Distance Learning



Teams across the  PDST have developed many distance learning resources to support schools throughout the period of closure due to the Covid19 pandemic.  Below you can access distance learning supports that have been created in the following areas:


  • Digital Technologies

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • School Leadership

  • Primary Literacy

  • Primary STEM

  • Gaeilge 

  • Post Primary Mathematics



Information and Supports for School Leaders, Teachers and Parents



Click here to access the catalogue of weekly articles submitted by the PDST to the Irish Independent, supporting parents in keep the learning going at home Click here to access the Live Webinar Series from the PDST and the Teaching Council: Learning for All



Digital Technologies

Digital Technology Resources to support teaching, learning and assessment at primary and post-primary




Resources and Development Opportunities for Teachers and School Leaders
Health/ Wellbeing School Leadership Literacy




Primary Health & Wellbeing Distance Learning  Primary Leadership Portal

Primary Literacy: Literacy at Home

Post Primary Health & Wellbeing Distance Learning  Post Primary Leadership Portal  Post Primary Literacy: Support at Home
STEM Gaeilge Mathematics




Primary STEM  Post Primary Gaeilge Resource Bank for Distance Learning Post Primary: Daily Resource Bank for Distance Learning
    Post Primary: Approaches to Distance Learning in Mathematics



Teaching Online Course 


A course was prepared specifically to help teachers as they continued to teach and support their students' learning online during school closures due to Covid-19.

While this course is no longer available, there is a variety of short online courses available which teachers can access to upskill in the area of digital technologies. Please visit the PDST Technology in Education website - Online Courses section to view the current selection available.








Scoilnet is the Department of Education's official online portal for Irish education and contains over 20,000 resources mapped to the Irish curriculum.  


All students and teachers can access World Book Online, an online encyclopedia through Scoilnet.  


Teachers can create a free Scoilnet account and upload their resources to share with other teachers and students throughout the country. 







Other useful websites and resources


Additional links from PDST Technology in Education to support teachers working from home, including links to good practice videos that contain activities which can be adapted for online teaching.  Digital learning planning resources are also available, please visit PDST Technology in Education for more information.

As pupils/students will also be engaging in online learning at home througout this period, we would advise teachers and parents to visit the Webwise website to find out more about online safety and relevant considerations. The parents' section of the website is also particularly useful in highlighting popular apps and their features.

RTÉ Learn is a dedicated resource for teachers and educators showcasing a diverse range of educational content from across RTÉ, ideal for both formal and informal learning.




Beidh tús a chuir ag TG4 le clár nua sa sceideal Cúla4 ar Scoil ag 10 gach maidin. 

Is clár leath uaire í seo a bheidh dírithe ar dhaltaí bunscoile Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoile atá sa mbaile ón scoil faoi láthair de bharr srianta an Covid19.






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