About the Author – Seamus O’Neill

Seamus O’Neill has been an imaginative primary teacher for his professional career. Over which time he has been in demand for curriculum-based CPD in Art, Maths and Scratch coding. For his creative designs from recycled materials, food packaging multinational TetraPak, made him an international award winner and published his Carton Craft books. He co-authored the ‘Mathemagic’ programme for the educational publisher, CJ Fallon. Mathemagic has been the most popular primary maths text series in Ireland for the past 15 years, used in almost 80% of primary schools and among the reasons why CJFallon is Ireland’s leading educational publisher.

Most recently the developers of SCRATCH, the MIT Media Lab (Boston) added Seamus’s Ready-Steady-Code component into the world’s top children’s programming language. Scratch has over 30 million users, and the Ready-Steady-Code vector grids have added much extra free functionality to Scratch for K12 teachers worldwide. Seamus’s book ‘SCRATCH with Ready-Steady-Code’ was launched during Code Week EU / Maths Week (Ireland) in October 2017. You can buy the book here.