Saturday 25 November 2017

One of Ireland's most remote secondary schools is going digital

Pictured left to right: Thomas Keady, Luke O’Flynn, Darragh Judge and Aidan Boland from Coláiste Naomh Éinne, Inis Mór
Pictured left to right: Thomas Keady, Luke O’Flynn, Darragh Judge and Aidan Boland from Coláiste Naomh Éinne, Inis Mór
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

One of the most remote secondary schools in Ireland is going digital.

Students at Coláiste Naomh Éinne on Inis Mór are adding laptops and tablets to their curriculum so as not “to be at a disadvantage”, according to the school principal, Michael O’Culain.

“With teaching and learning now we have to examine all avenues and digital devices give our students great confidence.,” said O’Culain. “From day one they are using the device to help research, create presentations and learn through educational games on the device. We do not want our students to be at a disadvantage and by embracing technology we see new ways that they can learn and have some responsibility for their own education.”

The digital schoolbags are made of Windows devices with content marshalled by Irish firm Wriggle.

Coláiste Naomh Éinne is the only secondary school on Inis Mór and provides full second-level education through the medium of Irish and under the umbrella of Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board. 

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