To inspire the pupils to take an interest in computer science, physics and mathematics and to motivate them to develop their skills in these areas the children are introduced to computer programming from 3rd class upwards. From MissionV to Scratch to creating HTML5 games the children learn problem solving, logic and basic skills in maths. Whether or not a child moves on to have a career in programming, the skills he/she learns are useful for many subject areas. These include learning to manage complex systems, planning and coming up with strategies and learning how to diagnose and troubleshoot problems. As our pupils create and share online games they learn important mathematical and computational ideas while also learning how to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively.
Here is a space quiz we created on the classroom computers for our Erasmsus+ project. Everyone in the room added two questions and we made it into a game where you get points for each correct answer. See how many points you can get! 🙂 Click here to play the game fullscreen.
We made a website and computer game in memory of the 1916 Rising. All the fourth to sixth class pupils took part. You can play it on any desktop or touch device. Click here to play.
Well done everyone
Random access memory (RAM) is a form of computer memory. We had to change the RAM because one of the fizzbooks was very slow. So we decided to increase the RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It runs much better now.
Here are QR codes for you to download our game as a mobile app. If you haven’t got a QR reader on your phone download something like QuickMark from your app store. It’s free! Then open QuickMark and point your phone camera at the QR code for your device. QuickMark will give you a link to click on. This will download Save My Life to your device. Click on the QR code for your device before scanning.
If you’re viewing this on a phone you can use these links to download: Download game for Android; Download game for Windowsphone; Download game for Symbian; Download game for WebOS; Download game for Blackberry.
If you have an iphone or ipad (or a version of android before Icecream Sandwich) and want to play the game online click here.
Kill 20 monsters to move to level 2. Contact us here with any problems.
@gortskehy No bother. I will check them out. Kids today are so talented. It's gas I wish we designed computer games
— Coimicí Gael (@CoimicGael) June 18, 2012
@gortskehy Hi folks, we're really impressed with all your HTML5 games! #verycool!
— Craggagh NS (@CraggaghNS) May 24, 2012
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— Mayo County Library (@MayoLibrary) May 24, 2012