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If you are writing your CV, you need help.
I am sure you remember Caren Kennedy from this post - Carren Kennedy Teaches, well now she is using her 25 years of writing experience to sharpen up your dull CV!
Caren Kennedy is actually her pen name, her real name being Elizabeth Hutcheson. Elizabeth has been appointed by Sli Nua Careers to establish its first Dublin city office.
ELizabeth can help you with all your job-searching requirements – CV Preparation, Interview Training and Mock Interviews.
Contact Elizabeth Hutcheson, Tel: 01 667 3189, email@example.com
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I will be teaching a five day course about Scratch (coding software) in Kilkenny Education Centre July 2nd to 6th. There are only two places left, if you are interested then google Kilkenny Education Centre and email 'em.
The below is an update from LERO (The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre)
In conjunction with CoderDojo Athlone, Clare McInerney will run an introductory Scratch workshop in Athlone IT on Saturday July 7th from 9:30 to 3:00pm (for adults). Places are available for this event. For more details and to register for this free event click here.
|Taken from Silicon Republic(Left to right) Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn, TD, Harriett Walsh of Alexandra College, Clare McInerney, education and outreach officer for Lero and Jim Friars, CEO of the Irish Computer Society|
Scratch as Gaeilge:
LERO are delighted to announce that Rory McGann PDST and Íde Ruaidh have made an Irish version of the Scratch interface available. Instructions for the update to use the Irish Scratch interface are available here.
We are really excited about having an Irish version of the interface - thanks Rory - and we hope many of the gaelscoileanna will enjoy this.
Scratch Competition Photos:
We finally uploaded the Scratch competition 2012 photos. Please see here.'
My creative writing teacher, Caren Kennedy , has been appointed by a leading Mayo based career training company to establish its first Dublin city office.
This has been takes from Sli Nua: “Demand for our CV preparation and interviewing training services is such that opening a Dublin-based office was the logical next step to meet the needs of our clients nationwide,” says Sli Nua Careers proprietor Liam Horan, who runs the company’s Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, office.
Apart from being a careers advisor, writing under the name of Caren Kennedy, Elizabeth is also the creator of a television series currently in development with Warner Bros TV, co-author of Fake Alibis (BenBella Books, 2009), a screenwriting tutor with The Inkwell Group, and guest blogger for Ireland’s leading writing resources website, writing.ie. “Understanding and anticipating our clients’ needs is our key success factor. Elizabeth has a solid track record of distilling information into brief, accurate and engaging written statements. This skill, combined with a history of successful career advancement in property management, financial services, retail, and the legal profession, puts in her unique position to advise, mentor, and interview train job seekers with a wide variety of needs,” said Liam.
Elizabeth will operate the company’s Dublin office in Ringsend, Dublin 4. Sli Nua Careers also have an office in Galway city. “Despite current job loss announcements, companies are still recruiting,” said Elizabeth. “Yes, applications often run into the hundreds but companies still face the same problem they’ve always faced – finding the right candidate. My job is to help Sli Nua’s clients be the solution that stands out from the crowd.”
More details on Sli Nua Careers’ services – including CV preparation, mock interviews, interview training and career guidance – can be obtained on our site, or by contacting Elizabeth directly on (01) 667 3189, elizabeth @ slinuacareers dot com
To mark the opening of their Dublin office, Sli Nua Careers is offering free Career Resource Packs to all who email firstname.lastname@example.org with Career Resource Pack in the subject line. Sli Nua Careers’ have provide a free Career Resource Pack. The Pack includes:
1. 15 Steps to a Winning CV
2. CV Checklist: helps you polish your own CV.
3. Key Issues Form: a guide to preparing for any forthcoming interviews.
4. Our slideshow: How to Make Job Interviews Work for You.
5. Audio & video files to assist in your job search.
6. An e-book Get That Job!
To download this free Career Resource Pack, simply go here
Elizabeth will provide the full range of Sli Nua Careers' services in Dublin:
• CV Preparation
• Mock Interviews
• Interview Training
Full details of why we believe Elizabeth to be such an excellent appointment for Sli Nua Careers are contained here.FOR MORE DETAILS, or to arrange an interview, contact: Elizabeth Hutcheson, Sli Nua Careers, Tel: 01 667 3189 Mobile: 086 723 8858, Email: email@example.com LIAM HORAN, Sli Nua Careers, Tel: 094 95 42965 Mobile: 087 9185 867, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Thurber, and asked for some assistance with a school project. Sadly for Robert (or luckily for Robert, depending on your viewpoint) it seems he caught Thurber on a bad day, and before long the youngster was the proud owner of the following delightfully grumpy response.
Let's hope it was of some use.
(Source: Selected Letters of James Thurber; Image: James Thurber in 1954, via Wikipedia.)
Mr Robert Leifert
New York City, New York
January 4, 1958
Since a hundred schoolchildren a year write me letters like yours—some writers get a thousand—the problem of what to do about such classroom "projects" has become a serious one for all of us. If a writer answered all of you he would get nothing else done. When I was a baby goat I had to do my own research on projects, and I enjoyed doing it. I never wrote an author for his autograph or photograph in my life. Photographs are for movie actors to send to girls. Tell your teacher I said so, and please send me her name.
One of the things that discourage us writers is the fact that 90 per cent of you children write wholly, or partly, illiterate letters, carelessly typed. You yourself write "clarr" for "class" and that's a honey, Robert, since s is next to a, and r is on the line above. Most schoolchildren in America would do a dedication like the following (please find the mistakes in it and write to me about them):
To Miss Effa G Burns
Without who's help
this book could never
of been finished it,
is dedicated with
gartitude by it's
Show that to your teacher and tell her to show it to her principal, and see if they can find the mistakes.
Just yesterday a letter came in from a girl your age in South Carolina asking for biographical material and photograph. That is not the kind of education they have in Russia, we are told, because it's too much like a hobby or waste of time. What do you and your classmates want to be when you grow up—collectors? Then who is going to help keep the United States ahead of Russia in science engineering, and the arts?
Please answer this letter. If you don't I'll write to another pupil.
"The Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s largest collaborative Arts festival. It celebrates creativity as we age during the month of May every year. In association with Age & Opportunity, Tipperary Bealtaine festival presents a month long programme inviting people aged 50+ to engage with arts and cultural activity and offers opportunities to reignite the flame of creativity and unlock hidden talents through theatre, the visual arts, music and literature.
The Arts Services of South and North Tipperary County Council together with Tipperary Libraries have once again co-ordinated the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. The launch of the 2012 Tipperary Bealtaine Festival takes place on Tuesday 1st May at 2.30pm in The Source Arts Centre, Thurles. This is a free event and will feature performances by Internationally renowned storyteller Niall de Burca and close harmony vocal trio Swingabella, followed by refreshments. Admission is free and bookings are currently being taken by the Box Office at The Source Arts Centre, telephone: 0504 - 90204 to reserve your seat!
Active Retirement Groups and Care Centres should advise of numbers attending.
Niall de Burca will also be performing at South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel on 2nd May at 7pm – Admission is free but places are limited so booking is essential. Contact 052 6134565 / 052 6134552 to book. Niall de Burca is one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers performing Nationally in theatre’s, on radio and at many festivals including Féile Earrai, the CS Lewis Festival and the National Children’s Book Festival.
The Bealtaine Festival is described by Age and Opportunity as an invitation ‘to try something new, to explore something creative this Bealtaine in recognition of the life enhancing joys of constant learning and our capacity for creativity at all stages of our lives.’
The theme for this year’s festival “What kind of old do you want to be” recognises that, as older people, we are not one homogenous group; we are individuals with widely different talents, interests and needs. In the spirit of this we are encouraging people to experience new art forms, and to try something new this May. Events range from dance workshops to ceramics and from film to visual arts and we hope that by the end of the festival you might have had a chance to discover new skills and talents in the arts. For further information, please contact:
South Tipperary Arts Office, 052 34565, email email@example.com or www.southtipparts.ie North Tipperary Arts Office, 067-44860 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tipperarynorth.ie/arts ; Emer O’Brien, Library Headquarters, 0504 21555, email email@example.com or www.tipperarylibraries.ie "
OK 6th time lucky:
I received this press release from Lero, Ireland. I won't be able to make it so I am depending on those of you who do go to keep me updated!
"Mitch Resnick (LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab) and Natalie Rusk (Research Specialist in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Laboratory developing creative learning technologies) are coming to Dublin on May 1st for an event titled:
"What are people creating and learning with Scratch? An evening with Mitch Resnick and Natalie Rusk of the MIT Media Lab"
I would like to invite you to attend this event on Tuesday evening May 1st from 6:30-8:30pm at the County Library, Tallaght. The programme of events is as follows:
Welcome by Deputy Mayor Cllr. Pamela Kearns of South Dublin County
Presentation by Mitch Resnick - MIT Media Laboratory and Natalie Rusk - MIT Media Laboratory
Mitch Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Stephen Howell – IT Tallaght, Clare McInerney - Lero
Open Forum – Questions from the audience.
There is a 45 slot allocated for questions from the audience, so please bring any Scratch questions you may have!
For more details (directions etc…) and to sign up for this event, please visit this link for more information (space is limited)"
Out of interest what did you guys do for World Book Day? I have pieced together some writing tips here. Oh and two weeks ago a pysic told me some interting information.
The beautiful people over at Cildren's Books Ireland, have a lovely piece about Children's Laureates and a review of Janruary. (my bad, meant to put it in here ages ago!)
Hope you enjoy some MacGyver tips and tricks
Ahh MacGyver, let me count the ways in which I love you. If there is a way that I can do something myself I will try it. It’s not so much DIY more LMT, let Me Try. So I compiled a few little tips of MacGyver things I do.
- If, like me, you would love to do a masters but (A) they are all up in Dublin and or (B) are full time, then why not go to the iUniversities app? You can download some ace lectures (free) in your field of interest!
- Don't cha just love Good Will Hunting? From what I can remember the young sir didn't go to college; he got reading lists of the course he wanted to and applied some criticial analysis of and got the same education. Well that's what I am doing! (At least for now, before the masters I want to do runs in Limerick!!) Have a look at my GoodReads and you will see the fun study I intend on doing.
- Gather all the ends of crayons but them into a cupcake case and bake at 200 degrees Celsius, for 10 minutes. You are left with a multicoloured crayon.
- Have bits of lipstick left over? Use a small empty container or buy one in a pound shop, smash up the lipsticks add a dash of Vaseline, pierce a vitamin E tablet and hey presto you have personalised cool new lip-gloss.
- Like shiny hair? Simply put conditioner in your hair the night before you wash it, do this at least once a week. Want extra TLC? Put some mayonnaise in it an hour before you wash it, you can put in condition also (mayo can smell) and heat it with a hair dryer, wrap in a towel and leave it for an hour. Simpels.
- Do you have a glass table? Are you bored of it? Well I just scanned some pictures and using my ipad app I made a few cool collages and printed them and put them under the glass table! It now looks aces. (You don’t need any technology to do this, just get pictures and place them under it...whatever you want. You could even make your own picture/magazine/newspaper/comic collage.)
- Want to look great forever? Don’t bother waiting loads of money on expensive creams, simply mix sun screen into your day cream, pierce a vitamin E table and put that into both your night and day cream. Put a small bit of false tan into your day cream so you will always have a nice glow.
This is where it gets like real fun starts:
- If you are reading this blog then you obviously have internet access, so why don’t you try doing some car maintenance. Top up the water, oil, coolant levels in your car. Change the air filter and wipers. Just type your car make and what you want to do into YouTube and go for it! Also, check out Driverside.
Here are my nominations for the Edublogs. To make your own nominations, click here.
■Best individual blog - Bernie Goldbach has been blogging forever, his blog has a lot of varied information and it really made me want to be a better blogger.
■Best individual tweeter - The one and only Fred Boss. He started #edchatie
■Best group blog - Irish Teachers
■Best new blog Pamela O'Brien started this blog after joining the #edchatie. It is well worth a read
■Best class blog - I just love this Ms Gil Martins Class Blog
■Best student blog - This is a great TY student blog by Caitriona.
■Best ed tech / resource sharing blog - These are the guys behinde the virtual classroom - MissionV
■Best librarian / library blog - Tipperary Libraries
■Best School Administrator blog - Clontuskert School.
■Best open PD / unconference / webinar series - Gifted Kids
■Best educational use of a social network - Nigel Lane has all areas of social media covered.