Fingal Community College students present project at Google
Students from secondary schools across Ireland, including Fingal Community College from Swords gathered at The Foundry @ Google recently for the School Digital Champion Project Showcase, the final event in the 2018-19 edition of the government's School Digital Champion Programme.
In all, 57 projects from 39 schools representing 18 counties across Ireland were displayed, focusing on how digital technology could be used to make a difference to students' schools, homes, local community, and local businesses in the areas of waste management, climate action, energy efficiency, and digital inclusion.
Dublin was represented by a total of 14 schools including Fingal Community College.
The submissions covered a wide array of topics, with recycling, sports, and digital education being of particular interest to Irish students, while mobile apps and video content were the favoured methods of delivery. Many projects in particular involved promotion of the students' schools, with some of the more elaborate entries involving virtual reality tours, 360 video, and even an exact, brick-by-brick digital replica of one school in the format of the popular Minecraft game.
The initiative, launched as part of the National Digital Strategy to promote digital adoption and encourage the productive use of technology by students, was run by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.