senior Infants were delighted to film each other reading the news!. Our most recent Tech event was Tech Week 2017, which saw the arrival our new friends Bubbles and Daisy, the Robot Mice. The children loved using them throughout the school along with our offline coding activities and taking part in Tech Hunts around the school. Our 2nd class pupils hosted an event for our neighbours from Craddockstown Nursing Home. Here, the pupils from our Coding Club took the lead, teaching and demonstrating to our very special visitors how Coding works. It was a really special occasion and there was a great atmosphere about the place. Scroll through our gallery and have a look at all we've gotten up to...