Health Tech Day will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018 at ICS HQ, Ballsbridge. The day will focus on new technologies used to improve the life of people with diseases (diabetes) and tendon injuries.
Find the agenda HERE
A team of young children from Wicklow Montessori Primary School have been awarded first place for their core values at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland competition. The event was the largest ever FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland final with over 500 young people. Continue reading Budding young engineers receive 1st place award at the First Lego League UK and Ireland Finals will represent Ireland at the World Championships in Detroit
Digital Art Week will take place alongside Tech Week this year we have a challenge for budding primary school artists! Well-known Irish artist, Lorraine Fenlon will be making a special video showing one of her paintings and children will be asked to respond to her piece of art in any way they can think about. They can respond by using an art app like MS Paint or an iPad app or they can use traditional materials too. The only criteria is that they will upload their piece of work on the Digital Art Week website.
Once submitted, their piece of art will be added to the Digital Art Week gallery and one piece of art will be selected for a prize.The prize will be for the piece of art that responds best to Lorraine’s work. The idea of Digital Art Week is to demonstrate a simple way that teachers can integrate technology into their everyday teaching.
Digital Art Week is run by principal Simon Lewis (Anseo.net and Mash.ie) more info can be found at http://www.digitalartweek.com
The Wexford Campus of IT Carlow is running an event to promote and highlight the use of computing and technology in a creative and innovative fashion. It is aimed at Senior Cycle students, will offer hands on experience with innovative digital technologies. The event includes creative workshops, innovative demonstrations and guest speakers. Continue reading Creative & Innovative Computing at Wexford
This year, Tech Week is celebrating the big changes that technology has brought to the management of various diseases, such as diabetes.
From the 23rd to the 27th of April we will be making available a 30 minute documentary that captures the health system’s fight to treat the rising number of diabetic patients, and warns against this troubling epidemic facing our population. It follows the personal stories of young people who are living with diabetes and their daily struggle to manage it. Continue reading Tech Week focuses on Technology in Health
Congratulations to all our 2018 Scratch Competition entrants. We had a difficult job selecting 31 projects to proceed to the national finals.
We are delighted to announce that the following projects have been selected to proceed to the Scratch Competition National Finals Wednesday 25th April 2018.
IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society.
On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. Continue reading Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!
We are happy to announce the launch of Tech Week 2018, organised by the Irish Computer Society and supported by the SFI Discover programme and Amazon Web Services.
Now in its fifth year, the annual festival of technology will see as many as 100,000 students take part in a range of activities nationwide. Continue reading Tech Week Returns April 22nd – 28th 2018!
The 2017 Bebras Challenge will take place from 6th – 17th November, run by the ICS Foundation, the Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking and computer science to students from 8-18 years by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 30 countries and takes place every November. Bebras allows teachers to schedule your classes test any time during these two weeks.
Bebras consists of fun and engaging short questions, these questions can be answered without prior knowledge of computational thinking but can uncover a student’s aptitude for the discipline. It teaches participants that computational thinking is an integral part of solving problems in daily life and aims to get students excited about computing.
Bebras has challenges for five age categories, incorporating primary and secondary students. Each challenge consists of 15 multiple choice questions – 5 easy questions, 5 medium questions and 5 hard questions and each participant gets 45 mins to complete. It is completed online in your own school.
The Bebras Challenge:
• Requires no prior knowledge
• Is low time investment for teacher
• Takes 45 min
• Runs for two weeks, so many classes can participate
• Provides certificates of achievement for all participants
Jim Friars, CEO of the ICS Foundation said, “The ICS Foundation is proud to run the Bebras® Computing Challenge in Ireland, we need to encourage young people, both male and female, to understand and get involved in initiatives like this and to recognise the benefits of ICT skills and how important they are for the future.”
Teachers can register their school/class for the challenge and participate for free by visiting https://bebras.techweek.ie/
Bebras is brought to you by the ICS Foundation, a registered charity and the social enterprise division of the Irish Computer Society, a non-profit membership organisation. The ICS Foundation is charged with advocating for digital literacy and the use of technology in education, research and developing policy on all aspects of ICT and supporting the ICT profession in Ireland.
The ICS Foundation run the Bebras Challenge on a non-profit basis. The ICS Foundation run many other educational outreach projects including Tech Week Ireland and the National Scratch Competition.
Bebras is an international initiative whose goal is to promote Informatics and Computational Thinking especially among teachers and pupils of all ages. The Bebras Community is an association of organizations which are involved with informatics and educational activities in this area. For more information please visit: www.bebras.org.