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10 Quick And Easy Social-Distance-Friendly Ice Breaker Activities

Planning for next term? Help your students get to know each other.Any secondary school teacher knows how important helping your students get to know each other is. Moving into secondary school is an exciting time. Students get to experience a whole new environment with the potential to make lots of new friends. However, as we…

Is It Time To Refresh Your Transition Programme?

A report by Voice Community recently shared insights gathered from a pool of 600 teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers and early years practitioners. According to the report, “Mental health was the single biggest concern voiced by our members … It was clear that the impact of coronavirus would be felt for a long time and that…

Talking to your students about screen time

For young people today, screens and the internet are part of the everyday. Many have never experienced a time without smartphones and personal computers in the home. Unfortunately, for something so embedded and necessary in our society, in general we do not have the best relationship with technology and screens. Too much screen time and…

Virtual School Tours

Virtual School ToursTake your class on an epic digital adventure!It’s that time of the year when our students would usually be looking forward to an exciting school tour. Unfortunately, this year many schools have had to cancel their school tours due to the impact of Covid-19, and students and teachers are left with nothing much…

Magical Leaders - A teaching resource for learning and applying 21st century skills.

Magical Leaders – A teaching resource for learning and applying 21st century skills.The world is changing more rapidly than we could ever imagine. It was not that many years ago that portable mobile phones, AI, and voice-controlled technology were nothing more than tropes in science fiction movies. Now they are part of our every day…

7 Benefits of Coding for Kids and Students

  Coding is becoming increasingly popular among Irish children. Have a read of this guest article by Holly Clark from US based Codakid.com on the benefits of coding!  For kids to appreciate how the modern technology operates, there is a need to introduce them to coding. Most kids are living in a world where technology…

Appyness Online: A New Frontier in Peer Led Education!

  Here at Zeeko, we provide our subscribers with a weekly blog offering advice and tips for parents to enhance and improve their knowledge of internet safety and how to best manage their children’s time online. Our blog this week tells you all you need to know about Appyness Online a new way for children…

Protecting Children Online: The Role of Social Media Companies

There has been a lot of focus on the protection of children when they are online over the last number of weeks in Ireland, in light of the imprisonment of Mathew Horan. It is of course every adults’ responsibility to keep children safe online and that includes parents, teachers, grandparents and carers. There is of…

Create, Connect and Share Respect: Safer Internet Day 2018!

  The theme for this year’s International Safer Internet Day was: Create Connect and Share Respect: A Safer Internet Starts with you. As the name suggests the aim of the day, which took place earlier this week is to encourage users of the internet, particularly young people to use the internet safely and responsibly. So…

The Zeeko Digital Trend Report 2017: What Irish Kids are Doing Online!

  It is likely you have seen or heard coverage in the media this week of the findings of our most recent research at Zeeko, the findings reveal what Irish children are doing when they are online, their social media platforms of choice and what digital devices kids are using to interact with others, both…

Zeeko Digital Trend Report 2017: The Results

It is likely you have seen or heard coverage in the media this week of the findings of our most recent research at Zeeko, the findings reveal what Irish children are doing when they are online, their social media platforms of choice and what digital devices kids are using to interact with others, both people…

Meet our Zeeko Presenter: Kirsty Park

  This week we profile Zeeko presenter Kirsty Park. Kirsty is an Irish Research Council funded PhD researcher in Communications at DCU. She has worked as a lecturer and taught coding workshops for Transition Year students. We talk to Kirsty about her role with Zeeko visiting schools throughout the country to help keep kids safe online!…