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Issues we now face because of the internet - combatting with Internet Safety Seminars

We know that technological advancement, especially the internet, has brought many issues to our children’s lives or at least enhanced underlying problems. Regarding education and learning, internet access has changed how students source information. Later in this blog, we will compare the main differences between pre-and post-internet education.The issuesWe are conscious of not continuously repeating…

The Internet is getting worse!!

In today’s digital age, the Internet has become an indispensable tool for learning, communication, and entertainment, especially for students. There are pros to internet usage, but the cons are continually on the rise. Will there ever be a time when the pros will outweigh the cons? Probably not. This leaves us with the question, is…

Magical Leaders and 21st Century Skills

Magical Leaders is a peer-led education programme for 5th and 6th-class students, developed by Zeeko Education and supported by Enterprise Ireland. This innovative digital learning experience helps to teach and nurture 21st-century skills engagingly and interactively. Developed by educational specialists and teachers, Magical Leaders complements and enriches the new primary school curriculum by developing transferable…

Typing for Students

Here at Zeeko, we speak to many schools weekly across Ireland and, in more recent years, across the globe. A topic that has been coming up recently is typing.  In today’s digital age, proficiency in typing has become an essential skill for students, playing a crucial role in their academic and future professional success. Learning…

A Parent's Guide to Device and Social Media Safety

In today’s world, it is the norm for kids to grow up surrounded by social media and gadgets. At this time of the year especially, people of all ages spend more time on their phones or devices. Santa has arrived and undoubtedly has delivered something digital to your household. This digital landscape is an everyday…

The Overlap between the Magical Leaders Programme and The New Primary School Curriculum

In 2023, the Department of Education in Ireland launched the New Primary School Curriculum (NPSC). There are two parts to this framework. This blog will focus on the second part of the curriculum, which deals with how and what students will learn. You can read our full blog here, covering both parts of the New…

Tablets in the classroom can complement teachers and teaching

Digital technology has become thoroughly integrated into our everyday lives. We use it for almost everything: reading, learning, entertainment, to distract and often even to relax. When it comes to the use of technology for education, there are many pros and cons. Tablets are ‌becoming more and more common in the ever-changing world of education. Tablet…

Is social media desensitising our children and students?

Social media is a widely controversial topic, especially regarding how our younger generations use it. In our last blog, we discussed how social media can cause our youth to be over-exposed to various topics that they need to be more mature to comprehend. You can read the full blog here. Please read the Irish Examiner…

Are our children becoming overly exposed?

In a digital world, are our children and young people becoming overexposed? We think so. We think so because they are learning more and more about topics that shouldn’t be explored until they are much older. We recently read an article that ultimately inspired this blog. You can read the full article here. However, here…

Protecting Mental Health in Schools

How can students’ mental health suffer in school?When we think of school, we often think of fun, friendships and learning. However, while this might be true for primary schools, can the same be said for secondary schools? Let’s start with primary schools. How can students’ mental health suffer in primary school?  The Transition: entering a new…

Screentime in Schools

We’re almost into the last quarter of 2023, and a topic we have seen being covered by the media is the excessive use of screens and digital devices among our students. Screen time in schools can be a valuable educational tool when used appropriately and in moderation. Schools need to have clear policies, provide guidance…

Phones at the table are a lost opportunity

What does the title of this blog mean? How are phones at the table a lost opportunity? This blog aims to focus on communication and how important communication with children is from a very young age. Whether you are a working parent or not, your child spends most of their young life with their parents…