Congratulations to the Scratch National Finals Winners!

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The National Scratch Coding Competition was held in the Kemmy Business School, at the University of Limerick, last Wednesday April 25th as part of Tech Week 2018. 32 of the top scoring teams across the categories were invited to show their mettle to the judges.

We’re delighted to announce the below winners in their respective categories and selected from over 500 entries nationwide:

 

Best Animations 2018

Behind the Bully, Scoil Pol

Best Technical Sophistication 2018

Flight of Apollo, St. Brigid Boys’ School

Best Educational Content 2018

The Map of Ireland, St. Mary’s & St. Gerald’s National School

Best Social project 2018

Bip and Pin’s Clean-Up Adventure, Skibbereen Coder Dojo

Special Scratch Award 2018

My Energy, Cloghans Hill National School

Category Winner 2018  –  Junior infants to 1st Class Category 

Star Wars Maze, Ardfield National School

School Winner 2018  – 2nd class to 4th class Category 

Turty’s Treasure Island, St. Mary’s & St. Gerald’s National School

After school Winner 2018 – 2nd class to 4th class Category 

Station Escape, St. Joseph’s National School

Category Winner 2018 – 5th class to 6th class Category 

Nutty Nutrition Navigation, Ratoath Senior National School

Category Winner 2018 – 1st year to 3rd year Category 

Piano Pal, St. Angela’s School

Category Winner 2018 – 4th to 6th year Category 

Clean Up Our Streets, Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, Limerick

 

….and the Overall Winner is…..

Super Teddy 2, Naas Commuinty College, Kildare

 

Congratulations to everyone who won, and we are looking forward to seeing you compete next year.

 

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Bebras National Competition Winners Announced

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The 2018 Bebras National Finals took place on Saturday, 21st April in the Eolas Building in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition through the year, as well as the Bebras participants on the day.  Continue reading Bebras National Competition Winners Announced

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Register now to attend Health Tech Day!

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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

Register now to attend for FREE!

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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

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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

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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

Creative & Innovative Computing at Wexford

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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

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Tech Week focuses on Technology in Health

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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

Scratch Finalists 2018

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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.

Scratch finalists

 

 

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Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

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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!

IT Training Seminar

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What does it take for educational and training organisations to be digitally capable?
On its 20th anniversary we invite you to ICS HQ for the annual IT Training Seminar, to explore issues of concern for training and development professionals and educational organisations involved in teaching with and through technology.

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