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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak to the general secretaries of the three teaching unions to preview their respective conferences which take place this week. I spoke to Pat King of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland, Sheila Nunan of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation and John MacGabhann of the Teachers' Union of Ireland.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme, Professor Stephen Ball from the Institute of Education at the University of London talks about how he uses the discipline of sociology, and in particular the work of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu to study education policy. He was in Ireland as a guest of the Vere Foster Trust and the Institution of Educational Research in Ireland and you can listen to his address here.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme, Joe Dale, who presented at the CESI Conference 2013, talks about many ways in which technology can support language learning. Among the applications and websites he mentioned in the course of the conversation are the following:

Websites: Linguascope, Kelda Richards, Paper.li, MFL Times, Sound Cloud,

Apps: Aurasma, Hot potatoes, Cue prompter, I Said What?!, Audioboo,

Software: Audacity,

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I spoke to Catherine Cronin, who is Academic Coordinator of online IT programmes and lecturer in IT at NUI Galway about girls and women and technology and about online learning. I spoke to capstone keynote presenter at the conference, Dan Meyer from Stanford University. Finally, I spoke to school principal, Rozz Lewis about an app that can help to reduce stress. All interviews were conducted at the 2013 CESI annual conference at GMIT.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Anne White from the NCCA about plans for technology courses for the new Junior Cycle programme, to Damien Quinn from seomraranga.com and to Steven Daly from Camara Ireland. All three interviews took place at the annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) 2013.

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