Computing At Schools delivered a frank presentation regarding cyber safety, etiquette and responsibilities that impacted on our students. His conversational but hard-hitting presentation style highlighted to students, in an audience-appropriate manner, the risks/implications of their actions online and the importance of being secure online while taking responsibility for their use of Social Media and the Web. – 1st to 6th Year Cyber-Safety Workshops – Principal Mark O’Brien – Good Counsel College

Thank you Trevor & Computing at Schools for a very informative and engaging workshop. Looking forward to your visit to the classroom next week! – Staff Cyber-Safety Training – Ms Mairead Parle – ICT Coordinator CBS

We found Computing At School’s Cyber-Safety workshop both informative and very frank. The students were really engaged. They liked workshops honesty and in-depth knowledge of the topic. Many thanks Trevor and your team. – Full Cyber Safety School Programme – Tracey Edwards  Deputy Principal – Ramsgrange Community School

Thanking you for the excellent service which you provided to our school. The teachers were extremely complimentary of the content of your cyber safety course and the manner in which it was presented. It effectively reinforced all the work that is already being done in the school through SPHE. Parents also felt that they gained great knowledge, confidence and awareness from your presentation, which we all know are key to our children’s safety. – Cyber Safety for Students, Parents & Staff – Geraldine Doyle, Príomhoide, St. Fintan’s N.S. Taghmon

Thanks for the zoom meeting! Very interesting, and we are covering cyberbullying with first years at the moment so it was very apt.  Lovely to see you again and the best of luck with the remaining classes. – TY Cyber Safety Programme – Sandy Power – Post Primary Teacher

Our TY’s in Summerhill College Sligo took part in your Cyber Safety Programme thoroughly enjoyed it. Kind regards, Dervilla – TY Cyber Safety Day – Dervilla Casey Summer Hill College

Thank you for yesterday’s Cyber Safety Programme.  All went great. The students enjoyed the day and learned a lot. – TY Cyber Safety Programme – Gemma O’Donoghue TY Co-Ordinator – Crescent College

I found the workshop very helpful and it really motivated me to get going with my class. Apart from the Scratch ideas, I also appreciated the practical ideas about file management, youtube downloading and saving. Since the workshop, I have been using laptops to teach Scratch 2 but also my class have been teaching Senior Infants Scratch Junior on IPad and this has been great fun too. Many thanks for your help – Clare Egan – Primary School Teacher.

Thanks for a great day. A Really informative day. Well enjoyed. Trish Holland – Post Primary Teacher – Hamilton High School.

Hi Trevor, Thank you so much for your input on Strand 2 of the Coding and Programming course. It was exceptionally helpful. I look forward to teaching it! Many thanks, Aoife Begley – Kenmare CS

Very informative course. Great resources are given a good condensed session. Rita O’ Donoghue – Pres Tralee

Thanks a million for the resources and for the course on Saturday. It was fantastic and very informative. Angela Goucher – Post Primary Teacher – Loreto College Swords.

Thanks for an excellent training day. Anthony Hutchinson – Post Primary Teacher – Hamilton High School, Bandon.

I found the workshop very insightful with regards to technology and internet use as well as learning more about coding. It was a really suitable workshop for beginners in this area as you did not bombard us with too much but just enough to allow us to begin lessons in the area of coding and internet safety. Anne Flood – Special Needs Teacher – Saplings Rathfarnham.

Trevor, The course was excellent. The resources are useful and easy to follow. It has made the job of planning for the new junior cycle coding short course much easier. I am looking forward to the next two phases. Regards, Laura Boyle – Presentation Secondary School Tralee

Hi Trevor, I really enjoyed the informative training today. Your delivery was excellent and I will find the resources very useful. I look forward to learning more next week. Regards Mo – Presentation Secondary School Tralee

I got a lot out of the day. I appreciated your patience with my lack of knowledge & never felt you were judging me for that (a lot of my tekkie friends can do that!) Marianne Brady – Principal – Scoil Chaitriona Snr, Limerick.

The workshop went very well last weekend. I thought you gave some great tips and clips and a great introduction to Scratch. It was a very relaxed workshop and everyone had lots of opportunities to ask questions and chat. Lunch gets 10 out of 10 and of course, the classroom was delightful!! Gemma Walsh – Primary School Teacher – Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts, Wexford.  

The advice given on Windows Defender as sufficient anti-virus software was beneficial. Advice on safe use of YouTube and downloading videos was very useful. Snipping Tool was useful. Demonstration on binary was useful. Cracking the code. Very useful in classroom scenarios with children. Scratch introduction considering I was an absolute beginner was a bit rushed but I am already better familiarised with now as a result of looking at the lesson plans. Ross Byrne – Primary Teacher – Ballygarrett NS, Wexford.

I’d just like to thank you for a most enjoyable and informative day on Saturday. I found the course to be excellent. Having only heard of Scratch and its merits previously, but never having had any actual experience of it, I now feel that I have a good handle on the concept. I feel that I am well equipped to step into a class and teach lessons on Scratch. I believe the children will love it and will benefit greatly from learning how to use it. I would highly recommend this course to other teachers. Mags Sparling – Primary Teacher – Glengurf NS, Limerick.  

Today was very informative. It is great to get all the resources. Thank you and see you next week. Kind regards, Patrycja Czarnoleska – Presentation Secondary School Tralee

Hi Trevor, Great day again.  Thanks for all the info.  It was great. Thanks, John O’Connor Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine – Kenmare

Thank you for the course today it was excellent! Michael Delaney – Primary School Teacher – Templemore.

Thanks very much for the course on Saturday.  I found the course very helpful. I came away understanding scratch to a very good level. I also appreciated all the little tips to manoeuvre around the laptop. Manus Breathnach – Primary Teacher – Dublin

Just dropping a line to say thanks for the day you provided at Hamilton High School I found it very helpful and informative. I can get started with this coding adventure that appears to be coming my way. – Edward Tuthill, Hamilton High School, Cork.

Very positive feedback from Teachers that attended. Rachel O’Connor, Principal, Ramsgrange Community School.

Trevor, The course was excellent, very enjoyable morning. I’m really looking forward to next week. Thanks so much – Moira O Connor Post-Primary Teacher.

Trevor gave an excellent presentation to us today. Bhí sé ar fheabhas ar fad. Maria O’Neill Presentation Secondary School Tralee

Looking forward to the next course … Clár … Loreto, Wex …

Fantastic course, Ailise McNamara, St. Patricks GS, Dublin 8.

Thanks again for a great day and all the Online resources. St. Joseph’s Primary School.

Just dropping a line to say thank you so much for a great day on Sat. I learned so much and the day flew by. I know that we were spoiled by having such a lovely small group, but it was fantastic. Well done! AnnMarie Kenrick PS Teacher, Tipperary.

Many thanks for the cert and the resources. I enjoyed the course and learned a lot that I will bring to my teaching next year. Aoife O’Connell Adamstown CC Lucan. 

Many thanks for the very useful and insightful in service last Saturday in Stillorgan. I found the course very helpful and am looking forward to teaching coding and using the resources you have given us. Look forward to hearing from you and thanks once again Regards Paul Lawlor – Colaiste Choilm CBS Swords

I attended the CS Phase 1 CPD course on Saturday. It was very informative, thank you. Ciara Geoghegan Celbridge Community College

Found last Saturday excellent! – Muireann O Toole, St. Gerard’s College

I found the workshop very interesting. You deliver the information excellently, and you’re very approachable! You made coming in on a Saturday morning not that bad! Adrian Sorohan, Mount Sackville

Thank you for the brilliant course on Saturday! – Maeve Cormican, Carrick on Shannon CS. 

Thanks Trevor for a great course last Saturday. Really found it useful. M O’Brien, Presentation Secondary School, Wexford.

Thanks for the files for Saturday’s session….the seminar and help files  are just what I need for my classes…the seminar was both informative and enjoyable and I am already looking forward to Phase 3. Part of the enjoyment is the interaction with the other participants and sharing their experiences. Tom Hogan, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny

I attended Phase Two on HTML last Saturday in Stillorgan. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Ethan Kiernan, Maryfield College, Drumcondra.

A great introduction to post primary coding, complete with an exceptional resource folder to prepare you for the classroom. Trevor has a love for the subject, and this really shines throughout both the day and in the time and effort gone into the resources. After phase 1 and 2 of the course I feel equipped with the knowledge and materials to begin delivering the course, and eager to return for phase 3. AJ Doyle CBS Carlow.

Many thanks again for a very informative and valuable in-service on coding. Everyone spoke very highly of it afterwards. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. I just received the resources as well so many thanks for all those they will be very useful. Brigid Barrett TY Co-ordinator, Blackwater Community School, Lismore. 

Thanks for the day last Friday. Very positive and I can see it in use with first years and even the transition. – Ann Bennett Blackwater Community School, Lismore. 

I attended the workshop last Saturday in Midleton.  I found it very good and thank you very much. – Orla Hayes St. Munchins College. 

Thanks again for the last workshop. I learned so much and feel very much prepared to run a programming short course. Jacqueline Hazel CSN Cork. 

Just want to say a big thank you for the course in Stillorgan and the resources sent after. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and gained so much from it. Cleona McCann Tullow Community College. 

Thanks for a brilliant training session. Thanks, Miranda. Head of ICT – Castleknock Community College. 

Thanks a mil for all the resources you gave at the last in-service. I have found it very useful for the 5-week TY module that I have on my timetable. Brigid Barrett – Blackwater Community School

Really useful day for me on Saturday in Stillorgan. You delivered the course at a speed and depth which was spot on. We were introduced to all areas of JC CS and given a brief overview of each element and pointed to tried and trusted online support material. Thanks for the Dropbox folder. Lots of useful info in there. Gillian Doherty – The Tresian School

Great Workshop, thanks. Niall Ó Laoghóg Lucan East Educate Together. 

Thanks a million for the enjoyable, informative workshop and hopefully see you again. Colm Smyth, Lucan East Educate Together. 

Thank you so much for the coding/ICT workshop today. It was informative and practical, and I look forward to becoming more familiar with Scratch etc, with the help of your notes! Norah Harte – Portarlington (Coláiste Íosagáin)

Trevor thank you for a very motivating, informative and grounded ICT training day. Your very thorough knowledge of computer science and ICT as used currently and hope to be used into the future is second to none. Resources priceless. John Sheedy Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington

Thanks for the fantastic resources. Darragh O’Regan Intermediate School. 

I attended your course in Kenmare on 4th May. It was excellent thank you. Regards, Maureen Foley Deputy PrincipaAmazing course today! Thanks a mil!!

Noel Donnelly Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine. l Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine. 

Thank you for today, it was brilliant. Ellen O Shea Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine. 

Great course, thoroughly enjoyed – Gerardette Kelleher Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine. 

Once again a wonderful in service, I have so much information to move forward with my classes. Thanks so much and I look forward to phase 3! Jane Doherty – Portlaoise College.

Thanks for today. Really enjoyed the day.  Roy Sheehan – Portlaoise College. 

Thanks for the session last Saturday. I found it very informative and will definitely explore the possibility of starting a Kids Coder Club in my locality. Patrick Campbell Tallaght Community School

I really enjoyed the course and got a lot from it. I am looking forward to the next one!  Natalie Noone St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill, Co Cavan

I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday I really enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to Module 2. Myrtle O’Connor St. Peters College Wexford

Excellent presentation- really enjoyable.  Well-paced and easy to follow. Looking forward to Phases 2 and 3!! Thanks, Sheila – Pres Tralee.

Informative and engaging session. Hard to get all done in time frame but that is a problem with time allocated and not the facilitator. Thanks, Pearl Summer Hill College.

Thanks for the course, just the right amount to kick everything off. Nicely aligned to the course requirements. Would highly recommend. Mount Sackville – Aengus Ryan

The workshop was very informative and fantastic with the hands-on activities. Thanks! -Marie Gilmartin

Stillorgan Phase 2 was very informative. I enjoyed the practical aspect of the course. The pace was nice and slow so I felt comfortable with getting used to the material covered. The relaxed atmosphere also meant that everyone had the opportunity to ask questions. Looking forward to Phase 3. Many thanks! Yvonne Lane

Thanks for today. I found the intro to Scratch really informative and helpful. Regards, Marion. SHC – Sligo

Thanks for today, I really enjoyed the training and found the pace of delivery for Phase 2 perfect. Thanks again – Myrtle O’Connor St. Peter’s College Wexford.

Thanks for everything today Trevor. Really enjoyed the day, found it very manageable. Looking forward to getting stuck in! Laura McDonnell – LYC

Phase 2: very informative and gave me a great introduction to HTML and CSS and the confidence to deliver the material. Thanks, Kim Wright KWETB – Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole

Thank you for today, I am really interested in this subject now and found the day very helpful. I look forward to the next 2 course days.  Maire O’Donnell – Summerhillcollege.

Thanks for the lesson today. Very informative, I always enjoy having a practical element and it put my mind at ease about teaching this. Thanks very much, – JP Foley Lucan CC.

I found the HTML course great and am looking forward to using the class resources. Regards, Catherine Murphy. Loreto Cavan

Thank you for a great session. Natalie Noone

Thanks very much for the very informative session today in CIC Summerhill in Sligo. I found the introduction to Computer science very interesting and you made it less painful than I thought it would be. Looking forward to the next session. Barry Convey – Summer Hill College.

I found the course very practical and gave a very clear idea on what to expect students to know by the end of the JC short course. Dr. Declan Kelly, Principal. John Scottus Secondary School.

After completing your 3 day course, July 9, 10 and 11th 2019 I feel my level of competence about Computer science and coding has vastly improved.

The key to this is that Trevor, as an instructor,  has empowered me with the basic knowledge and resources to deliver comprehensive classes to my students.

Not only has he compiled resources but they are very usable in that that they capture all learning styles by including visual and audio resources. This shows Trevor’s understanding of teaching and will save me time trying to resource suitable learning material for my teaching tool kit.

His knowledge of the topic and his stories about industry made for a more interesting course and I certainly felt engaged during his class. Adrienne Kilkenny Nolan – Youth Training Centre

Thank you for the Computer Science CPD. I have found this 3 day course very useful.

I would have had experience from way back in the day in programming (AIT BBS – IT stream) and have thought IT classes to secondary school students in recent years. 

However I felt up to this point that I was missing a link and this course has most definitely provided that link – so thanks again. I feel now that I have a clear plan – road map – and can put my skills and knowledge to better use in the classroom thanks to the direction and resources provided by this course. Laura Dwyer Post-Primary Computer Science Teacher Ballinrobe CS

I found your course really interesting and engaging. you are brilliant! I am now more confident and ready to teach coding!! Thank you again, Matilda Miniussi Post-Primary ICT Teacher.

Thank you very much for a very educational and inspiring few days. Micheal Butler CBS Thurles

We found Computing At School’s Cybersafety workshop both informative and very frank. The students were really engaged. They liked workshops honesty and in-depth knowledge of the topic. Many thanks Trevor and your team. – Tracey Edwards Deputy Principal – Ramsgrange Community School

I’ve been meaning to get back onto you but I’ve been up the walls trying to secure a Job, and now I have done so, and the coding course played a role in doing that for me. I am very grateful for the resources, roadmap and accessibility of the content. Your delivery of the course was exemplary. You kept me interested for the four hours, as a teacher I know thats a difficult to do.

I’ll be going through phase 1 myself this summer. I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be onto you again to upskill in future for sure. Keep in contact with regards to any other courses you offer throughout the upcoming years. I’ll be keeping an eye on the website myself. I’m only delighted I didn’t let this one slip by 🙂 All the very best, Kevin Hennessy

I found the course to be quite useful and I think the resources that you are sharing will prove to be invaluable over the course of the year! Thanks again. Kind regards, John

Thanks so much to you and Ailbhe for today’s course. It was so helpful and exactly what I needed. The resources are amazing and will save me hours of research. Seeing the pitfalls was very useful too. 

I will definitely look at the other courses and services you and Ailbhe provide. It was an absolute pleasure to do the course today and see what you do. Thanks again for all the help. Kind Regards,  Muireann

I thoroughly enjoyed last week Trevor. I learned a lot and will be a great help to me going forward.  Thank you very much for the Dropbox folder. Kind regards, Alan

Computing At Schools delivered a frank presentation regarding cyber safety, etiquette and responsibilities that impacted on our students. His conversational but hard-hitting presentation style highlighted to students, in an audience-appropriate manner, the risks/implications of their actions online and the importance of being secure online while taking responsibility for their use of Social Media and the Web.
Principal Mark O’Brien – Good Counsel College – 1st to 6th Year Cyber-Safety Workshops

Thank you Trevor & Computing at Schools for a very informative and engaging workshop. Looking forward to your visit to the classroom next week!
Ms Mairead Parle – ICT Coordinator CBS – Staff Cyber-Safety Training
Thank you for yesterday’s Cyber Safety Programme. All went great. The students enjoyed the day and learned a lot.
Gemma O’Donoghue TY Co-Ordinator – Crescent College – TY Cyber Safety Programme

Thank you for today’s crash course – it was very informative and answered a lot of questions and worries I had approaching HTML and Python. While it was face-paced the content was easy to follow and clearly explained, making it accessible. 

I would be interested in attending one of the Python workshops in the future. Thanks again, I appreciate the effort and time taken to deliver today’s crash course. All the Best, Patricia

Thank you so much for to-day. Really enjoyed the crash course and looking forward to using the resources. Would be interested in doing a Pyton Course at a later date as you mentioned. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Kind regards, Miryam

Thanks for this morning. Very helpful course to get my head around the basics of coding. I look forward to doing more on python. Thanks Sam

Thank you for the Crash Course, it was perfect for an introductory session. Can you send on the resource pack please? Best Regards Bernard

Thanks a million for today, it’ll be great to use some of these resources and to have an idea of what’s expected in the course. Thanks, Rob Cummins

Thank you for a great workshop. Although it was packed with lots of information it was very comprehensive. I was uncertain at the start, but I really enjoyed it, especially the HTML part. I would be very interested in the workshops focusing on Python as that seems fairly complicated. Overall, I am now much more comfortable with the prospect of teaching coding in the near future. Kind regards, Megan. 

Thank you for the CPD course. It was a good overview of Scratch, HTML, and Python given the short amount of time available. Personally, I would have preferred more time on Python as it seems to be a lot more involved but I know it is probably too deep to go through in a meaningful way in such a short period of time. Best wishes, Anthony

Thank you for todays crash course. It was a great introduction to the world of coding. I liked the pace it moved at and really feel like I have a basic understanding of the three coding languages covered today. I am looking forward to upskilling more and looking through the resources. Thanks again, Anna

I attended the Computer Science Crash course today and I found it really informative and beneficial for me. Trevor was very clear and concise in your teaching approach. I know that I will make so much use out of the resources. – James Wallace 

Thank you kindly for Saturday’s in-service, I found it hugely helpful and informative. I am looking forward to getting stuck into your many many resources and doing the best for my Coding students this year! Louise Garry PP Teacher

Thank you Trevor, It was a good afternoon’s work for a Saturday. Regards, Tommie Blackrock College.

Thank you very much I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Laura Rahill PP Teacher

Thank you for Cyber-Safety training earlier, I found it so interesting. Many thanks, Zara Colhoun