The Digital Learning Planning website and the interactive Digital Learning Framework assist schools in identifying areas for digital learning development and improvement. Standards of effective and highly effective practice are mapped to video exemplars.
Projects, initiatives and planning
PDST Technology in Education is involved in a range of digital learning projects and initiatives. While much of the project activity focuses on the management of the Department of Education's portal for schools (Scoilnet) and its safer internet programme (Webwise), we also lead an array of practical and innovative digital learning projects, supporting participating schools and teachers, both in person and online. PDST Technology in Education is also a key player in innovative European projects on digital learning.
Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It promotes the autonomous, effective, and safer use of the internet by young people through information and awareness programmes targeting parents, teachers, and children.
The Department of Education's official portal for teachers and schools. Managed by PDST Technology in Education it works with practising teachers to provide open education resources for teaching and learning.
An innovative film project for primary schools that explores film and animation as a medium of expression. The FÍS film project was established in 2000 and culminates each year in an Oscars-type ceremony at the Helix in Dublin.
Digital Collaboratives - Teachers coming together to share their practice and assist one another to develop competence and confidence when using digital technologies.
Promotes the use of formative assessment practices in schools and supports schools when implementing digital portfolio use with students. Supports available for Primary and Post-Primary.
Schools group together in clusters to plan and implement a digital technologies or STEM focused three year project. The projects are innovative and creative by design and have developed and enhanced inter-school links as well as student engagement.
Repurposing Education through Blended Learning (REBEL) is an Erasmus+ project run across two EU countries that supports the adoption of digital technologies and innovative and open pedagogies in education and training.
Collaborative project led by the French Ministry of National Education and involving five countries from across Europe. Explores the uses of AI (artificial intelligence) in education and aims to test the efficiency of training teachers to understand and explore AI tools.
A group comprising representatives of seven European Ministries of Education, including Ireland, the Interactive Classroom Working group explores common areas of concern on the integration of digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment, such as BYOD, Makerspaces and personalised learning.