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Search for help with living and working in today's digital Ireland. Teach yourself internet skills, or attend a training course. Find out what support is available for older people, teachers and parents, communites and businesses in Ireland.

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The Digital Hub, Dublin

The Digital Hub in Dublin provides flexible office space and business support services to growing technology companies. It is also involved in providing digital related learning and training opportunities geared to the local community, the Liberties area in Dublin.

Phone   1 480 6200

Address  Digital Hub Development Agency, Digital Exchange, Crane Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 HKR9,

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Skibbereen Farmers Market

In Making Ireland Click, David Puttnam meets with traders at Skibbereen’s farmer’s market, who attract customers all the way from Canada, simply by having an online presence. This market takes place every Saturday – (9:30am – 1:30pm), in the town of Skibbereen, which is about an hours’ drive west from Cork city, in the county of Cork, Ireland.

Southern Star Online

David Puttnam meets the MD of the Southern Star, a weekly newspaper out every Thursday that covers the areas of South, East, Mid and West Cork. Established in 1889, David finds out what going online has meant for this traditional print business.

Sean Murray Fashion

In Making Ireland Click, we visit Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions and hear how this Skibbereen high street retailer is using Facebook and videos to attract attention to his store.

eStreet

eStreet is a unique, ground-breaking project, led by Ludgate, which enables towns to trade online by pooling resources and expertise. eStreet in Skibbereen for phase 1 enables 11 businesses to trade online on a single platform whilst retaining the individual identity of each store.

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Ludgate Hub

The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co. Cork is located in the periphery of the South West of Ireland, With a 1000MB connection the Ludgate Hub utilises the digital age for job creation and innovation. The initiative aims facilitate up to 75 people in a creative co-working environment with a long term objective to create jobs via a sustainable digital economy for Skibbereen and the wider West Cork area.

Phone  087 969 4473

Address  The Ludgate Hub, 50-62 Townsend St. Cork

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Blacknight

This website is kindly hosted by Blacknight, Ireland’s leading web hosting company and domain registrar. (Web hosting gives your website a place to live, and a domain name is its address). Blacknight is the perfect place to start if you want to get a website online.

Contact  059 9183072

Address  Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow

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Supporting SME’s online

There are over 80 different Government supports for Irish start-ups and small businesses. This Online Guide is to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports to see which you could possibly apply.

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Local Enterprise Office

Your Local Enterprise Office can provide support and advice for your getting your business online, training, and grant assistance.

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Thinkb4uclick – A Teachers Resource

Thinkb4uclick.ie has been specifically designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE who wish to explore the issue of online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities.

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Coding for Teachers

A DCU course providing an introduction to Computer Science for teachers working with school age students. It explores some of the basic principles and concepts of Computer Science and aims to help teachers introduce relevant computing activities in their own classrooms.

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National Institute for Digital Learning

The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of designing, implementing and evaluating contemporary models of digital, blended and online learning. It provides professional development opportunities in digital, blended and online learning from workshops to advanced postgraduate and doctoral study.

Phone  1 700 5317

Address  Bea Orpen Building (D1.08) Dublin City University Dublin 9

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Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)

The Educational Studies Association of Ireland is a voluntary, non-political body, dedicated to the advancement of educational research in Ireland. Its various conferences provide a public forum where research findings are presented, educational ideas are voiced and a richer understanding of educational practice is promoted. Membership of the Association is open to all.

Phone  (01) 8576400 

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Irish Learning Technology Association

ILTA is the Irish Learning Technology Association, and is a community of researchers, practitioners and industry professionals with a shared interest in technology-enhanced learning across Ireland. We organise regular events, and also host the EdTech conference on an annual basis in various universities or Institutes of Technology around the country.

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Twitter: #edtech

On the social network Twitter, a search for the hashtag #edtech will result in tweets about the use of technology in education.

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Fis: Introducing Film into the classroom.

Are You a Teacher New to FíS? Whether you want to experiment with some new digital technology, try to approach a topic more creatively, or get all children in the class excited about learning through filmmaking, here is everything you need to know in nine structured lesson plans, that you can use according to your own needs.

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Advice for Teachers (A Webwise resource)

A great resource of demonstration and advice videos for teachers on the use of the internet in the classroom.

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ICT Good Practice for Teachers

A great resource of demonstration and advice videos highlighting good practice for the use of ICT at both primary and post primary level education, provided by the Professional Development  Service for Teachers (PDST).

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Digital Strategy for Schools

The ‘Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment’ includes a €210m investment in digital technology in schools. More about the strategy can be viewed on the PTSD website.

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TeacherCPD.ie

This website offers teachers short, online courses on ICT in teaching, learning and assessment.

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Professional Service Development for Teachers

PDST promotes and supports the integration of ICT in education. The organisation offers online courses, workshops and PDF guides on ICT in teaching, learning and assessment.

Phone  01 7008200

Address  PDST Technology in Education, INVENT, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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Webwise

Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It provides teaching resources and advice on internet safety topics, including cyberbullying, social media and privacy.

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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise, and will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 7th February 2017. The Theme for next year is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Visit the website for more information.

Schools 100MBPS Project

All 780+ post primary schools in Ireland now have access to 100Mbps high speed broadband. The aim of this project was to ensure that all second level students can enhance their learning experience through digital. To find out more about the project, visit the Department of Communications, Climate Action, and Environment website.

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Google Earth

Google Earth is just one of the apps being used by students in Making Ireland Click. Using Google Earth, you can explore satellite images of the earth from your computer or mobile device.