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Nov 10, 2020

Back in March/April, most schools had come up with a plan for remote learning with the schools closed and all. It only took the Department of Education 6 months to come up with a circular for communication and remote learning. Here's my live reading of the circular, where I slip from apathy to outrage in 30 minutes.


Nov 20, 2019

The Irish Times had a headline a couple of weeks ago “Sharp drop in primary pupils using computers in school” which caught my eye. For those of you listening in the future, this headline was written in November 2019 - a time when technology use is ubiquitous in the world and usage in homes is increasing by the day...


Jun 12, 2019

Social Media. What could possibly go wrong? The Teaching Council has recently  issued advice to teachers on their use of social media. I am going to try and argue that if I were the Minister for Education, I would Allow Teachers to use Social Media as They See Fit.

  • A brief history of Social Media
  • How teachers use...


Jun 5, 2019

Teachers often tell me that they aren’t great on technology. I never understand this because in all aspects of their life, they use technology all the time. In this episode, I want to explore how we can change the way we look at technology as a tool and focus on it as a methodology. I also propose a way to outsource...


Mar 13, 2019

We’re well used to cuts in primary school. Over the last decade or so, funding to primary schools has been chopped at every angle, sometimes very obviously and sometimes in a kind of invisible way.

The Minor Works Grant is paid to schools for minor repair work that needs to be done. This has been the case for a long...