Our School Excellence – Digital initiative has allowed our school cluster to fund innovative new technologies that introduce children to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way. The three West Cork Schools – Togher N.S, Cappabue N.S. and ourselves have been busy putting these new technologies to good use. Find out more from our latest video.
Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!
The latest innovative technology for teaching coding to primary school children is the Photon Robot. We are delighted to be one of only three schools in the country to pilot this type of technology. This revolution in modern education helps kids learn basics of computer programming and develop logical thinking in an easy and approachable manner.
WeDo is a primary education resource developed for younger primary school pupils as an introduction to control technology and programming using robotics. It’s a fantastic, simple-to-use tool that enables pupils to learn by constructing their own models and bringing them to life. WeDo ticks national curriculum boxes and comes with a cross-curricular plug ‘n’ teach curriculum pack that improves communication, collaboration and team-building skills.
WeDo helps teach how technology plays an active and informative role in the pupils’ learning and is an ideal product for teaching across different subjects at primary school, particularly literacy, science, maths, technology and engineering.
Lego Mindstorms EV3
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.