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The Jes goes hi-tech

jes_tech_01Catherine Hickey of Coláiste Iognáid has been invited by Hewlett Packard (HP) and the International Society for Technology in Education to attend the HP Innovations in Education Worldwide Summit in San Francisco later this month. In May 2009 the school won a HP Innovation in Education Grant Award, as the result of the application which Catherine submitted. They received a roaming computer suite, comprising 22 HP Elite Tablet PCs, widescreen LCD Monitors, and two wireless printers, all integrated in a specially-designed Internet trolley. It is hoped that this e-classroom will enable the school to integrate ICT across the school curricula. Already, through fruitful links with the Maths Department in University College Galway, new software has been installed on the tablets, which are being used as a teaching tool in the classroom.