Teacher Supports during Covid-19 Emergency
Teachers are having a particularly challenging time trying to deliver online learning and support their students, usually from their kitchen table at home! Access to technologies and effective broadband vary widely but there have been a lot of resources put in place to try and support teachers. Check out some of the resources available on Schooldays.ie and other sites below
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Digital Technology team has developed a new dedicated webpage of curated content to support schools and teachers engaged in distance learning in order to provide continuity to pupils/students.
Distance Learning Online Tools
The PDST also has information on a wide range of Online Tools and technologies that teachers can use to support teaching and learning remotely
Official education portal of the Department of Education and Science in Ireland. Providing a range of resources, worksheets, and project information for all subjects within the Irish primary curriculum broken down by class levels. Curriculum focused resources
Keep up-to-date with the latest Department of Education Statements and Letters issued to Principals and to parents re Coronavirus, school closures and state exams.
DCU have provided links to a number of useful resources to support institutions and individual educators to respond to the spread of the Coronavirus. More specificially, the resource bank aims to share the advice of other educators to help higher education institutions (and schools) harness the potential of online education.
RTE Home School
RTE 2 is broadcasting over an hour of “school on TV’ daily at 11 am with a catch-up at 4.10 pm. The programmes are for 1st to 6th class primary pupils. Programmes are available to re-watch on RTE player and supporting documentation and worksheets will be on RTE.ie/Learn.
Cúla4 ar Scoil
TG4 launched a new programme Cúla4 ar Scoil for primary pupils who usually attend Gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht Schools. The programme broadcast weekdays at 10 am and be watched back on their player
Primary Academic Support
Check out our Schooldays.ie list of primary academic support websites which might be useful for your students for supports in Irish, Maths and Reading as well as lots of general knowledge resources.
Post Primary Academic Support
Check out our Schooldays.ie list of post-primary academic support websites – particularly useful for your Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students. Lots of information on online revision courses and resources.
Ark Cultural Centre for Children supports teachers and students
To support teachers in delivering arts-based learning, we have a variety of classroom packs and at-home activities from Ark programmes which are relevant to many different areas of the curriculum.
Bitesize on BBC.co.uk
The Bitesize section on the bbc website offers daily lessons with videos and worksheets for primary and secondary level students. Three new lessons every weekday.
School Education Gateway
Europe’s online platform for school education has lots of resources to support teachers during school closures. It also provides links to all the different european national websites for online and distance learning during school closures
Family & Kid Friendly Online Initiatives
There are lots of great initiatives being shared online for families, kids and students to enjoy while staying at home. Check out our list of initiatives and links on everything from online concerts, arts and craft demonstrations, coding classes and digital museum tours.
Additional Education Resources