Tuesday June 2, 2020

Teachers and tech giants move learning online

From Microsoft’s virtual Stem events to Marino’s online collaborative tools to DCU’s educational social media, new online tools arrive daily to help students and families

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

8th April, 2020
Cathriona Hallahan: pupils will be introduced to coding through Minecraft and have the chance to create their own music or retro games.

Microsoft is creating online education events in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to fill in for the closure of its Dreamspace facility during the coronavirus crisis.

Dreamspace is an education space for primary and secondary students at Microsoft’s Irish headquarters in Leopardstown, with about 25,000 visting every year.

“In line with the school closures, we’ve had to close it temporarily so we’re making Dreamspace available at home as a remote learning support. We’re...

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