CONNECTING
Creating Networks

We are building a national network of groups and individuals with a common vision for education and a desire to be powerful advocates for change.

CHAMPIONING
Highlighting Achievements

We seek out trailblazing teachers and students across Ireland and encourage others to be inspired by their work and follow in their footsteps.

CREATING
Launching Ideas

We are collaborating with education and industry leaders to create a world-class digital learning ecosystem where innovation is nurtured and facilitated.

“Ireland is leading the way in terms of technology and education”
– Marty Cooper, Excited 2014.

Meet and elaborate on ideas

EXCITED provides
a unique opportunity

EXCITED provides a unique opportunity, the first of its kind, for those with an interest in Irish education at all levels to engage directly with teachers, student representatives, enterprise leaders, academics and policy makers at a senior level.  The engagement of parties is not that of passive recipients, but rather an engagement of mutual collegiality and respect, acknowledging that such an opportunity to debate and plan the future of education in Ireland is timely and valuable.

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Excited
In Africa
17 countries, 88,763 children and youth introduced to coding in just 10 days, 3000+ coding events and a success rate of 444% above the initial target.

The mission of Africa Codee Week is to empower future generations with the coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa’s economic development.

Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed: a whole new language for children to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st century. Knowing that 11 million youth are expected to enter the African labor market every year over the next decade and that digital jobs could increase their income by 40% to 200%3, acting now is a must.

  • HOUR OF CODE
    Anybody Can Learn

    The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.

  • FIRST Lego League
    Promoting Science and Technology

    FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14* (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.

  • EUROPEAN CODE WEEK
    Technology is Shaping our Lives

    During Code Week 2014 all around Europe, more than 150000 people, created apps, websites, games and many other fabulous things by learning to code.

  • KHAN Academy
    MATHletes Schools Challenge

    MATHletes Challenge is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths.

POWER UP MAYO 2016 - Saturday, March 5th.

How your smartphone, tablet and laptop can be used to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom


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NEW EXCITED INITIATIVES

Phocused MoJo Training

Phocused is a project to develop the digital skills of teachers, specifically in the area of mobile journalism. This is presented as a partnership between Excited – the Digital Learning Movement, RTÉ and RTÉ Digital. The first module provided training to key members of CESI, the PDST and the JCT. More Phocused training will be provided in the coming months and details will be provided here and from the twitter feed @PhocusedIrl.

The ICE Academy

Currently in development, it is anticipated that this one day event will occur in late Spring 2016.

Power Up 2

Shortly reaching the first anniversary, the modules within the Power Up training sessions are being changed, added to and updated to reflect the changes in mobile device platforms and associated software. The first Power Up 2 will be offered in Dublin in Spring 2016. Details will be made available via this website and also via the twitter feed @PowerUpIrl

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08 February 2016
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08 February 2016
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08 February 2016
RT @PDST_TechinEd: Great day working with @DCENR and @WeAreExcited on School Digital Champion https://t.co/a1IzQoWO7k
08 February 2016
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31 January 2016
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31 January 2016
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27 January 2016
RT @ciarancannon: At the launch of @LearnStorm2016 in Ireland. The most exciting and innovative online schools maths challenge using @khana…
27 January 2016
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27 January 2016
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27 January 2016
EXCITED NEWS

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched Ireland’s Hour of Code programme which sees over 500 events planned across the country. A frontrunner in Europe’s drive to promote coding for young people, Ireland’s

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Hour of Code 7th – 13th December 2015

The Hour of Code is a global initiative aimed at increasing awareness and participation in coding and is particularly focused on children at school-going age. This year’s Hour of Code

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Real change in education

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