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British teen sells app for millions

Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – 26th March, 2013 A LONDON schoolboy has become one of the world’s youngest tech millionaires after selling his mobile app to Yahoo!. Nick D’Aloisio, 17, developed the app, called Summly, while revising for his mock GCSEs in 2011. The app, which summarises news stories, will now close and its features will be […]

One-in-five parents fear child being bullied online

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – 17th March, 2013 NEARLY a fifth of parents believe their child has fallen victim to cyber bullying, a survey suggests. And over half check their child’s internet activity at least once a week, according to the poll commissioned by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals. Clive Byrne, director of the […]

GAA girls raise €3,000 for club by staying off social media

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – 13th March, 2013 TEENAGE GAA players who quit social networks for a month to highlight cyber-bullying have been praised after raising more than €3,000 for their club. The under-14 and under-16 squads at Ardara GAA club in Donegal closed down their Facebook and Twitter accounts. After being given access this week after […]

Schools want Facebook to appoint staff to deal with cyber-bullying

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – March 4th, 2013 SECOND-level school principals want social networks to appoint dedicated staff to take calls from schools and parents to help combat cyberbullying. Principals are frustrated that social networks either do not respond or are slow to react to school requests to take down abusive posts about a student in their […]

216 additional Irish schools to receive 100Mbps broadband in 2013

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by admin

Silicon Republic – March 5th, 2013 An additional 216 secondary schools on top of the first 280 schools in the trial and first phase of the project are to receive 100Mbps broadband, Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte TD said today. That means all secondary schools in Dublin, Meath and Kildare will have this infrastructure installed […]

Eircom reveals winners of 2013 Junior Spider Awards

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by admin

Silicon Republic – March 5th, 2013 Students from schools across Ireland have today been awarded for their online innovation in the 2013 Eircom Junior Spider Awards. The digital innovators who hail from primary and secondary schools in nine Irish counties were recognised at a ceremony in the RDS today. The awards are an output of […]

How teachers are using technology at home and school

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by admin

eSchool News – 15th February, 2013 from staff and wire reports Teachers report large gaps in ed-tech use between poorer and wealthier schools, students A survey of U.S. middle and high school teachers finds that ed tech has become central to their profession. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have […]

Students shine as Press Pass awards look to the future

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – February 28th, 2013 A TRANSITION-year project aimed at encouraging students to read and discuss newspapers has been a “phenomenal” success. The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) Press Pass initiative was taken up by almost half of schools, well ahead of expectations for any transition-year programme in its first year. Taoiseach Enda Kenny […]