Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resource Material
Click here to view a folder containing resource materials for students with ASD.
A number of eBook and educational content providers have made their materials freely available, such as CJ Fallon, Edco and Folens (to access FolensOnline, use the following codes when registering: Primary School Resources: Prim20 or Secondary School Resources: Sec20).
Google Teach From Home Hub
Google have created a Teach From Home hub which is a suite of information and tools to help teachers teaching from home.
Happiness and Wellbeing Skills for Post Primary Schools
The Happiness and Wellbeing Skills website offers a number of wellbeing tasks and short guided meditations for Post Primary schools. Additional wellbeing skills will be added regularly.
iRevise are providing free study resources to all students for one month, along with some live online Maths tutorials.
Libraries Ireland have various online services available. For example, you can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away.
myON eBook Library and myON News Service from Renaissance Learning
With the aim of helping to support teachers, students and parents/guardians to 'keep Ireland reading', Renaissance Learning are offering access to thousands of free eBooks through myON Library and free daily news articles through myON News.
National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)
NATE have provided a number of resources focused on teaching the English curriculum to Primary and Post Primary school students on their website.
National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
NCSE are providing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs. The resources, for parents and teachers, can be accessed here.
National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)
DES NEPS psychologists have developed advice and resources for children and young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed, along with guidance for parents supporting children and young people to create new routines at home.
Online Creative Writing Pack for Primary Schools
Deirbhile Graham of WriteWords has created a creative writing pack for parents and teachers of Primary school students.
Online Mindfulness Events
Dee Hennessy of Mindfulness Facilitation will be hosting three free online mindfulness events via Zoom in the coming days. Further details can be found here.
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Distance Learning Platform
PDST has created a page of curated content which has been developed to support schools and teachers engaged in distance learning in order to provide continuity to students. This platform, which is being updated regularly, can be accessed here.
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Primary Wellbeing Online Resource Portal
The PDST Primary Health and Wellbeing Team have collated a comprehensive collection of SPHE and PE resources that can be used to support distance learning. This resource portal can be accessed here.
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Technology in Education
The PDST Technology in Education Team have developed a new course, Teaching Online for Primary and Post Primary Teachers. This course, open to all teachers, aims to help them continue to teach and support their students' learning online. This course can be accessed here.
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the Teaching Council Learning for All Webinar Series
PDST and the Teaching Council are hosting a series of live webinars for teachers commencing on Tuesday 31st March 2020. These webinars will address the experiences and concerns of school leaders and teachers at this time in the spirit of support, reassurance and enablement. Through live panels and live links, representatives from the profession and the field will engage in conversations about the realities currently being faced by teachers and school leaders, as well as highlighting the wonderful efforts they are making in maintaining continuity in learning for students. To register for this webinar series please click here.
Resource Pack for Primary School Principals and Teachers
Simon Lewis, Principal in Carlow Educate Together N.S., has created a collaborative Google Doc designed to share any ideas that might be useful for online learning.
Scoilnet has a number of home usage supports which teachers and students alike can benefit from. These supports are free and do not require registration.
Department of Education and Skills
Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT)
Joint Managerial Body
Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools
Education and Training Boards Ireland
The Teaching Council