Three cheers for the Gaelscoil in Newcastlewest
If this isn’t joining the Bebo generation in their own world, what is? Having a Bebo page for your school really makes a lot of sense. We know that Irish youth are heavy Bebo users, and so the pupils will be heading in there. This is a great way to show off your school and its ethos and achievements via a channel that the pupils can relate to.
Only downside is that the blog is not being kept up. I wonder could they organise something like have a particular class responsible for the blog on a weekly basis. At the end of each week, the nominated class for the week could blog about what they’ve done, found interesting, learned, are planning for the near future, etc.
Interesting that there doesn’t seem to be a word as ghaeilge for “downloads”.
Being nosy, I’ve gone and had a look at the schools non-Bebo homepage. (How interesting that I find the bebo page before the more ‘official’ page). Have a look at the virtual tour or the slideshow – in terms of space, they have a lot going on. They seem to have a positive and progressive attitude to technology in learning. They reach out into the community. They encourage artistic expression.
The alumni seem to be doing well. Three cheers for Elizabeth. Three cheers for Gaelscoil Ó Doghair!!