At All Saints’ we have invested heavily in developing our Digital Technologies .
Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard .We have a fabulous computer classroom equipped with 30 PCs. We have invested in increasing our quantity of tablets ,purchased several sets of Bee Bots and Lego We Do sets.
Middle and Senior Classes have been engaged in developing their coding skills ,all of which further develops their analytical and problem solving skills.
Junior classes use the tablets to reinforce their literacy and numeracy learning.
Game-based Learning with Minecraft
In History Third and Fourth class identified change and continuity in the line of development in terms of homes and houses.
This led them to think about what homes and houses would be like in the future.
The pupils were asked to design and construct “Futuristic Homes” using Lego, junk materials or using Minecraft.
Some wonderful inventive and imaginative creations were made.
See below some photographs of their Minecraft creations.
An Hour of Code unplugged
The pupils in 5th and 6th class were delighted to be invited by Microsoft to take part in their
Hour of Coding Unplugged as part of Computer Science Education Week. This years event was
delivered by Leigh-Anne from Microsoft and due to pandemic restrictions we used the magic of
Microsoft Teams to beam Leigh-Anne straight into our classroom to virtually deliver the coding
The Hour of Code Unplugged sessions were designed to enable students to develop coding and
computational thinking skills without the need for a device. The children had to come up with their
own creative technology solutions with sustainability in mind.
Congratulations to all the students in 5th and 6th class for their great efforts and ideas during the
session. We had everything from Ocean Plastic Remover, Ocean Protector, Fit Bit Shoes, Climate Action Website to Water Usage Monitor. All the children received a certificate in recognition of their wonderful creativity,
participation and hard work.
Children used beebots in one of their Aistear stations. They explored how to make the beebot move to different parts of the treasure map. The children also explored the beebot game on the tablets during computer time.