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Closing The Frog Blog

I have decided, after much deliberation, to close the Frog Blog. After over 1300 posts I feel it is now time to hang up my blogging boots and concentrate on work, my newly expanded family and any new science communication projects that arise.

Since I began the Frog Blog back in the summer of 2008 with my St. Columba's College colleague Jeremy Stone. We wanted to create an online space to bring current scientific research from the lab to the classroom, allowing our pupils explore science beyond their often dull and lifeless curriculum. We also wanted to provide a platform for our pupils own science writing, emulating our colleague Julian Girdham's excellent SCC English blog. 
The Frog Blog evolved quickly in the first year, moving beyond its intended audience and into the wider Irish science education stream and later the science communication community in Ireland. We both took a greater interest in science education theory, technology in the science classroom and science comm…

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