Good Practice Videos
Technology Supporting Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
Interview with a school principal, describing how the school has adapted to Covid-19. The principal discusses the benefits and the use of a wide range of digital technologies and platforms to adapt to the current climate without compromising the learning both inside and out of the classroom for students and staff.
Digital Portfolios in St Aidan’s SNS
A school principal describes the school’s involvement in the Digital Portfolios Project, involving sustained support from PDST. The development of the DL Plan was integrated with the implementation plans for the Primary Language Curriculum which led to very positive outcomes for staff and pupils.
Punanna Digiteacha i nGaelscoil Ros Eo
A school Principal describes how his school has benefited from the Digital Portfolios Project with the help of PDST support visits and Teachercpd.ie. The school has made great progress enhancing their teaching, learning and assessment with digital technologies. (Select cc for English subtitles if required).
Digital Portfolios Project with 6th Class
A 6th class teacher explains the benefits of participation in the Digital Portfolios Project and support from a PDST Digital Technologies Team Advisor. The teacher describes a project completed using digital portfolios to plan, research and present a slideshow leading to increased engagement among pupils.
Punanna Digiteacha i Rang a Dó
A 2nd class teacher describes how her school has benefited from the implementation of the Digital Portfolios Project. The school uses various resources to enhance implementation of the Primary Language Curriculum using Chromebooks, collaborative projects and online assessment. (Select cc for English subtitles if required
Using Minecraft Education in Graphics
Interview with teacher about the integration of Minecraft into Graphics lessons. He discusses how he makes a link between 3D builds in Minecraft and 2D drawings on paper in his lessons. The students work as a team to complete the challenge and record their process using images and Keynote.
Using Online Tools for Collaboration
A 6th class teacher outlines how he uses online tools for group projects. Upon completion they are submitted to Google Classroom or Google Drive for approval by the teacher. The pupils then present their work to the class and are kept as an ePortfolio.
Using Tablets for Writing in 2nd Class
A 2nd class teacher describes how he uses tablets to support learning in English using several apps including A+ Spelling, Book Creator and Chatterpix. Other technology described in the video include One Drive to create ePortfolios, Class Manager to view the children's tablets, and Apple TV for assessment.
Project based learning with ICT
A 6th class teacher describes how her class created a video for SeaFest, in collaboration with TULCA and the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme. The ICT project involves the use of various digital resources such as tablets, GoPros and Skype. More Info see: http://tulcafestival.com/marine-institute/