Advantages of social media are poorly understood My grandfather began school at a time when trust was defined by physical locality, and often marked by the boundary of the parish. In the spring of 1879, aged seven, he was part of the first generation of Irish kids to attend national school in Fanad, Co Donegal. It was his first lengthy engagement with the English language; and it’s likely that the main technology he used during the six years of his formal education was a stone slate.
Three generations – and 120 years or so – later and, at half that age, his great grandson’s favourite educative tool is already an iPad. (tags: irelandtechnology )