UK: SCRATCH +RSC Maths Conference on Tyneside, England

UK attendees at Ireland's 2nd National Scratch Conference in Navan in June, were so impressed with SCRATCH +RSC that they invited Seamus to run the conference in South Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne as a SCRATCH-Maths Conference. They would invite local Primary and...

READY STEADY CODE in the South East: Tim Slight

Scratch with Ready-Steady-Code (RSC) has been pretty much one man's voluntary labour of commitment since 2012. Seamus O'Neill, a former teacher, Maths expert and coding enthusiast has been busy about finding the best way to bring primary and secondary Maths teaching...

Scratch : Thinking made visual

Article from INTOUCH Magazine October 2017: 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...

1st National Scratch Conference 2017 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). Ticket...

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 15th to...

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 and EU...