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.
Minecraft in Fifth and Sixth Class
This year pupils in 5th and 6th class took part in Ireland’s Future is Mine. This is a joint initiative between RTÉjr and Dream Space using Minecraft: Education Edition as an educational tool to engage school communities in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The pupils were supplied with free accounts which gave them access to Minecraft Education Edition.
Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that allows teachers to deliver a variety of curricular lessons which will also promote creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. Minecraft: Education Edition offers teachers an alternative teaching and learning tool to engage pupils and ignite their passion for learning.
If they can dream it, they can build it and when we combine the fun of Minecraft EE with teaching and learning everyone is ready to learn, ready to build and to have fun while doing it.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience and exercised their creativity and imagination in constructing some wonderful creations which is evident in some of the photographs that were taken of their work.
Bee Bots Activities in Senior Infants and First Class
Pupils in Senior Infants and First class enjoyed using the Beebots to explore their navigational skills as they directed their bee bots around the maze.
Other pupils used the bee bots to consolidate their literacy skllls as their directed their bee bots to the correct words or spellings.
Lego We Do and Bee Bots Activities in Second and Third Class
Pupils in Second and third class were busy using their programming and problem solving skills to design solutions as they engaged in Lego We Do activities .There was wonderful collaboration among the groups with sheer delight when their creations proved successful.