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The Education Race: #edchatie online discussion

edchatIEOn November 7th, Making Ireland Click was the guest host for #edchatie, a weekly Twitter chat about education in Ireland that takes place on Monday nights 8:30pm, coordinated by Fred Boss @fboss.

We asked five questions relating to episode 2 of Making Ireland Click: The Education Race.

What followed was a lively and informative discussion with teachers, school leaders, and organisations involved in Irish education.


Question 1: According to the Schools 100Mbps Project all 780+ post-primary schools have broadband. What are the barriers now?

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Question 2: The need to introduce digital based subjects like coding and programming is pressing. What can be done to make this happen?
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Question 3: Do teachers understand how to teach through technology? What can help?
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Question 4: In relation to the pace and nature of change in Irish education: how can we speed Ireland up? Create a momentum in schools?
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Question 5: Do you agree with David Puttnam: could some schools be ‘hiding’ behind the Department rather than challenging it with regards to going digital?
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