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I'm proud to be a guest speaker at CoderDojo IADT tonight. Hope to see some of you there!
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Agreed +Catherine Cronin :-)

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I was on the telly briefly last night. Teaching a nice young chap Scratch. #coderdojo
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Well done +Stephen Howell ! New Kinect announced today looks pretty cool. 

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Don't like the new Google Android Play Store at all.
While I welcome new ways to legitimately buy and listen to digital music in Ireland, I personally don't listen to music and will never buy any.
But you can't set the Play Store not to show you music albums (or at least, I can't figure out how). I also can't uninstall Google Listen off my Nexus, or Google Books, even though Google magazines aren't available in Ireland yet.

Android was meant to be about personal choice and customisation; until there's a chance to sell you something...
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+Will Knott Sorry, Will, Listen and Music, I don't do either with the stock apps. That's not so much the problem, as the tablet has space, it's the visually noisy app store.

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Had a meeting with the Scratch 2.0 developers in July, they said they would like to have features like this, but the focus was on getting Scratch 2.0 out first, so 'maybe' is the answer.

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=D

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I'm running a Computing Camp next week!
I'll be teaching Scratch 2.0, Game Design, the usual cool stuff.
More details below. If you have students/kids in the Dublin area currently in secondary school, please get in touch to book or find out more!
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The Computing Department in ITT Dublin runs a series of Computing Workshops and camps to provide students with an insight into computing and careers in computing.  Our next workshop is based on Scratch, the revolutionary programming language for kids from MIT.  Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it very easy to create interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem solving using a simple-to-use, yet powerful, building block approach to software development. 

The workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning coding, no previous knowledge or skill is required.
 
Details of Workshop:
Date:   Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June 2013.
Time:   10.00am – 2.30pm.
Cost:   €15
Note: Lunch will not be provided; students may bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from our canteen.

How to book:  please email: Lorraine.carmody@ittdublin.ie 
Computing Camp IT Tallaght
Tue, June 4, 2013, 5:00 AM
IT Tallaght, Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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+James Crook Thanks for the kind words and encouragement James!

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15569 points not bad, I guessed a random town in a US state and got less than 1km from location, score was 6000+ :)
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That game is quite addictive but I'm uuuuuseless at it. #NeedToDoMoreTravel  

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Courier just rang looking for directions, I hope it's the latest device +Leap Motion have kindly offered to send me :)

The amount of email I get about the leap 2 scratch video is amazing, will have to make another soon.
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My father in law, Liam, died unexpectedly a year ago today. He had been ill, but suddenly deteriorated. A truly remarkable fellow, his passing has left an absence that we feel daily. We miss you Liam.
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That's beatiful:-( 

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+Ailish Carroll you're supposed to be asleep. Get to bed! I'll teach you how to code a game next time you are over for MineCraft night.

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‘Connect Education Conference 2012’

Education Conference on October 11th in the Dublin West Education Centre from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.

Themed “The Future is not what it used to be”; this Conference will look at how 21st Century Education is evolving. There will also be discussion on emerging trends and the role of non-traditional agencies in Education.

The opening address will be delivered by Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

Speakers:
Lord David Putnam, Film-maker and Educationalist.

Georgina Byrne, County Librarian - South Dublin County.

Shane Foley, Principal, Dunshaughlin Community College, Meath.

Anne McMorrough, Lecturer in Marino Institute of Education in ICT/eLearning

Noel Malone, Principal of Colaiste Chiarain, Limerick.

Stephen Howell, Developer of Kinect2Scratch. Computing Lecturer, Institute of Technology Tallaght.

Although this is a free event, booking is essential - so don’t delay and book your place now using this booking form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFUOTcxUnpPWnJDbTFqWkR3N1hKbmc6MQ#gid=0
The Connect Education Conference takes place on October 11th in the Dublin West Education Centre from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. The Conference is free but you need to book in advance using this form.
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