Independent Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has given a group of Spanish students some passionate encouragement for their future endeavours. The Glenties Councillor this week welcomed teachers and students from the Sant Salvador school in Artà, Mallorca, to the community.The students are visiting Ireland with their teachers Tofol Massanet and Pere Riutort as part of an exchange program with Pobalscoil na Rosann. Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig and District Area Manager Eamonn Brown outlined the workings of the council to the students. Mac Giolla Easbuig then took the opportunity to encourage the young visitors to consider the pursuit of activism in their future careers.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “I also talked about why I decided to become a councillor and how important programmes like these are and the importance of international solidarity with working class people from other countries, especially at a time when we see all across Europe the rise of right-wing moment.“I talked about the importance of challenging fascism and capitalism and how I only see these ideologies been challenged through progress socialist movement. “The students were asked had any of them any interest in politics or to become a politician and my advice to them was don’t become a politician, become a revolutionary.” Donegal Councillor tells Spanish students – ‘Don’t become politicians, become revolutionaries’ was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig
It was like textbook check-out day at Pleasant Valley Middle School on Thursday, but this time with a modern twist.One by one at the school library, students checked out their very own Chromebook laptops, stripped-down computers that use Google operating systems and software. The school’s 149 seventh-graders are among the first in Battle Ground Public Schools to pilot the district’s Chromebook rollout.Seventh-graders at Amboy Middle School and Tukes Valley Middle School also received Chromebooks last week, making a total group of 417 students testing the program.The district will eventually put Chromebooks into the hands of every student in third through 12th as a part of its 1:1 computing initiative.“It’s light years past where we were years ago,” said Scott McDaniel, director of technology services for the district.Area districts have been in various phases of rolling out devices to their students for several years. Battle Ground teachers have had shared carts of Chromebooks in their classrooms for students to use, but last week’s transition means students can now take them home to continue working on school projects.Vancouver Public Schools is slated to finish checking out iPads to its third- through 12th-grade students next year, and Evergreen Public Schools is slated to put Chromebooks, Surface Pros or other computers to its fourth- through 12th-grade students by the beginning of next school year.McDaniel, by his own admission, is giddy at the possibilities the program will allow the district. Students’ learning can become more dynamic, he said. They can go back and rewrite drafts of research reports or add photos and videos, and teachers are better able to work one-on-one with students to help them fine tune their projects.