Technology in the classroom

Youth Media Team from local schools with Ciar�n Cannon, TD, at the ICT in Education Conference 2014.
The Information Technology Department in LIT Tipperary is running the 11th annual ICT in Education Conference (http://www.lit.ie/ictedu) on the 25th April at the LIT-Tipperary Thurles campus.

The Information Technology Department in LIT Tipperary is running the 11th annual ICT in Education Conference (http://www.lit.ie/ictedu) on the 25th April at the LIT-Tipperary Thurles campus.

The aim of the conference is to provide a space for like-minded teachers to learn from each other and share ideas around integrating technology in the classroom.

This event will be of interest to teachers who are hesitant in their use of technology as well as teachers who are happily integrating technology into their everyday teaching and learning. The conference is suitable for primary and secondary teachers as many of the technologies being shared have practical uses in classrooms at all levels.

Ciarán Cannon, TD, will address the conference this year alongside expert speakers from Ireland and the UK who will lead workshops and interactive sessions on the application of technology in the classroom. Keynote speakers include Dr. Steve Bunce, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, and Mary Loftus, IT Manager and Facilitator of online Learning at NUI Galway.

Teachers attending the event will discover a “maker” theme running through the presentations and workshops. In fact, this year’s conference hammers home the theme with the tagline “Make. Bake. Take.” Conference organisers, Pamela O’Brien and Bernie Goldbach, have started using the #ictedu hashtag on Twitter to preview some of the unique aspects ahead of the event.

As in the past, there will be a pre-conference opener on Friday, April 24th. It will be a Maker Meet run by Mags Amond and Bianca Ní Ghrógáin, the Ying and the Yang of marvellous creations.

You can register for the conference online at www.lit.ie/ictedu . For any further queries please call 0504 28253.