Technology

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PDST Technology in Education promotes and supports the integration of a high quality ICT infrastructure into learning and teaching for schools. We provide up-to-date ICT advice and supports to schools on a range of technology related areas. On behalf of the DES and working closely with HEAnet, we coordinate the Schools Broadband Programme, which provides broadband connectivity, content filtering, webhosting, and security services to all Primary and Post Primary schools in Ireland. 

 
  • Online and Distance Learning

    Schools already use a range of online learning websites and learning platforms to support teaching and learning. During school closures these provide schools with options for teachers to continue to support their students, to... Find out More >
  • Data Security

    This section covers information and advice on 'IT Security'. If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • ICT Grants

    €50 Million of ICT Grant funding has been announced for Schools (22 April 2020), as the fourth installment of the €210 Million the Government have committed to investing under the Digital Strategy for Schools. Find out More >
  • ICT Purchasing Considerations

    These Frameworks assist schools in acquiring quality products and services, as well as ensuring good value for money. The Procurement Framework process will greatly simplify purchasing ICT hardware for schools. Find out More >
  • Technology Overview

    This article provides a brief overview of some of the main ICT Infrastructure areas that are becoming more relevant to support teaching, learning, assessment and administration in schools. The article also highlights some shi... Find out More >
  • Computing Devices/Tablets

    This section covers information and advice on 'Computing Devices/Tablets' . If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • Networking & Wifi

    This section covers information and advice on 'Networking/ Wireless Networks'. If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • Cloud Applications

    This section covers information and advice on 'Cloud based Tools and Applications'. If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • Presenting in the Classroom

    This section covers information and advice on 'Presenting in the Classroom'. If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • Other ICT in the Classroom

    This section covers information and advice on 'Other ICT in the Classroom'. If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >
  • Schools Broadband

    The Schools Broadband Programme provides an integrated set of services to schools which includes broadband connectivity, and hosted services including content filtering, webhosting, and security services including anti-virus ... Find out More >
  • Webhosting/Blogs

    The Scoilnet Webhosting and Blogs service provides both a website hosting and a blogging service for primary and post-primary schools. Find out More >
  • Technical Support

    The resources in this section are provided to assist schools in helping to better understand and manage the provision of Technical Support in the school.  Find out More >
  • Other ICT related areas

    This section covers information and advice on 'Other ICT related areas' . If you have a specific query please email these to ictadvice@pdst.ie. Find out More >