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Smart Skills North West FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


4 April 2014


We were ecstatic to be invited to the North West Smart Skills conference in St Mary's College, Derry. Definitely the highlight of the week!

Derry's new digital map was unveiled by Philip Flynn (Chair of Ilex), we heard inspiring talks from Gabrielle Moseley (US Consulate General in Belfast), Steven Duggan (Director of Worldwide Education at Microsoft), Bill Bates (Vice President, US Council on Competitiveness), Shauntel Poulson (New Schools Venture Fund), Steven Walter (Emerson Games) and our own Bro McFerran (Allstate NI), Joanne Ward (Seagate Technology), Martin Reilly (Mayor of Derry-Londonderry) and Marie Lindsay (Principal of St Mary's).
We learnt a lot, including:

Go Berserk Go Berserk Cake Paul Flynn

Then, the amazing Roisin Crawford from STEM Aware showed STEM Aware's new video and we all had some (very very large) cake to celebrate all the schools who had participated in the Go Berserk training. The cake said it all:

Message of the Cake

The best part of the whol day was seeing what the St Mary's girls had produced in the coding classes (with really impressive Javascript code) and the websites that Erin and Jacob (aged 8 and 9) from Oakgrove Primary wrote in two hours while everyone else was listening to the talks.

Erin and Jacob are truly web geniuses!

welcom to flowers nature is impotant so here are some fun tips!
oakgrove
oakgrove is one of the most helpful websites for looking after the enviroment
3 main things to remember!
1.If you have let over fruit you can cut it and give it to your plants.
2.Water your plants once a day.
3.Throw away rubish in the bin.
hey hey fellow coders.
everyone has right to go to school and learn so help them
go berserk
stem aware
I done all this in around two hours!!
Erin's website Jacob's website

US Economic Conference FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


3 April 2014


Go Berserk was at the Annual Dublin US Economic Conference. The conference is organised every year by the US Embassy in Dublin to discuss economic issue that affect the US and Ireland (North and South). This year's theme was Education and Technology under the title "Smart People, Smart Economy"

conference

The keynote speakers included the US Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Stuart Dwyer, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar, Steven Duggan (Head of Worldwide Education Strategy at Microsoft), Bill Bates (US Council on Competitiveness), Marcus Segal (Entrepreneur in residence at the Web Summit).

Smart People Smart Economy

Go Berserk helped organise a session on STEM, STEAM and Entrepreneurship with Kerri McCusker and Roisin Crawford (STEMAware) which included contributions from Steven Duggan, Sean O'Sullivan (SOSVentures), Shauntel Poulson (NewSchools Venture Fund) and John Peto (The Nerve Centre).

In the evening we were invited to the Ambassador's residence for amazing food from Ireland, North and South at the Good Food Ireland showcase (the ice-cream from County Down was particularly great)... and we met up with everyone from the EdTech tour to the US.

Ed Tech


Go Berserk training in Oakgrove College FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


24 March 2014


Yet another great day in Oakgrove College introducing more teachers to HTML coding.

Go Berserk Oakgrove Integrated boy


Go Berserk training in Lumen Christi FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


21 March 2014


We had another great day in Lumen Christi introducing even more equally fantastic teachers to the joys of HTML coding. Lumen Christi was fabulous.

Lumen Christi Lumen Christi Lumen Christi


Berserkers at Oakgrove STEM Night FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


20 March 2014


We were honoured to be invited to a world first event at Oakgrove Integrated Primary - a night for parents and pupils to find out about STEM and STEM careers, organised by the parents (with a little help from STEMAware and the wonderful Oakgrove staff). There were some amazing STEM experiments, lots of Peace Bridges, and Derry's very own Coder Dojo.

We think every primary school should have one!

There was even a 9 year old coder who knew more about Go Berserk than we did, after completing the HTML book himself - definitely a web genius berserker.

Go Berserk Oakgrove Integrated Primary School STEM Aware

P.S. we really love the Coder Dojo Derry website which says (at the moment): "This site is currently under construction by the kids"


Go Berserk training in St Cecilia's FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


20 March 2014


We had a great time in St Cecilia's introducing some fantastic teachers to the joys of HTML coding - it was even difficult to drag them away for lunch! Thanks to St Cecilia's and their super-modern ICT suite.

Go Berserk St Cecilia's College St Cecilia's College


Go Berserk training in Derry-Londonderry FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


20-26 March 2014


Derry City Council has provided 56 schools in the city with a class set of Go Berserk books for free and we will be sharing with teachers how to get the most out of them.

There are four free events organised in March in local schools in Derry for one representative from each of the 56 schools chosen to attend.

Go Berserk Oakgrove Integrated St Cecilia's College St Mary's College Lumen Christi St Mary's College

Here is a list of the schools that will be receiving a free class-set of the books. If your school is on this list, you are invited to one of the training events. Please register to attend here.
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Altnagelvin Hospital School and Tuition Service Ashlea Ballougry Belmont House
Broadbridge Bunscoil Cholmcille Chapel Road Craigbrack
Culmore Cumber Claudy Drumahoe Ebrington
Eglinton Fountain Foyle & Londonderry Foyle View School
Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir Glendermott Good Shepherd Greenhaw
Groarty Integrated Hollybush Holy Child, Central Drive Holy Family, Aileach Road
Immaculate Conception, Trench Road Lisnagelvin Lisneal Listress
Londonderry Model Longtower Lumen Christi Mullabuoy
Newbuildings Oakgrove Integrated Primary Oakgrove Integrated College Rosemount
Sacred Heart (Trench Road) St Anne's (Londonderry) St Brigid's College, Glengalliagh Road St Brigid's (Londonderry)
St Cecilia's College St Colmcille's (Claudy) St Columba's, 2 Duncastle Road St Columb's College
St Eugene's, Francis Street St John's, Bligh's Lane St Joseph's Boys' St Mary's, 70 Monadore Road
St Mary's College St Oliver Plunkett (Strathfoyle) St Patrick's & St Brigid's College St Patrick's(Pennyburn)
St Paul's (Slievemore) St Therese's (Lenamore) Steelstown Thornhill
Nazareth House

If you have any questions, please contact us on info@go-berserk.com or by using the 'Contact Us' page


Safer Internet Day FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


11 February 2014


We were honoured to be invited to talk at the Safer Internet Day in Wellington College, Belfast. We even appeared on a live TV feed streamed across the Internet! Here are some comments from the day about Go Berserk:

Hearing from Ian Simons about potential of the Internet - young people learning more about writing websites ! #sid14

Safeguarding Board (safeguardingni) on Twitter


It's not all about the dangers, the internet also benefits. Hearing from @GoBerserk1 about teaching young people to build websites #SID2014
@GoBerserk1 Great stuff, really interesting to hear about your work :)

Parenting NI (@ParentingNI) on Twitter

Safer Internet Day


Go Berserk wins Bronze at the Learning Awards FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


6 February 2014


Go Berserk has been awarded a Bronze in the Start-up Learning Provider of the year at the Learning Awards, and was a finalist in the Innovation in Learning Award.

Learning Awards Finalist Learning Awards Bronze Winner

We were the only company from Northern Ireland in the awards, and the only non multi-national company to receive nominations in two categories. The Learning Awards brochure gives more details here.

This is what the judges said about Go Berserk:

Go Berserk's mission is to create thousands of high-end computing jobs in Northern Ireland. The programme (which started as a conventional book but is now both an iPad app and an e-book) helps eight-year-olds to build websites. A comprehensive curriculum is being developed, and copies of the first book are in every single primary school in Northern Ireland.
The impact of the programme extends into the wider community. It works with all abilities and has been successful in a Learning Centre for excluded pupils. Often someone seen as a low achiever in the classroom can become an outstanding programmer.
Bronze StartUp of Year


New York Goes Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


22 January 2014


Go Berserk landed in New York City and visited the following places:

Washington Heights School
KIPP Washington Heights
Cultural Vistas Google
Google Education


Boston Goes Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


18 January 2014


Go Berserk landed in Boston and visited the following places:

Boston Consulate Goes Berserk
Boston Consulate
Cultural Vistas MIT Game Lab
MIT Game Lab

Go Berserk report online FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


16 January 2014


The Stranmillis report about the effects of Go Berserk on 10 primary and secondary schools in Northern Ireland has been published online. You can see the full report here or an executive summary here.

The report revealed that:


Stranmillis Report invitation

For example, one school which used the book with 10-11 year olds said this:


"Students found that coding the pages provided the same sense of achievement and challenge that they often encounter when playing computer games at home... One student in this class excelled beyond the expectations of his the teacher. He was on the autistic spectrum.. The experience helped his confidence greatly, to the extent that he was soon known as the class 'IT consultant'....Even though the teacher had not used HTML code before she felt at ease alongside the students as they all learned together. She said that 'she became a participant in the learning rather than just the sole provider of the knowledge'...The development of web sites raised the aspirations for career opportunities in computing. The school plan to develop and expand the work started in this pilot for future years and with additional year groups"


Discussion at 1776, Washington DC FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


15 January 2014


You can read an account of the discussion we had in 1776 in Washington DC here, reported by Jessie Zeng.

1776


Seattle Goes Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


15 January 2014


Go Berserk landed in Seattle and visited the following places:

Halo character, Bungie
Bungie
Cultural Vistas VALVe
VALVe


Washington DC Goes Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


11 January 2014


Go Berserk landed in Washington DC on the EdTech Ireland trip sponsored by the US State Department. We visited the following places:

Old Bessie NASM
Old Bessie, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Cultural Vistas ArtLabPlus
Art Lab, Smithsonian


Go Berserk on Educational Technology tour of US FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


12 December 2013


Go Berserk's Gareth McAleese has been selected to go on a tour of the United States sponsored by the US State Department and run by Cultural Vistas to see how US schools and educators are implementing technology in schools. The tour will take in the following cities:

US State Department Cultural Vistas


Superstar St John the Baptist Primary goes berserk! FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


6 December 2013


St John the Baptist Primary School blogs about their experiences with Go Berserk:

St. John the Baptist are the youngest coders on the island and UK with some students as young as 8 years old! Well done superstars!

Blackboard Awards
image: from Debra Lilley's blog


Ian Simons and Irene Bell win Blackboard Award for Go Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


5 December 2013


Ian Simons and Irene Bell have been awarded the Teaching Tech Award at the Blackboard Awards, in part for work with Go Berserk.

Blackboard Awards


Go Berserk entered in Irish Times Innovation Awards FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


2 December 2013


Go Berserk is up for an Irish Times Innovation Award. The judging will take place soon.

Irish Times Awards


Worcester STEMNet uses Go Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


1 December 2013


Worcester STEMNet encourages schools and clubs to use Go Berserk for computer science activities.

Go Beserk have written a book to teach both primary and secondary school children how to make their own websites. Go Berserk making websites with HTML and CSS . Alongside the book they have created an e-book version, an iPad app Amelia Earhart's Flight Code Challenge, and online code checker. These resources are not free, but have received great feedback including recently been chosen as the Talk Talk Digital Hero for Northern Ireland.

from the STEMNet brochure


Ian Simons on Good Morning Ulster FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


27 November 2013


BBC Radio Ulster

Ian Simons appeared on BBC Radio's Good Morning Ulster where he talked about the Stranmillis Report and Go Berserk. You can hear the interview by clicking here.

Good Morning Ulster


Stranmillis Report about Go Berserk FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


25 November 2013


Irene Bell and Ian Simons from Stranmillis University College presented an academic report on the effect of Go Berserk in primary and secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

6 primary schools, 3 secondary schools and 1 Learning Centre (which were chosen to be representative of all socio-economic groups in Northern Ireland) were given copies of the Go Berserk book to teach to classes. A summary of the day is provided by Debra Lilley, Director of the UK Oracle User Group, here.

The report concludes:


School managers and teaching staff involved unanimously agreed that the project was effective. It provided them with a unique and successful experience across a range of areas and delivered the school with a boost and a different perspective on thinking in developing ICT within their school planning....Frequently staff were amazed at the achievements of the pupils, their creativity and level of engagement. The web pages produced by the pupils demonstrated not only comprehension of the work undertaken at a surface level but at a level sufficiently deep that pupils applied transferrable skills and knowledge. The majority of pupils were able to understand the learning within the resources and apply it to their own chosen theme. This research has demonstrated that learning to code unlocks creativity and builds confidence in pupils regardless of age, gender or background.



In attendance were Naomi Long MP, Mervyn Storey MLA (chairman of the Education committee at Stormont), and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir (the Lord Mayor of Belfast) and the Deputy Lord Mayor. Citi's Director John Healy also gave his feedback on the report.

Stranmillis Report invitation

Other findings from the report included:


Pupil responses to participating in the project were overwhelmingly positive, expressing difficulties in coding that demonstrated understanding and learning. They recounted an experience that raised their confidence and opened new avenues of knowledge and career exploration. This generation that cherishes instant feedback and affirmation of their actions responded positively to a coding system that gave an instant response when the 'refresh' button was hit.

Responses from the staff indicated that 'relatively speaking', the attainment of the lower ability pupils was particularly strong. Work from the pupils in this category clearly demonstrated that coding is feasible for all academic levels. Pleasing results were also achieved in an 'Education other than school' setting with staff there expressing support for the outcomes of the project very positively.




Findings indicate that the pilot study not only raised career aspirations for the children but in bringing their work home also engaged the parents and triggered their own aspirations for a career in IT ...Schools fully understood how this work was integral to the CCEA (2012) UICT, Desirable Features element within the curriculum. They reported their intentions to re-evaluate their planning with a view to incorporating this aspect of coding and more.



Go Berserk nominated in two LPI Learning Awards FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


18 November 2013


Go Berserk has been nominated in two LPI Learning Awards:

We'll see who wins at the Dorchester hotel in London on 6th February.

Learning Awards Finalist


Go Berserk at the Houses of Parliament! FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


29 October 2013


TalkTalk logo
NI TalkTalk Digital Hero
TalkTalk hero badge

Go Berserk appeared at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, where Gareth McAleese was presented with the TalkTalk Digital Heroes 2013 Award for Northern Ireland. Congratulations to CyberSmile who won overall.
You can see the video we made for the awards here:

TalkTalkAward TalkTalkAward with the Dog Houses of Parliament


TeachMeet Belfast 3


18th October 2013


Go Berserk exhibited at the TeachMeet Belfast 3 in Riddel Hall, at Queen's University Belfast. It was a great night with lost of inspiring uses of IT in education on show.


Go Berserk Thrives at the Lyric Theatre


16 October 2013


Go Berserk exhibited at the Arts Council's Thrive event at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. We had a great time talking to lots of people and hearing an inspiring talk from Eric Huang.
It looks like our dog enjoyed himself too, getting dressed in Leonora's hats and scarves.

Thrive Dog in Leonora Fashions Leonora Fashions


Talk Talk web geniuses at Longstone and Stranmillis


11 October 2013


VCCP flew into Belfast to record our video presentation for the Talk Talk Digital Hero Awards later this month.

The stars of the video were definitely the web geniuses at Stranmillis University College from:

and the web geniuses of Mr Melin's class at Longstone School.

We were really impressed with your coding skills, and how clear and calm you were on camera.

TalkTalk logo
NI TalkTalk Digital Hero VCCP
Loughview Integrated Primary Ashfield Girls School Ashfield Boys School Grosvenor Grammar School Longstone School


Inkpellet Review


30th September 2013


We got a great review from Inkpellet.co.uk:


Coding is the language of computers and will put students who understand it in the driving seat; able to programme, create software, and speak the same language.
Step forward Ian Simons, Will Moore and Gareth McAleese, the co-authors of Go Berserk, a colourful step-by-step guide to making websites using code.
By the end of the book, they promise, users will be able to make their own websites...To get coding, visit www.go-berserk.com, where you can order the book

You can read the full review here.


Go Berserk on a Mac making websites e-book now on iBookstore


29 September 2013


Go Berserk making a web page
Available on the iBookstore

buy Go Berserk on a Mac making websites from the iBookstore
for £5.49
Pages: 114
Rated: Ages 8 and above
By: Go Berserk

features


  • interactive images and quizzes
  • details and examples of every HTML tag
  • sounds and images of Amelia Earhart
  • experiment with HTML code live
  • HTML code checker to check your code
  • for use on iPad

Go Berserk nominated in UTV Business Eye Awards


23rd September 2013


Go Berserk was nominated in the Research and Development company of the year category of the UTV Business Eye Awards 2013. We were nominated in the same category last year! Let's see what happens on October 10th this time.


Go Berserk struck by BCS Gathering of Lightning


19 September 2013


Go Berserk attended the BCS Gathering of Lighntning event at Farset Labs. We learnt all about Bit Coins and had a great time showing people our book.

Farset Labs British Computer Society Logo


Go Berserk is Northern Ireland's TalkTalk Digital Hero! FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


17 September 2013


Go Berserk's Gareth McAleese has become the TalkTalk Digital Heroes 2013 for Northern Ireland category. We're very grateful to everyone who voted for us, and we're looking forward to see who wins the UK title at the House of Commons on 29th October.

TalkTalk logo
NI TalkTalk Digital Hero


Derry Monster CoderDojo Goes Berserk


13 September 2013


We demonstrated Go Berserk to the children and adults at the Derry-Londonderry Culture Tech Monster Coder Dojo event in The Venue.
Lots of people tried out the Experiment with Code, and some even produced their own websites!

Coder Dojo Culture Tech Junior CultureTech


Go Berserk Highly Commended in DANI Awards e-Learning category


12 September 2013


Go Berserk has been Highly Commended in the Digital Advertising Northern Ireland Awards 2013 in the e-Learning category. You can see some of the pictures from the night here.

DANI Awards e-Learning nomination


Go Berserk Brings IT On at University of Ulster


7-12 September 2013


Go Berserk exhibited next to the Bring IT On stalls at the University of Ulster Open days. We had a great time showing students (and some professors) how to code HTML.

University of Ulster Open Days Bring IT On


Ashfield Girls High School Goes Berserk


29 August 2013


Go Berserk gave talks to primary school teachers at the Te@ch ICT event at Ashfield Girls High School. Thanks to all the teachers who attended and gave us some great feedback and ideas.
Go Berserk was supported by EJH Design and Print, and by USEL and OCN NI who also attended the event and promoted the new certification which children can earn by studying a Go Berserk book.

Ashfield Girls High School Ashfield Girls High School Crest Inside Ashfield


Go Berserk Gets Certified


28 August 2013


Go Berserk has been certified by OCN NI - you can now earn an OCN Level 1 certification by studying a Go Berserk book. This is the first time ever that a certification usually reserved for 14 year olds has been made available to children aged 8 and above.

We always knew you were web geniuses, and now you can get the certificate to prove it.

Details of how to get certified through USEL and OCN are here on USEL's Aspire Training certifications website.

OCN NI Level 1 Award in Introduction to HTML and CSS (QCF)
Ofqual code 601/0949/X
3 credits

OCN NI Logo USEL Logo Aspire Training Logo


Go Berserk shortlisted in NI TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


23 August 2013


Go Berserk's Gareth McAleese has been shortlisted in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes 2013 in the Northern Ireland category. We're looking forward to see who wins the category and goes on to represent Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom finals.

TalkTalk logo
NI TalkTalk Digital Heroes nomination

Voting is open to the public until 14th September.

To vote in the Northern Ireland category, follow these steps:

 
  1. Go to www.talktalkdigitalheroes.co.uk
  2. Click on the "Voting Gallery" tab,
    or
    Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Vote Now."
    A map of the British Isles will appear.
  3. Click on Northern Ireland in the map.
    The three Northern Ireland nominees will appear in a new window.
  4. Click on the "Vote Now" button at the bottom of the description of the candidate you choose.
    Go Berserk's candidate is Gareth McAleese
 

Go On Logo     Mirror Logo     Citizens Online Logo


Go Berserk making a complete webpage e-book now on iBookstore


14 August 2013


Go Berserk making a web page
Available on the iPad App Store

buy Go Berserk making a complete web page from the iBookstore
for FREE

Pages: 58
Rated: Ages 8 and above
By: Go Berserk

details

Description


Amelia's Flight Code Challenge App "Go Berserk making a web page" is an interactive e-book which is an introduction to Go Berserk hard copy and ebooks, and which gives all the code and hints to complete Amelia Earhart's Flight Code Challenge iPad app.

Find out about Amelia Earhart's flight to Derry and learn how to make a web site along the way.

Features


  • Create a web site with:
    • colored writing and backgrounds
    • pictures
    • lists and tables
  • Learn all the code and hints you need for Amelia Earhart's Flight Code Challenge
  • A free introduction to the "Go Berserk on a Mac" e-book
  • Interactive quizzes and facts
  • Sounds, including Amelia speaking

Screenshots


Go Berserk making a web page ebook 1 Go Berserk making a web page ebook 2 Go Berserk making a web page ebook 3


Go Berserk nominated in DANI Awards e-Learning category


2 August 2013


Go Berserk has been nominated in Digital Advertising Northern Ireland Awards 2013 in the e-Learning category. We're looking forward to see who wins on 13th September in St Columb's Hall, Derry-Londonderry.

DANI Awards e-Learning nomination DANI Awards e-Learning nomination DANI Awards e-Learning nomination


Mrs. Mommy Booknerd reviews our book


26 July 2013


Mrs. Mommy Booknerd, from mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.co.uk gave us this review of the Go Berserk making websites with HTML and CSS book:


OK, so I kinda have been using this book myself!

I love to see all the tips and explanations for building a website! As my boys get older they are going to love creating a website on their own. They want to have a blog like Mommy, so this book will prove to be very valuable!
For kids 8 and older this book breaks down the know how into an easy to follow and easy to read format. It helps how many pictures accompany the instructions because we know that we learn so much faster with visual cues!

I cannot wait to create a website with my boys!!!
4/5 stars

and on Amazon.com:

Awesome

See the reviews online at mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.co.uk, Amazon.com, and Facebook, and other reviews for the book here.

mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.co.uk

Tell us what you think here.


Amelia Earhart's Flight Code Challenge iPad game launched FaceBook Twitter GooglePlus Email


4 July 2013


We launched our game for the iPad, called Amelia Earhart's Flight Code Challenge:

Amelia's Flight Code Challenge
Available on the iPad App Store

for £2-49

Category: Education
Size: 62 MB
Language: English
Rated: 4+
By: SilverFish Studios



Amelia's Flight Code Challenge App

Amelia's Flight Code Challenge 2 Amelia's Flight Code Challenge 3 Amelia's Flight Code Challenge 4 Amelia's Flight Code Challenge 5


TheOllyBookBlog.com reviews our book


12 June 2013


Olly (aged 11), from theollybookblog.com gave us this review of the Go Berserk making websites with HTML and CSS book:


This is makes HTML Website Coding really simple, if you don't get what HTML is then please click here.
The book is really light to go through and not difficult at all and any person who is 8+ should easily understand this. There are also other books in the series such as Go Berserk making websites with Javascript etc.
The one thing I will say is that even though it works with any windows version, the authors use Windows XP in the book while the newest ones are obviously 7 and 8. The code used is HTML 4 and CSS 2, The newest out however is HTML 5 and CSS 3. So apart from a few program updates this book is great!
8/10

See the review online here, and other reviews for the book here.

TheOllyBookBlog.com

Tell us what you think here.


Creative Learning Showcase


6 June 2013


Go Berserk visited the Creative Learning Showcase in Detling, Kent.
We had a great time meeting everyone: special thanks to Emma Jenkins for inviting us, and to News for Schools and their reporters who helped produce some websites in record time.


Markethill High School Goes Berserk


30 May 2013


Year 8 students at Markethill High School have been learning to make their own websites using Go Berserk. You can read more about it here.


pupils at Markethill High School


Go Berserk turns 1


16 May 2013


Go Berserk is one year old.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GO BERSERK!!

Check out the new Match Game we got as a birthday present:


Buy Go Berserk Resources Online in UK


9 May 2013


Go Berserk resources can now be bought online in the UK from Help Me Teach.

Boy HMT Girl


Buy Go Berserk Resources Online in US and Canada


8 May 2013


Go Berserk resources can now be bought online in the US and Canada from Teachers Pay Teachers and TeacherLingo.

Dog
View My Teaching Resources Man


Stranmillis Resources Exhibition


23 April 2013


Go Berserk showed our book and new e-book at the Stranmillis Resources Day

Stranmillis Resources Day
A well-behaved dog at Stranmillis


Go Berserk Business Achiever Award


17 April 2013


We were a finalist in the Ulster Bank Business Achiever Awards in the Innovation and Emerging Technology Category.

Business Achievers Award


Computer Science Teachers Association Article


3 March 2013


Go Berserk was mentioned in the latest edition of the US-based Computer Science Teachers Association newsletter. Teacher and CSTA K-8 representative Patrice Gans used our book in classes of 8, 9 and 10 year olds. She writes:

"As a K–8 computer teacher, I recognized early on the importance of tapping my students' personal interests as a way to ensure their engagement in CS.
At the beginning of the 2011 school year, I introduced them to the basic concepts of programming via Scratch. As the school year progressed, I decided to include other CS methodologies.
With this goal in mind, I spent the last few weeks of the 2012 school year teaching HTML. I was amazed at their enthusiasm. The fact that they could create a website and then share the information with their families, friends, and even virtual strangers via the Internet, was a very powerful motivator. They couldn't wait to get started. And even when they encountered challenges along the way, their sense of accomplishment never wavered.
I used the Go Berserk material as a guide to teach my students the fundamentals of HTML... I used their book with my fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students."

CSTA


Tutors Go Berserk Again


2 March 2013


We held our second training session for Go Berserk tutors on 2nd March at Stranmillis University College. Thanks to everyone who came along, including Basil McCrea MLA.

training
Go Berserk tutors


Tutors Go Berserk


8 December 2012


We held the first training session for Go Berserk tutors on 8th December at Stranmillis University College. Thanks to everyone who came along.

Mar2 training
Ian Simons and two Go Berserk tutors


Laurelhill Community College Goes Berserk


6 December 2012


We were very excited to teach some web geniuses from Laurelhill Community College how to make their own websites at Stranmillis University College. They were brilliant! You can read more about it here.

Laurelhill students
Ian Simons and the Laurelhill Community College web geniuses


Go Berserk needs you!


September - November 2012


Are you a NI PGCE graduate without a current post? Do you want to be a Go Berserk tutor? We are looking for PGCE graduates in Northern Ireland who would like to help introduce pupils in local schools to the Go Berserk book. Click here to sign up.


Go Berserk Wins Best Business Innovation


8 November 2012


WINNER!!! Best Business Innovation at Belfast Business Awards 2012


Photos are here

Go Berserk won the Best Business Innovation (for a private company) at the Belfast Business Awards held in the City Hall on 8th November.
We were also highly commended in the Best Creative Business category. Here are some of the press comments from Belfast City Council and the Irish Times


TeachMeet Belfast 2


19th October 2012


Go Berserk exhibited at the TeachMeet Belfast 2 in Stranmillis University College.


Integrated Education Conference


10th October 2012


Go Berserk was proud to be one of the exhibitors at the Integrated Education Fund's Digital Media Conference in W5, Odyssey, Belfast.


Go Berserk Goes on the Road


18th-25th September 2012


We held 5 Go Berserk roadshows in Derry, Enniskillen and Belfast. Thanks to all the teachers who attended, and also to Dr Stephen Farry MLA (DEL) and Robert Byers (LibertyIT) who came to one of the Belfast events. We are especially grateful to Stranmillis University College, Northwest Teachers Centre and Southwest Teachers Centre who hosted the events.


Ian Simons, Irene Bell, Robert Byers and Gareth McAleese at Stranmillis


Go Berserk nominated in UTV Business Eye Awards


21st September 2012


Go Berserk was nominated in the Research and Development company of the year category of the UTV Business Eye Awards.


Stormont Goes Berserk


16th May 2012


Go Berserk launched on 16th May at Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast.
We were sponsored by Judith Cochrane, an MLA for the Alliance Party who spoke at the launch. Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland's First Minister and Stephen Farry, minister for the Department of Education and Learning also spoke.
Some web geniuses from these schools showed off their web skills:

Our sponsors were also there, along with lots of teachers and representatives from Business in the Community's Time to Compute program.


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