Google make a major donation to Bridge21 and the Trinity Access Progams

On Friday the 31st May Google announced a major donation to Bridge21 and the Trinity Access Programs. Under the 3 year initiative,which will involve the School of Computer Science & Statistics, the School of Education and the Trinity Access Programs,   1,000 places  will be offered  to teachers on  training  courses in the teaching of CS topics (algorithmic thinking, programming in Scratch, Raspberry Pi, Alice and Java, and in the use of virtual worlds) using the Bridge21 model of collaborative technology mediated learning.  1000 Raspberry PI devices will be supplied to participating schools and the initiative includes a national computer programming competition. There will be particular support for schools in disadvantaged areas. For more info see bridge21.ie.