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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Fred Boss talks about personal learning networks and edchatie. The interview was recorded at the CESI 2012 conference.

In the first of a two-part interview, the recently retired director of Blackrock Education Centre, Dr. Séamus Cannon, discusses how he became a teacher, the influence his father - a primary teacher -had on his work, and why he likes Joyce's Ulysses.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill interview by Barry Hennessy

On this week's programme poet and multi-linguist Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill speaks about the benefits of learning Irish. Simon Lewis of Carlow Educate Together NS and of Anseo.Net describes how to create an app for your school using appmakr. Patrick Felicia from WIT discusses the educational potential of video games. Both Simon and Patrick presented workshops at the annual CESI conference in 2012.

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Report on physical activity and schools by Barry Hennessy

In this programmeI spoke to Professor Emer Smyth of the Economic and Social Research Institute about two studies that were recently published by the Institute: Influences on 9-year-olds' learning: Home, school and community and The primary classroom: Insights from the 'Growing up in Ireland' study

I also bring you the second part of my interview with Professor Steve Wheeler of Plymouth University who was the keynote speaker at the 2012 CESI conference. In it he speaks about online learning and virtual learning environments.

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Report on introducing Chinese to Irish schools by Barry Hennessy

On this programme environmentalist and educator Paddy Madden discusses how teachers can mark springtime in their classes. He also bemoans the lack of biodiversity in the landscaping of newly built schools. Paddy's book, Go Wild at School has just been republished and is available directly from him. The licence for teachers to use frogspawn in their classrooms, mentioned  by Paddy, is available here.

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