Schoolbots challenge students to improve IT skills

Student participation in computer games programming can help boost interest in mathematics and should be used to help reinvigorate the subject at second level, an information communication technology programme specialist has stated.
Announcing a major computer games competition, Schoolbots, for transition year students, Dr Liam Noonan from Tipperary Institute's ICT department explained how computer game programming can illustrate the implementation of key mathematical concepts in a host of real-life applications. Taking theory from the text book and translating it into a tangible project not only makes the subject more interesting, it is also proven to improve results in the subject.
Sponsored by IT giants Google and Lenovo, the Tipperary Institute competition, Schoolbots - the only one of its kind in Ireland - takes place on 13 January next and aims to encourage students to develop new IT skills while improving their understanding of important maths principles. Read More

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Social Inclusion Competition for 2nd Level Schools

This competition is open to all students in Leaving Certificate Applied, Transition Year and 3rd Year Civic, Social and Political Education who are attending schools in the South Dublin County Council administrative area. For further information Click Here

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RTÉ Special Series

RTÉ.ie, in association with the Simon Cumbers Media Challenge Fund, present a special series about technology in the developing world.
We go to India, Rwanda and Kenya where three programmes, including the Irish charity Camara, are using three very different approaches to achieve the same goal: educating the world's youngest citizens.Read More


Ubuntu Ireland goes for open source success

Microsoft Windows remains the standard operating system (OS) for most personal computers throughout the world but advocates for the open source Linux-based OS Ubuntu are pushing its benefits for personal, educational and organisational uses, not least because it is free and community developed. Read More

Courtesy: Silicon Republic