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10 Jan
School Case Study – Scoil Eoin Balloonagh
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Scoil Eoin Balloonagh is a day primary school situated in southern Ireland. The school dates back to 1854 and has 682 students from 521 households. The school staff includes a principal, deputy principal, 24 mainstream class teachers and twelve teachers for pupils with special educational needs. Adopting the AppierSchool app has led to a significant…

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10 Jan
6 Reasons your school will benefit from having an App
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

    1. Quick & Easy Access to school information. Parents are not visiting school websites as often as they once did. The majority of our schools, that study their website analytics, have found that the number of visits are dropping and that the information they publish on it is not reaching its intended audience.…

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21 Nov
APPIERCOM RETAINED TO DEVELOP APP FOR LIMERICK GAA
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

The Limerick County Board have retained Appiercom to design and develop an app for Limerick GAA.  The app will contain Live News, Fixtures & Results, Photo & Video Gallery, Squad Profiles, Coaching Resource and much more….. The App will give fans all the latest information they need as well as the ability to know who…

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21 Nov
GROWING UP IN IRELAND STUDY: ALL CHILDREN AREN’T ‘EQUAL’ WEALTH DETERMINES WEIGHT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

The figures from the ten year Growing Up in Ireland study, which has been published by the ESRI, show that despite many improvements in Irish society more support needs to be provided to help children most in need. In the past century, Ireland has made strides in how it thinks about and treats children, according…

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21 Nov
SMS TEXTING VS PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

One of the common arguments for using a ‘Native App’ is that they offer a ‘Push Notification’ feature. A ‘Push Notification’ is a message that you send to all the app users that pops up on their screen relaying the message in real time to the user. Its key selling point is that it is…

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21 Nov
APPIERCOM AT SPIN SOUTHWEST
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Q: So Griselda, who are AppierCom? A: We are a limerick based communications & technology company who develop mobile apps for business enterprises and schools.   Q: Who would use an app like this and why? A: Our apps are useful for a range of enterprises, institutions and clubs, to help them nurture a dedicated…

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21 Nov
BUDGET 2017: INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION HAS LONG ROAD AHEAD
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the education budget for next year was an important step on the road to becoming the “best education service in Europe”. It was an ambitious declaration, but there are encouraging signs some of the worst cuts of the last decade are finally being reversed and fresh investment is on…

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21 Nov
EXPENDITURE PER STUDENT DOWN 7% SINCE 2008 WHILE FIGURE ROSE 8% ACROSS OECD OVER PERIOD
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

State spending on Irish students fell during the recession and is now lower than most countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a new report has found. Compared with other countries, Ireland invests less in early childhood education. Teachers eventually earn more but work longer hours, the report said. Education at a…

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Events

Ger Brick Tips

Ger Brick is an experienced facilitator who delivers Cyberbullying / Internet Safety talks to Primary Schools across Ireland. Formally an IT Program Manager with Microsoft Ireland for 17 years, Ger has 20+ years experience working on the Internet.

Obtaining Ger as a guest speaker for your school, means you are securing the services of a professional who :

  • Has 20+ years of Practical Industry Knowledge.
  • Engages with both children and parents at their level.
  • Delivers an engaging, current and fun talk while providing the children with Practical Information and Rules for Staying Safe and conducting themselves Responsibly online.
  • For Parents, delivers a comprehensive Cyberbullying / Internet Safety talk. Little or no Statistics. No Internet horror stories. No Technical Jargon. Just practical advice for Parents on how to keep their families safe online regardless of their level of computer literacy.

Ger’s will be bringing his vast knowledge, gained over his 20 years to the parents through AppierSchool products.

 

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23 Jan
TIP of the Day: Screenshot, Save, Keep, Show
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

The day you buy a phone or tablet for your child, one of the most important things you NEED to teach your child is how to Screen Shot. WHY? A continual message to give your child is Screen Shot anything that upsets or worries them and encourage them to show you. In my classroom workshops…

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23 Jan
Passwords – The Essentials to teach your child.
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

From the outset, teach your child to keep their password private to themselves only. A great little catchphrase to use with pre-teen children: “Treat your Password like your Toothbrush – New Share and Change it regularly.” Every Password should have the following: 8 Characters Minimum – “Keep it Long and Strong” Contain Letters and Numbers,…

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23 Jan
Friending – “Choose your Online Friends Carefully”
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Facebook Inadvertently redefined the word “Friend” over the past 15 years. As Parents, we tend to think of online Friendship in terms of Facebook. It’s important to realise that Children receive Friend requests from many different sources these days. They receive them through mainstream Social Media, Messaging platforms, but also through games. I recently set…

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23 Jan
Internet Safety – Top Tips & Behaviours to instil in your Children
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Think Before You Post. Respect Respect Respect Never Share Personal Information. Never send a Rude or Nasty message. Never reply to a Nasty message or Comment. Friending – Be Choosey about your Friends online. – Only Friend people you know in the Real World – Catch Phrase: “A Friend of a Friend is not your…

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23 Jan
Three things every Parent must do to keep their children safe online.
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

1. Engage your child’s online activity – Show an Interest. As parents show an interest in every aspect of our children’s lives. If your child is interested in Football, Basketball, Swimming, we show an interest. We talk about it. It’s normal chit chat in our home. Ask yourself, “How often do you talk about the…

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23 Jan
Do you know your child’s Online World?
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Apart from exploring and watching video, children go online predominantly for two reasons these days. To have fun and socialise with their friends. Play games. If your child is playing games online with an XBOX or PlayStation, then that console is not just a gaming device, it’s a Social Media box. Ask any pre-teen or…

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