Below are a number of remote learning resources which have been gathered by CEIST from information shared with us by our wonderful schools. We will hope to fill the page as new resources become available. If you would like to add to this resources page please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: we also have a page dedicated to Home Resources. Please click here to visit.
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St. Joseph’s Secondary School Rush – Guidance Resources
The St. Joseph’s Secondary School Rush Guidance Department have collected a large amount of important and relevant supports for both parents and students to be shared with the school community. This Padlet resource is being updated daily and is already jam packed with resources for all the family under headings such as: Physical Exercise/Sport, Yoga/Pilates, Mindfulness & Relaxation, Anxiety/Stress, Entertainment for Adults and Students, Healthy Lifestyle, Parental Support, Activities, Music, Motivation, Education Supports for Students, Exam/Study Supports and Mental Health Supports.
St. Leo’s College Carlow – IT Newsletters
The below newsletters were all kindly provided to CEIST by St. Leo’s College Carlow IT Teacher Fergal Murphy. These newsletters are being sent out in the hopes that it will help make online teaching a bit easier. Moving to teaching online and using technology to mark students’ work is very challenging at the best of times. I hope that some of what are in the newsletters might be of use, but I don’t want to add extra stress or pressure on anyone thinking that they should be using loads of apps and websites or videos or whatever. We are all good teachers, in difficult circumstances, doing the best we can for our students. We do what we can, and that is enough.
Please click links below to view newsletters by date.
Tuesday 18th March – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Friday 20th March – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Sunday 22nd March – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Tuesday 24th March – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Thursday 26th March – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Thursday 1st April – Supporting Online Teaching and Learning
Tutorful – Educational Guides
Zoom for Education Webinar
Camara Ireland – Google Education Webinar
Camara Education Ireland are running a series of free Webinars explaining the benefits of the different systems offered by Google Education. Webinars will cover topics such as Google Hangouts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Admin Console, etc. Full schedule listed below.
- Google Forms, Friday, 17th April, 12:00 – 1:00pm
- Admin Console, 20th April, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
- Hangouts/ Classroom Intro, 21st April, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Docs and Drive 22nd April, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
- Open Q&A, 23rd April, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Webex Enterprise Free for Schools
Coláiste Bríde Clondalkin – Study Tips
RTE to screen Shakespeare Classics
Over the coming weeks, RTÉ will screen a series of classic BBC productions of plays by William Shakespeare, aimed at students – the productions will be available post-broadcast on RTÉ Player. The productions, which will air on weekend mornings on RTÉ 2, feature some of the world’s greatest thespians tackling the Bard’s greatest works, including plays featured on the Leaving and Junior Certs for 2020 and 2021, to facilitate both 5th and 6th Years.
Ashfield College – Leaving Certificate Maths
This video will guide Leaving Certificate Maths students through the mock exam which was recently completed by students in Ashfield College. The solution was completed live so the video includes student questions. Both videos are now available on YouTube from links below.
Click here to view – Paper 1
We Are Teachers – Online Resources List
With school districts closing during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and teachers alike are looking for help. Teachers have been tasked with figuring out how to deliver lesson plans and classroom activities as part of distance learning. Parents are trying to keep students on track with their studies and educational growth. We are here to help! This growing list of online learning resources offers a wealth of resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers. And to make it better, many companies are choosing to make their products free for schools, teachers, and students during these turbulent times.
Click here to view
Utah Education Network – Science Notes
The Utah Education Network have created a number of online interactive activities to complement their “Open Educational Resources Science Textbooks”. Although this is based upon the American education system the resources may be of use to Irish science students. Subjects covered are Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
Click here to view
The Maths Tutor
The Maths Tutor is an online support companion for both Junior and Leaving Certificate Maths. Its packed full of videos, exam papers, tips and much more. Teachers can avail of free membership while students can take a free one months trial to get started.
Click here to view
Griffith College Maths
We know how stressful the Leaving Cert can be, and here at Griffith College we want to give you every chance to succeed. That’s why, every year, we offer a free full-day maths revision workshop, open to any Leaving Cert student. Dr Tomás Mac Eochagáin, director of academic programmes, is the presenter of the course, with over 25 years of experience in teaching mathematics.
Click here to view
The Dublin Academy of Education
The Dublin Academy of Education have created a YouTube channel packed full of videos to help students revise for the Leaving Certificate exams.
Click here to view
Jnr Certificate Maths
PDST Associate and author Sean Kelleher has kindly shared Jnr. Certificate Maths Ordinary Level paper walkthrough.
Computers in Education Society of Ireland have created a YouTube channel dedicated to school teachers to allow for information share between schools in Ireland. This is a weekly chat covering topics such as Remote Learning, Tips and Tools for Remote Teaching, PDST Webinars and much more.
“Zest for Life” Second Year text book can be accessed on line for free by students. They must register using a password of their choice. If they have any problems they may contact digital support on 01-5009542 or gillexplore.ie. digitalsupport.ie
A number of CEIST teachers have been sharing resources over Twitter using the hashtag #edshareie. The hope is to use twitter as a repository where teachers can go on #edshareie and find lots of ideas from all over. The purpose is to be stronger together, to help each other and have a central file. CEIST would like to thank Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin for its help in informing us of this resource.
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) have put together a number of resources developed to support schools and teachers engaged in distance learning in order to provide continuity to pupils/students. Using some of the online platforms and/or tools that are detailed on this page, schools will be enabled to limit the impact of school closures by giving learners access to materials, support, classwork and feedback.
- Using the tools listed on this page, teachers can easily make educational resources and exercises available to learners, who can then study and complete assignments from home.
- Depending on the digital tools available to each school, teachers could also use flipped learning strategies to source and/or create online lessons that learners can access remotely.
- Using many of the online tools explored in this webpage, learners can complete activities digitally that demonstrate their understanding, with teachers being able to provide feedback to improve the learning experience.
- Learners’ knowledge and understanding can be effectively demonstrated using some of the edtech tools explored on this webpage (eg. Edpuzzle, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Quizlet and WizerMe).
Please click the link below to visit the PDST Distance Learning resources page:
Microsoft Education Resources
Remote Teaching and Learning Resources from Microsoft Education
Mike Tholfsen Principal Product Manager on the Microsoft Education
Whether you’re within the walls of the classroom or connecting remotely, you can access the tools you need for classroom management and student engagement with Microsoft Teams and Office 365. Here are a some useful resources to get you started.
Microsoft Teams for Education:
Official overview provided by Microsoft.
Quick Guide: “How to setup Microsoft Teams”:
Sam Cogan Lecturer National College of Ireland.
Quick Guide: “Meetings with Microsoft Teams”:
Mat from Office 365 Collaboration Coach .
Quick Guide: “Translating text to another language in Microsoft Teams”:
Microsoft PowerPoint Video Creation
Mike Tholfsen Principal Product Manager on the Microsoft Education
Instructions of how to record slides from Microsoft PowerPoint using PowerPoint Screen Recorder.
Google Education Resources
Using Google to Teach from Home
Dean Stokes for UK Secondary School Teacher now working with Google for Education
Official Google overview of all Education tools provided by the Google for Education platform. Please click the link below to view:
Getting Started with Google Classroom
Michelle Ferré from “Pocketful of Primary” YouTube education channel.
To help students study at home while schools are closed Educate Plus are providing FREE access to all ebooks and student resources from their website.
To help teachers during the school closures CJ Fallon are giving free access to all teachers from both Primary and Secondary schools. Simply register as a teacher using the below codes to get from access to education resources.
Primary School Teacher code: Prim20
Secondary School Teacher code: Sec20
Folens Publishers – Free Access
To help support Teachers/Parents/Students at home Folens are offering free access to all digital resources and eBooks from their website. Register as a teacher and use the special code below for Roll Number
- Primary school resources: Prim20
- Secondary school resources: Sec20
The Educational Company of Ireland
To help teachers and students during the school closures The Education Company Ireland are giving free access to all resources for both Primary and Secondary schools. Simply register at their website using any of the codes above.
UCD Leaving Certificate Maths Videos
These videos were designed and produced by UCD Maths Support Centre tutors Rowland Bennett, Anthony Cronin, Kaitlin Farrell, Emma Howard and Christopher Kennedy. The 143 videos cover both the Higher Level and Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate mathematics courses.
To help teachers during the school closures Gill Education have stated that any online resources requested by a school teacher will be provided free of charge.
Wriggle Education are running two free Wedinars every week to help schools with guidance and support to set up and run remote teaching and learning at this challenging time. Webinars include instructions for SeeSaw, Microsoft Teams and a range of other useful tools for remote learning.
RTE School on TV
RTE have announced that will be broadcasting daily ‘school’ on TV to support families at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The cross-platform initiative is being launched by RTE with the support of the Department of Education. Daily school is set to begin on the station from Monday, March 30. It will run from 11am to 12pm, Monday to Friday on RTÉ2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon.
iRevise are giving all students free access to their premium services for the month. To get free access use the code STUDYCENTRE at checkout and you will have free access until you go back to school.
SeeSaw is another platform which is designed to offer a full range of tools for both teachers and parents to help with remote learning.
Schoology has a full range of online tools designed for running school classes remotely.
Ashfield College Dundrum – Leaving Certificate Exam Papers
Ashford College are offering Mock Leaving Certificate exam papers.
How will it work?
- Our expert teachers will upload a series of Leaving Cert. exam papers.
- Students are invited to sit the exam paper under exam conditions in their own home, whilst adhering to the relevant timing of the particular paper.
- We will release a date and time when you can watch our teachers online as they work through the paper and provide you with the solutions.
- That way, you can assess your own progress, all the time being guided by our Ashfield College teachers.
PDST Online Teaching Course for Primary and Post-Primary Teachers
Free online courser offered by PDST for remote teaching. Learning outcomes include:
- Understand what is needed for effective online teaching and learning.
- Explore learning activities that lend themselves to online learning.
- Find reputable sources for online educational content.
- Enable online communication and collaboration.
- Create and share your own online educational content.
Junior Cycle for Teachers Webinars
Junior Cycle for Teachers are hosting a number of elective Webinars to support teachers across the junior cycle curriculum.
Kialo Edu – Class Debating Tool
Kialo is a public discussion platform designed to facilitate reasoned debates about complex topics online. Kialo Edu allows you to take your classroom discussions online, break down complex subjects for students, and shake it up with new types of assignments.
Inspired by the ways you foster community beyond the classroom, Flipgrid have curated a collection of resources to help you and your peers.
National Council for Special Education Ireland
Teachers and parents may be interested in our latest resource: an overview of useful websites to support Physical Education at home for students with Special Educational Needs including those with a moderate, severe or profound GLD or who may have limited mobility.
Classroom Guidance Free for all Secondary School Students
Classroom Guidance is now available for free until 1st July due to the Corona-virus. Students can now access the teaching presentations they would have seen in class.
We’ve picked materials from projectmaths.ie which we think are most useful and have added in some videos and materials from other sites which may help you when planning for supporting your students in their learning. As teachers you’re in the best place to judge which materials are most useful for your students and the design of activities around these resources.
Futa Fata – Irish Reading
Irish language publishing house, Futa Fata have begun broadcasting a few minutes reading as Gaeilge for little ones at 11am ever morning via their Facebook page and on Instagram too! Futa Fata intend to run these readings from Monday to Friday.