We recently revisited (remotely!) some post primary schools, including a Gaelcholáiste, to find out how digital technology has been supporting teaching and learning in school during Covid-19. Themes such as collaboration whilst social distancing, teaching students in different locations and pods simultaneously and teachers collaborating online came up frequently. We hope that you find some inspiration in these stories and activities. You can apply English (or Irish) subtitles to the Irish language videos by selecting 'cc' and choosing your preferred language.


Teicneolaíocht ag tacú le múineadh agus foghlaim le linn Covid-19
Déanann príomhoide, Kevin Ó Raghallaigh cur síos ar an ról don theicneolaíocht le linn an tréimhse cinn-foghlama agus conas a chabhraíonn an teicneolaíocht le múineadh agus foghlam in san scoil i láthair na huaire chomh maith. Select CC and English or Irish for subtitles.

Digital Technologies in a Geography lesson:
Teacher, Dylan Kershaw, describes how the use of video, online tools such as and the conferences feature on their school's virtual learning platform, allow him to teach Geography to students who are both inside and outside of the classroom. (This video was captured remotely).

Students Creating Instructional Videos using a Lightboard
This video shows how students in Ardgillan Community College, under the guidance of their teacher, Ciara Delaney, use a lightboard created with a perspex screen, to create instructional videos for Senior Cycle Maths. This technique can be used in many subject areas and is a great way to enhance students' engagement with and understanding of complex topics.

Comhoibriú le Jamboard i Rang Matamaitice
Cur síos ó mhúinteoir, Naomi Ní Chearbhaill, ar conas a chabhraíonn uirlis mar Google Jamboard le chomhoibriú idir dhaltaí nuair atá siad scartha óna chéile mar gheall ar Covid-19.

Technology Supporting Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
An interview with a school we previously visited, to find out how technology has been supporting them on their journey through Covid-19. Leona Harrington describes how the school has used collaborative tools and the creation of video resources to help engage students both inside and outside of the classroom. The school has also set up an online space for teachers to help each other with technology, and conducts teach meets online.

Comhoibriú Dhigiteach i Rang Eolaíochta
Cur síos ar chonas a úsáideann múinteoir, Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, an teicneolaíocht, chun comhoibriú a spreagadh agus a éascú. Úsáideann daltaí an idirlíon chun taighde a dhéanamh, Google Sheets chun an taighde a bhailiú agus Google Slides chun taispeantais a dhéanamh i ngrúpaí.

A flipped learning approach for Maths
Teacher, Ciara Fitzpatrick, describes how her students engage with videos she has created and uploaded to Youtube as homework on their own devices, completing a learning check for each one. Students then engage with a question, and record the process they undertook in working out the answer using Explain Everything and uploading this to Schoology. This allows Ciara to provide support to individual students and to identify common misconceptions and challenges. It works well for students both inside and outside of the classroom. This video was captured remotely.

Using Minecraft Education in Graphics
Teacher, Paul Kennedy, describes how he uses Minecraft with Graphics students as a way of engaging them in drawing 2D and 3D shapes. Students take images of their work and record reflections on the experience of drawing, including what they found challenging. This video was captured remotely.

Comhoibriú ar líne i rang Ceimice
Cur síos ar chonas a d-úsáid múinteoir, Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil Zoom le scoláirí, go háirithe Polls, Breakout Rooms agus an Whiteboard chun comhoibriú a éascú le linn an tréimhse cian-foghlama. Select CC and English or Irish for subtitles.