At Mykidstime, we’re super excited about this year’s Tech Week 2017, which runs from 22nd – 28th April. It’s a great opportunity to get your child involved with technology events taking place around Ireland. Here are 5 Terrific Ways To Get Involved With TECH WEEK 2017
Tech Week offers an exciting week of events which will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities and this year the organisers of Tech Week 2017 are encouraging everyone to become part of it and share their story!
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland – in libraries, schools, community centres, and many other locations.
These activities give students a chance to
- develop their interest in technology subjects
- examine potential career prospects
- learn new skills
- be creative and, most importantly,
- have a lot of fun.
Among the week’s events will be the national Scratch Coding final in Limerick, the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge in Maynooth and ‘Big Data in Dingle’ which explores how analytics can help in rural development.
Academic institutions and businesses will host events nationwide and hundreds of schools will take part across every county in Ireland.
Here are 5 ways you can get involved and be part of Tech Week 2017!
#1. Join the 2017 Tech Week Treasure Hunt!
To join in Freetext TECHWEEK followed by YOUR NAME to 50100 to register. You’ll receive 10 clues by text in the run up to and during Tech Week. Hunt for answers on the Tech Week website for the chance to win some great tech prizes. So register now – the first clue is coming on April 14th!
#2. Bring your kids to a Tech Week event near you
There are events across Ireland taking place, so why not sit down with your child at the laptop or tablet to check the events programme and plan going to a fun event together.
#2. Plan a Tech Week activity at home
The Tech Week website has some fantastic resources including
- Tech Week activity sheets
- Cliste primary school resources
- Scratch programming lesson plans.
#3. Volunteer to talk to your old school
If you used to or do work in IT why not re-visit your old school and tell students about your path into IT. There are some great volunteer resources available from Smart Futures for this.
#4. Have a bit of techy fun
Run a competition or quiz about technology in your child’s school or for the local community
Tech Week is supported by the SFI Discover programme. You can learn all about Tech Week 2017 by visiting www.techweek.ie, find them on Facebook at facebook.com/techweekirl and follow @TechWeekIRL on Twitter.