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CoderDojo Mayo

March 19, 2012

Do you want to learn how to code, build apps, games and websites?

Then, go along to CoderDojo Mayo on Saturday March 24th in the Mayo Education Centre.

Registration is from 12pm but get there early as there are a limited number of places. All primary school students must be accompanied by an adult.

So, what is CoderDojo?

Please read the club rules before attending. You will need a laptop.

Find out more and keep up to date by following @coderdojomayo on Twitter.

If you have any questions on CoderDojo, go to or email



ECDL Update

February 17, 2012

Just a short post to remind you to keep working on your ECDL during Work Experience.

When you return from Work Experience, you only have 4 weeks until Easter.

The minimum target for next term is to complete your Module 4 (Spreadsheets) and Module 5 (Database) exams.

If you get these done, then you will be on track to complete all 7 exams by the end of May.

If you would like a break from eLearning, then have a look at this site for help in doing all the ECDL modules or you can find some very good tutorial videos on Youtube.

For example, here’s a series of videos on Access 2010.

Mr. Heffernan will be taking you through all the material you need. I will also be calling into the class next term to see how you are getting on.

Some of you will have all 7 exams completed shortly. Let me know when you have them done and I will then set you up for Advanced ECDL.

Enjoy the break and email me if you have any questions on ECDL during the year or call into my office any time.

ECDL League Table

January 9, 2012

Latest ECDL league tables for 4A1 and 4A4.

These tables are based on Module 2 and Module 3.

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ECDL League Table – 4A4

October 18, 2011

Here is the latest league table for 4A4. There will be a prize for the top student from each class at the end of the year.

The league table will be updated after all students from each class have completed their exam in each module. The latest table is based on the results from Module 2.

The table for 4A1 ECDL is in the post below.

4A4 have a higher average mark as a class than 4A1!!!

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ECDL League Table – 4A1

October 18, 2011
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Mail Merge in Word 2010

October 13, 2011

The final section of your eLearning for the Module 3 (Word Processing) exam is on Mail Merge.

So, what is Mail Merge and how do you do it in Word 2010?

If you have any questions on Mail Merge, ask them in the Comments section of this post or email them to mrhannon [at] geralds [dot] ie

How to disable pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer

September 20, 2011

ECDL eLearning uses a pop-up window in your browser. You should either allow the ECDL site to display pop-ups or disable the pop-up blocker altogether.

Here is how you disable the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer.

NUIG Computing Summer School

May 20, 2011

Computing Summer School

Event: NUI Galway’s Computing Summer School
Date: 13 – 17 June
Location: NUI Galway
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Fee: €50

The Computing Summer School offers you a week long hands-on, practical Computing and IT experience. Students on the Summer Event will have the opportunity to do fun, interactive experiments and demonstrations, talk to the lecturers and ask questions, hear about the latest discoveries and inventions, and try out the facilities on offer.

Learn all about IT:

  • Digital Media; combine video, audio, music and graphics to produce your own movie
  • Games
  • Robotics; assemble a robot and get it to obey instructions and compete with other robots
  • Programming; Use of a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web
  • Animation

Book your place:

Due to space restrictions, numbers on the Computing Summer School are limited, so apply early. The event is open to secondary school students from 14-18 years old.

Last date for receipt of applications is May 31, 2011.
A fee of €50 applies to this event.

Find out more:

For more information and an application form see or ring Tina at 091 493143.

ECDL in Ireland 1997-2011

April 27, 2011

ECDL Exams

February 17, 2011

The dates for your remaining ECDL exams have been added to your Calendar in your Google Apps account.

Log into your Calendar to see the dates for your ECDL exams.