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On 16 Sep 2017, the Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) hosted a Computer Science Symposium at NUI Maynooth and a Computer Science Community of Practice was launched at the event.  Kildare Education Centre, as part of the Association of Teachers’/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) is partnering CESI to host such a Community of Practice.

This is the third such event to take place in Kildare Education Centre. At this session you can find out how to introduce digital technology into your classroom and enjoy the benefit of the wisdom and support of your colleagues. This event is suitable for primary and post-primary teachers and we are looking forward to a great mix of both. This event will give you a chance to address personal needs, build relationships with other stakeholders and discuss issues relating to the development and practice of computing in education. There will also be a workshop activity to develop personal knowledge of computing and computational thinking. Further work on WeDo and MicroBits will feature.

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Facilitator:  Richard Millwood. Presenters: Frank Tormey & Keith Quille


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Course date: 08-03-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 08-03-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 08-03-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre, in partnership with IT Tallaght, is delighted to offer an intorduction to the BBC micro:bit. This hands-on course will give you an Introduction to the micro:bit and a more advanced insight into its potential uses all in the same day. The micro:bit is essentially a programmable computer, The micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The micro:bit aligns very well with the new leaving certificate in computer science, especially the Applied Learning Task 4, but the micro:bit can equally be introduced into the primary classroom. It can be  programmed in several languages, some of which include,, Java Script and Python. This again aligns very well with the new leaving certificate subject.

The day is broken into two sections, at approximately two hours each.


  • Introduction to the micro:bit
  • Coding the micro:bit
  • Inputs and sensors built into the micro:bit (Radio, temperature, motion, light intensity, g force and many more)
  • Variables
  • Conditional Statements
  • Communication of micro:bits (using the radio)


  • Breadboards and the micro:bit
  • Basic circuits
  • Digital outputs on a micro:bit
  • Digital inputs on a micro:bit (using a pir motion sensor)
  • Analogue outputs
  • Analogue inputs

Tutor:  Keith Quille

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Course date: 14-04-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date: 14-04-2018 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-04-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 5
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
                R51 KN66.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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