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What’s On My Knitting Needles?

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:41

I’ve been focused on my upcoming book project, but for a break from that I’m working on a classic triangle shawl as a gift for my mother-in-law. I started it last summer, and she’s patient so she knows it may...

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Beige File Cabinet Gets a Découpage Makeover

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:51

Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels inspired to découpage an ugly file cabinet over their lunch break. Well, my boss at the time was out of town and I decided it was time to liven up...

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Tracking the slow lane of cycling

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:06

I GOT A BICYCLE a few months ago and after moving to a flat area of town, I now feel able to ride the four km to work several times a week.

It's been decades since I rode to work. As a young copilot in California, I had a seven mile journey into a strong headwind. Four years later, I would jump on my bike and ride six miles to the flight line in Oklahoma. The journey happened before sunrise on many occasions. 

Flash foward to 2019 and now it's the easiest run on the biggest bicycle. My current ride came courtesy of Ireland's bike to work scheme which means I got a great machine at a 20% reduced price. Plus I can burn calories while paying for the 21 speed bike.

I tell friends what I have and they agree that I'm equipped for the trek. The Thule panniers can hold my laptop (although I'm often keeping the laptop safely locked up at work). Having to plan my baggage means I carve back my load to things I need for the day.

I've discovered my Samsung Health app tells Strava what I'm doing when I toggle into "workout" mode. This means people farther up the fitness chain can see my progress. Several have offered me high fives for resetting my fitness journey. Sometimes they get to see the sort of screen grabs and trophies that accompany this blog post.

I think I will start sharing a weekly report on my blog because my progress is worth measuring. And I also think I'm going to start hitting the cycle lanes as the sun rises because here in Tipperary we have some brilliant dawn choruses with radiant bursts of light.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus and hope to build an entire photo album  that documents the joys of cycling.]

Test with OtterAI [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:27

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

American voice reading records that extract to a text file.

Flying the drone at 40 mph [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

With the Skoda Yeti.

Overhead Morrison BMW [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:12

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

Nice 2019 options.

2019-05-15_11-53-51 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:53

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

The Big Knit Morning at Electric for World Wide Knit In Public Day

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:29

To celebrate World Wide Knits in Public Day 2019, Please join EvinOK & Brunch Cork at Electric in Cork city for a morning of knitting with a focus on creating mini hats for The Big Knit. We previously wrote about this a...

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Two Silver Medalists [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:50

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

Trackside at Clonmel Football Club.

Good News about Trends in Teaching Computer Science from Keith Quille

Irish Youth Media Team - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 13:42

Mags and Jack interviewed Keith Quille during the “Ideas in Education” conference on the LIT-Thurles campus..

Keith Quille is a lecturer at IT Tallaght ( TU-D). He has been training teachers who are interested in teaching the new leaving cert computer science course. Keith told us how popular current computer science camps are with both students and teachers. He also gave us good news on the gender bias front in that the number of girls signing up for these camps is equal to or greater than boys.
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Interview by Mags and Jack from the Youth Media Team.

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Getting 1000 km with nearly every tank [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 06:40

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Our 2013 Skoda Yeti.

Remembering one ictedu.ie's significant presences [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:55

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

The voice of Ciaran Cannon.

Mother's Day Sunrise [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:51

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

In Bawntameena, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Interview with Amanda Joilliffe

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 15:42

Cara and Denis interviewed Amanda Joilliffe at ICTEDU. She talked about her career to date. She also spoke about what a school visiting the DreamSpace would do on a typical day. Finally she shared what technologies present and future she is most excited about.

Cara and Denis

Youth Media Team
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Interview with Chris Reina

Irish Youth Media Team - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 14:41

Jack and Denis interviewed Chris Reina at ICTEDU.  He told us about his work with MakerMeet, an organisation teaching people about technology through making. He spoke about what he covered in his workshops and why he came here today.

Jack and Denis

Youth Media Team

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Truly Distinguished Educator [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 14:16

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

The affable Cormac Cahill.

Dylan inside his green screen [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 14:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

He should have worn a Tipperary jersey.