Category Archives: ICT

Safer Internet Day (SID)

We celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID 2018) on Tuesday 6th February.

We had some fun activities such as Super Selfie, MySelfie and the wider world, the Granny Rule, and making posters to help promote safer internet for all of us.

We also worked on an online code and debated issues such as ‘cyber bullying’. We all received a SID2018 wristband which reminds us that it UP2US to keep safe online.

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Hour of Code

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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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World Maths Week

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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Hour of Code

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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

Scratch

car_racingScratch – Computer Coding

We have been coding using Scratch in St. Joseph’s for the past few weeks and we have included some examples of their projects here.We have created a car racing game and a helicopter game. We hope you enjoy them. You can also see the amount of coding required to create the games.

 

Car Racing Game

Car racing Game by Cormac G

Car Racing Game by Rory M.

Car Racing Game by Ryan O’H

Car Racing Game by Sean and Fintan

Car racing Game by Dylan and Rowan

Car racing Game by Conor D

Car Racing Game by Gavin C

Car Racing Game by Daniel C

 

Helicopter Game

Helicopter Game by Conor D. and Eoin Q.

Helicopter Game by Adam H

Helicopter Game by John C

Helicopter Game by Niall F

 

 

 

 

Our project with the Italians

skypeItalyThis is an image of the class in Italy taken during the video link.

We did a project in Ms. Bleahene’s class with an Italian school (LASTRA SCUOLA) on the Celts. We told them about the warriors, clothes, houses (crannòg), food, farming, religion and metal work. We talked to them on Skype. We dressed up one of the days for the Skype video call. Some people in our class made a crannòg model. We had two practices with the Italian school. We sent them photos of our crannòg model as we were talking to them. Two boys brought in jewellery to show them. The Italians asked us questions about the Celts. The Skype meeting was recorded in Italy by an Irish company called Agtel.

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Report by Abdullah and Leon (Room 12)

Maths Week

This is Maths Week all over Ireland. In St. Joseph’s we are having fun with practical maths., maths activities and ICT. We are having maths trails, bingo, maths table quizzes, maths board games, and problem solving activities throughout the week. There were prizes and fun for all.