Thursday August 6, 2020

The school around the corner that’s ahead of the curve

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, Co Dublin decided to switch to using iPads in the depths of the last recession after linking up with educational technology firm Wriggle

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th July, 2020
Seán Glynn & Jamie Johnston of Wriggle Learning with Principal Patricia Hayden of St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, Co Dublin, who wanted to have everything in the classroom run through tablets. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Patricia Hayden is well aware of the importance of saying “I don’t know”. The principal of St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, Co Dublin, had a bold plan during the economic crash, but she knew she needed help.

Hayden was also smart enough to realise her lack of knowledge could help to identify the challenges ahead. In 2011, when Ireland wasn’t flush with cash, she decided the school needed...

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