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Scratch : Thinking made visual

Coding is fast becoming a buzz word in education conversations. Although some teachers argue very convincingly that there is no place for coding in the already overcrowded primary curriculum, retired teacher Seamus O’Neill (co-author Mathemagic) is on a mission to...

National Scratch Conference in Review

  On Tuesday 20th June 2017, the first National SCRATCH Conference in Ireland was held in Trim Co. Meath, Ireland (not far from Dublin).  It was part-sponsored by Meath County Council and organised by Seamus O’Neill (We and Us, Educational Design Services)....

US Institute to use Irish Teacher’s coding ‘magic grid’

  By Louise Walsh Irish Independent : June 6 2017  An Irish primary teacher has been contacted by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bid to use his coding work in a programming language. The US creators of the free globally used...

Ready Steady Code – The Story so Far

SCRATCH with Ready-Steady-Code (RSC) began in 2012 After some initial research, retired school teacher, Seamus O’Neill and several volunteer parents launched the first session of Navan’s CoderDojo in Navan Education Centre in October 2012. CoderDojo aims to teach...

CodeWeek 2016 with READY STEADY CODE

  The CodeWeek tee shirt in Navan Education Centre on Moday night 17th October. I received my tee shirt at the debate in Brussels. There is a link to that debate under RECENT NEWS on this web site or just click here. READY STEADY CODE: CodeWeek 2016 runs from...

Seamus O’Neill at EU CodeWeek Debate in Brussels

  I went on a day trip to Brussels on Tuesday 27th September to attend a two-hour debate by about 40 participants. All were highly motivated professionals, positive, determined, actively engaged. Many of them were not teachers. Some were from the EU Commission...

Navan Education Centre approach to Coding raised in Dail

Order of Business from Dail Records Tuesday 19th July 2016 Shane Cassells TD (Meath West FF): Given the commitment in the programme for Government to address the evolving educational curriculum, I welcome the announcement yesterday by the Minister for Education and...

Coding Announcement by Minister

The Minister for Education & Skills Mr Richard Bruton TD Made an Announcement  about Coding on the Curriculum on Monday 18th July The Daily Mail (opposite) gave front page and page 2 space to the story. Thefollowing is how another national daily newspaper reported...