Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding (L.O.: 2.7 – 2.10): Presentations on a topic or challenge in computer science that inspires students.

Second year students came up with very interesting topics and challenges in Computer science. They convincingly presented and reflected on feedback. The following are some of the topics:

Robotics, super computers, hacking, assisted education, animation, social media, computer architecture, computers during 1950s, woman and computers, anonymous.

Artificial intelligence.

Why do girls not study computer science.

Computer science as a new Leaving Cert. subject.

Computer Science – the nerd stereotype!

Top 10 Rules

Great videos to show students so they can see famous entrepreneurs. Ask students to take down the rules and spot how they are similar to the theory of entrepreneur characteristics (motivation, determination, realistic risk-taker, innovative, manage time and stress, leader, focus on vision/ expansion/planning… ).

The following are some of my favorites:

Pick Yourself Up and TRY AGAIN!” – Richard Branson’s (@richardbranson) Top 10 Rules – Volume 2


Simon Cowell’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@SimonCowell)


Michelle Obama’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@FLOTUS)https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=33s&v=RdePbLi8-ao

Mark Zuckerberg’s Top 10 Rules For Successhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpWXQpogqI

J.K. Rowling’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@jk_rowling)https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bvMtUuedLwU

“Never, EVER, GIVE UP!” – Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Top 10 Ruleshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?t=180s&v=rI4l4wcSS2w

Steve Jobs’s Top 10 Rules For Success


Oprah Winfrey’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@Oprah)