ICT

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This is the annual Hour of Code week and we are busy coding with all classes. Coding is very popular with the boys and we it is made even more attractive now with the integration of Star Wars, Minecraft, Flappy Birds and Moana. Hour of Code week is supported by many of the world’s celebrities in sport and IT. We will be following this up with some Scratch coding.

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See some good advice for online safety at http://zeeko.ie/blog/

 

Ms. Bleahene’s and Ms. Harte’s Classes are national leaders in the Target Board Challenge for World Maths Week. http://www.mathsweek.ie/2015/schools/mathsweek.target.competitions/leader-board

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We are preparing for World Maths Week by setting up our accounts on Mangahigh, World Education Games and Hour of Code. This month we have access to websites that will not be available after October so we hope to get lots of maths practice.

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The boys are all delighted with our new laptop / tablet computers.

They are especially happy to have touch screens and have one computer each in the classroom. ICT_infants

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Hour of Code

Congratulations to all the boys who have written thousands of lines of code this week as part of the Hour of Code initiative. The aim is to interest boys and girls all over the world in coding and the boys in St. Joseph’s are really enjoying the challenges posed and we have some programmers of the future. For the past few weeks we have been working on Scratch and this week we’re using Javascript.

Here are the links for pupils to access their accounts

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