Digital Technology in the Curriculum

See how one school uses Digital Technology in the Curriculum.

Scratch in School

In this short video clip, principal Enda McGorman speaks about why his school uses Scratch to support numeracy skills, in particular problem-solving.

Here teacher Elaine Lyons uses Scratch, among other tools, in a 6th class lesson on procedural writing based on a science experiment.

Step by step Scratch lesson plans aimed at primary teachers.

ACTION website: NCCA’s curriculum resources

This site is aimed to support teachers in the ‘how to’ of teaching and learning through the use of multimedia. It focusses on ‘showing’ rather than ‘telling’ the features of effective teaching and learning in different settings. Click here.

Edutopia’s success stories about what works in US public education revolve around their six Core Concepts

To increase engagement and retention, academic subjects are presented in an interdisciplinary fashion that reflects modern knowledge and society. For example history, literature, and art can be interwoven and taught through text, images, and sound.
Project Learning. Search the site to access more than 2,200 features, or visit our Video Library to browse more than 150 videos. Click here.

ICT Guidelines for Teachers (NCCA)

Information and Communications Technology in the Primary School Curriculum Guidelines for Teachers. Click here.

ICT in the Curriculum publications form the NCCA

The NCCA has information on following;

  • NCCA vision for ICT in Curriculum and Assessment
  • Framework for ICT in Curriculum and Assessment
  • ICT in Curriculum and Assessment: Primary

Click here.

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

PDST Technology in Education Website  offers resources for teachers towards enabling them to implement the Primary School Curriculum effectively in their schools. Click here.

Scoilnet – Resource Finder

Scoilnet is the web portal for Irish Education. Its Resource Finder links to a vast number of online resources to support teaching and learning. There are dedicated sections for teachers, students, parents and school management. Click here.

Wikipedia Selection for Schools

This Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted at schools and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has about 5500 articles (as much as can be fitted on a DVD with good size images) and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words). Click here.

See how one school uses Digital Technology in the Curriculum.