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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

For this programme I spoke to Michelle Shiels, a graduate of Stranmillis University College, who gave a workshop input on autism at the annual SCoTENS conference. I spoke to Neil Hallinan, a retired teacher and current member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) on the fiftieth anniversary of the organisation's founding and about the 2014 Maths Fest. Finally, I spoke to  Dr Deborah Tannehill, emeritus faculty UL on the topic of fundamental movement in physical education, a topic she is presenting a workshop on in St. Patrick's College on 12 November.

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In this podcast I bring you the second part of my two-part interview with Harvard University Professor, Catherine Snow. Professor Snow was in Ireland as a guest of the Reading Association of Ireland and she gave a keynote speech at the annual conference of the Association in September 2013.

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On this podcast in the first of a two-part interview I speak to Professor Catherine Snow from Harvard Graduate School of Education about several aspects of language and literacy. She visited Ireland as a guest of the Reading Assocation of Ireland.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Elizabeth Oldham from the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin about the history of the Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) to mark the fortieth anniversary of the society's being founded. The interview was recorded at the annual conference of CESI 2013. The programme also features a brief excerpt from an interview with Professor John Naughton about the Raspberry Pi computing device.

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On this week's programme, Professor John Naughton, who is Vice-President of Wolfson College Cambridge, explains the difference between the internet and the world wide web and why the difference matters for educators. You can read his blog here. I interviewed Professor Naughton just after he gave the keynote address at the CESI annual conference earlier this year.

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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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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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On this week's programme I previewed two conferences that have a healthy following each year. The Irish Primary PE Assocation (IPPEA) is shortly having its tenth annual conference in St. Patrick's College and the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) is having its fortieth annual conference at GMIT. Caitriona Cosgrave from St. Colmcille's Junior National School and representing the IPPEA and Anne McMorrough from the Marino Institute of Education and representing CESI told me about the conferences and shared some of their own thoughts on the respective topics.

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On this week's programme, Dr. Joe O'Connell of Limerick Education Centre discusses how to manage challenging behaviour among adults in schools: principals, teachers and parents. The interview is based on a talk he gave at the annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network in January 2013.

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On this week's programme I spoke to James Whelton, co-founder with Bill Liao of CoderDojo. I then visited the Kilkenny dojo and spoke to some local mentors and participants ranging in age from 8 to 18.

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