Research shows video games can aid learning

Recent research to be discussed at the Irish Game-Based Learning (IGBL) conference in Trinity College Dublin next week, indicates that game playing can aid learning through computational thinking and problem solving. Minecraft is the most common game used by schools to achieve these aims and will be discussed by researchers at the conference. http://bit.ly/2c54Rv2

The Big Launch 1 September 2016!

The big day is nearly here folks! Our general release day on 1 September 2016 will allow parents and schools to communicate easier, quicker and more securely. Parents will be able to log in to our site and view all 3288 public and private schools, and filter them more efficiently and along more parameters than[…]

Cllr. Frank Durkin stalls opening of Educate Together in Marsh House in Castlebar.

Cllr. Frank Durkin has made 19 objections to the placing of the new Educate Together school in Marsh House in Castlebar. Durkin, who views Educate Together as an ‘elitist’ group, feels that all children should be educated together regardless of whether the school’s ethos is desirable to the parents, and that minorities shouldn’t be catered[…]