Distance Learning


This page of curated content has been 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).




Communications sent by the Department of Education and Skills to school leaders and principals:

25th March 2020

13th March 2020


New Teaching Online Course available


This course has been prepared specifically to help teachers as they continue to teach and support their students' learning online during school closures due to Covid-19.


Click here to access the course.



Click on the images and links below to find out more about the various platforms and their online features that can be used to support teaching and learning remotely.










Click on the images and links below to find out where reliable sources of information can be accessed and to explore online tools that can be used to support teaching and learning remotely. 


Additional Resources

Click here to find out where reliable sources of information to support distance learning can be accessed Click here to explore online tools that can be used to support teaching and learning remotely Click here to access online tutorials for digital tools Click here to access video content from a variety of sources



Other useful websites

Additional links from PDST Technology in Education to support teachers working from home, including links to good practice videos that contain activities which can be adapted for online teaching.  Digital learning planning resources are also available, please visit PDST Technology in Education for more information.

There are a variety of short online courses availabe on TeacherCPD.ie which teachers can access to upskill in the area of digital technologies. Please visit TeacherCPD.ie to view the current selection available.


As pupils/students will also be engaging in online learning at home througout this period, we would advise teachers and parents to visit the Webwise website to find out more about online safety and relevant considerations. The parents section of the website is also particularly useful in highlighting popular apps and their features.



Additional Information and Supports for School Leaders and Teachers



Click here to access Guidance and Continuity of Schooling for primary and post-primary schools Click here to access the Webinar Series from the Teaching Council and PDST: Learning for All



PDST Technology in Education Newsletter - Special Edition March 2020

The newsletter can be accessed at this link if you wish to forward it to colleagues. 


A copy of this newsletter has been sent to all teachers on the PDST Technology in Education mailing list.  To sign up for the mailing list, please click here


Learning and Development Opportunities for Teacher and School Leaders

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