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Interview with Conor, Thomas and Una from the JCT Coding in Action team

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 16:28

Jack and Cara interviewed Conor Power, Thomas Boyle and Una Fleming from the JCT Coding in Action team. Conor spoke about the National event which they held yesterday which was both a CPD day for Teachers involved in the first phase of the Short Course in Coding and also a celebration of the end of the the phase. Phase 2 is now open for applications and schools can apply. Conor and Thomas shared what their schools are doing from a coding perspective and Una spoke about how research from phase 1 will inform the CPD offerings for Phase 2.

Jack and Cara
Youth Media Team

Interview with John Heffernan

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 16:16

Denis and Jack interviewed John Heffernan. John has come back from working in Albemarle in Charlottesville. John shared the differences between classrooms here in Ireland and those in the United States. He spoke about the broad diversity to be found in schools in America and how that impacts that has in the classroom.

Jack and Denis
Youth Media Team

Mags Amond on Creativity and Collaborative Communities

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 13:44

In her keynote presentation Mags Amond spoke passionately  about “Creativity, Collaboration and Practice” which are the main themes of the conference.   She shared many examples of creativity as well as the importance of collaboration and why teachers need to think about their practice.  A central theme of the presentation was the idea of community and the people who support us and challenge us to reflect on our practice.  We touched on all of these topics in our interview with Mags.

Cara and Amy

Youth Media Team


Barbara Hegarty and the passion in coding

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 13:43

Denis and Cara interviewed Barbara Hegarty at the CESI Conference.  Barbara is the National Co-Ordinator for CoderDojo Ireland.    In our interview Barbara told us about CoderDojo and also about her role in CoderDojo Ireland.

Denis and Cara

Youth Media Team

Mic test at CESICON 2019

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 09:49
Denis tests the ATR2100 USB mic.

Just before the keynote speech by Mags Amond, Denis and Jack did a mic test using a ATR2100-USB microphone connected via a USB A to USB C adapter into a Galaxy S8 using Spreaker Studio.

Listen to “Jack and Denis microphone Test” on Spreaker.

Bernie Goldbach tested the Beyerdynamic mic connected to the iPad Mini via an iRig Pre.

Listen to “At CESICON 2019” on Spreaker.

Both mic tests sound very clear.

Mistake-filled Perfectly Imperfect Dr. Seuss Quilt for Reading Time Snuggles

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:23

I had a request to knit a blanket for story time. LB thought we needed a blanket for both boys to snuggle under when I read to them. Brilliant request, but I countered with an offer to sew something since...

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Jester Crest [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:29

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Part of a team project in the creative media degree on the Clonmel Digital Campus. Board here.

Typical nomad work station [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:27

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

With the Brydge keyboard and Note 9.

Limerick Printmakers at 20

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:18

LIMERICK PRIINTMAKERS AT 20 (LP at 20) is an exhibition of new prints in The Hunt Museum in Limerick on Thursdday, February 14, 2019. The exhibition continues through Monday, April 22, 2019.

I'm enamored by printmaking because I've seen several hands-on workshops by Aoife Barrett, printmaker and LSAD graduate.

Twenty years have passed since the formation of Limerick Printmakers, a printmaking studio and creative space. It was 20 years ago that I met Gavin Hogg, one of the founder members of Limerick Printmakers. Today, the printmaking studio in 3 John's Square has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of midwest Ireland.

The Limerick Printmakers promote and champion printmaking as an art form. On the Clonmel Digital Campus, we plan to incorporate elements of traditional print into part of an annual digital exhibition. The result will delight and surprise visitors.

I plan to explore LP at 20 in The Hunt Museum because I enjoy looking at creative work. I wonder if printmaking workshops will feature as part of the LPat 20 exhibition. Naomi O'Nolan, head of Exhibitions at The Hunt Museum explains, "There has always been a close relationships between The Hunt Museum and Limerick Printmakers, stretching back to one of the museum's first open days when Limerick Printmakers hosted hugely popular printmaking workshops from the museum's gallery". It would be lovely to observe a similar set of workshops from printmakers.

LP at 20 will showcase the current artistic practice of Limerick Printmakers. Each of the exhibitors will display two editions of new large scale work.

Printmaking techniques on display include relief and intaglio techniques including aquatint, silkscreen, monotype, collograph, and stone lithogaphy. Artistts are incorporating hand cast plates. embossment, gold foil, and hand stitching. All work measures 100 cm by 70 cm.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]


Dylan and Aoife at TippFM [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:29

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Dylan (7) at TippFM talking with Aoife (Printvango) about printmaking in the primary school classroom.

Talking about printmaking on TippFM [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:29

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Dylan (7) and Aoife Barrett (printvango)

Kindle Paperwhite on Red Leather [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:18

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Both 10th generation products.

Listening to voices for the last time [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:18

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

As I withdraw from Facebook.

First Touch with Paperwhite #kindle

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:28

AMAZON OFFERED REDUCED pricing for the Kindle Paperwhite and I jumped at the opportunity to buy a 32 GB model with its Bluetooth service for the Audible collection I have amassed.

I like the lightweight feel and quick touchscreen responsiveness of the Paperwhite. I don't think I will be using its waterproof capability to read in the bathtub or Jacuzzi.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology. He ports handouts onto his Kindle Paperwhite when sharing those documents across the campus OneDrive.]

RC Controller Software [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 07:33

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Using DJI Phantom 3 controller.

Testing Wowza Streaming Cloud

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:47

I AM EXPLORING a way to connect our DJI Phantom 3 drone to RMTP services offered by Wowza Streaming Cloud. In a previous test, we could not get a good digtal video signal to encode on the drone before transcoding on Wowza.

See the Stream

[Bernie Goldbach teaches drone videography on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Kindle Paperwhite [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:38

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

A 10th generation product.

Clonmel in early February [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:36

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Snapped over Longfield.

At My Field Desk #clonmeldigit

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:56

I SPEND A LOT OF TIME working in remote locations so I'm grateful for the ease of use I get with my durable Brydge keyboard. It connects to my Note 9 the moment I switch it on with no requirement to push a button or select a setting.

Download At My Field Desk

The very versatile Note 9 and its small footprint make it easy to occupy cramped spaces and get things done. I'm improving my distributed networking skills by leveraging the workflow that comes with knowing how to best use time and space.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Reporting from my Field Desk #clonmeldigit

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:33

I HAVE TO USE a field desk several times a week and today that means waiting in a long hallway to meet up with several clever creative students who are producing content to complement a collection called #clonmeldigit. I'm taking a few minutes to tap a few thoughts into DayOne App on my Note 9, using a Brydge Mini keyboard because I can get better than 35 wpm with its metal surface.

I'm very happy with DayOne (the app), Brydge Mini (a keyboard I bought two years ago to work with the iPad Mini), and the Note 9 (amazed by its 6 GB of RAM and its 128 GB main memory). I've started comparing the mobile gear I have in a well-worn camera bag with students who often give up meals to afford high quality mobile gear. I'm learning from those students and can definitely pronounce a takeaway of the week: Get a phone with more than 2 GB of RAM.

I need to use the black Moleskine you can see in the accompanying photo to develop show notes for a recording I plan to use in a podcast with one of my third year students as we both walk through "effective workflow for third level study sessions". I've heard specific critiques from students about Classroom OneNote, Microsoft OneDrive, Moodle, and newsfeeds. I want to discuss these items with Adian Murphy, a creative media and design student who is helping me improve my teaching practice. In doing that, I think we will propose a learning practice that effectively leverages the digital literacies of creative students across Ireland.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clomel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology. Selected portions of the work will be hashtagged #clonmeldigit.]