Michael O’Kane


Michael O’Kane


Primary Educator with @iteach_uk | Teacher |Specialist in coding, computing & Minecraft in Education | EU Codeweek Ambassador for Northern Ireland.


Coding & Computing with the iPad in Primary Schools

This session will look at one of the ways coding and computing can be developed in the primary classroom, with the iPad.

Attendees will look at how coding & computing apps can be used progressively through each year group, developing problem solving skills, logical thinking, computational thinking skills and fostering innovation in primary schools, preparing our young people with the 21st Century skills they need for the future workplace.

About Michael

Michael is a Primary Educator. He as been a Primary School teacher for 8 years. Throughout his teaching career Michael was an ICT co-ordinator, as well as being in the posts of Literacy, WAU and SEN co-ordinator. Michael has a passion for using new and emergent technologies to enhance teaching & learning impacting on the holistic development of teachers and of course pupils.

Michael specialises in integrating coding & programming opportunities through teaching & learning across the Primary curriculum. He has a real passion for Game Based Learning in education, particularly using Minecraft and other popular games in engaging activities, linking to all areas of the curriculum.

Michael graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from St. Mary’s University Belfast. He received his PGCE (Primary) from the University of Ulster Coleraine. He has completed his PQH (NI) and is a STEM Ambassador. He is also the EU Codeweek Ambassador for Northern Ireland and a Google Certified Educator.

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