Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon


jumpAgrade – Online Exam Preparation Courses – Register Interest  jumpAgrade is an online service for second-level students preparing for exams. They were recent winners of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award and have previously carried out research with the EdTech Research & Design Centre at Trinity College.   Currently, jumpAgrade (and their team of qualified teachers & state examiners) works with over […]


Across the country, children are coming to a new realisation that heroes come in many forms and that many of them in fact are in their own homes. In the face of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, these heroes are their parents, cousins, neighbours and friends who are spending long hours day and night, fighting to […]

Microsoft – To the Irish Education community,

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world.  Microsoft is aware that schools across Ireland are working extremely hard during these challenging times to implement contingency plans in reaction to this crisis. We are also aware that there is a huge amount of shared resources and support available to educators and sometimes it […]

Microsoft Ireland Remote Learning and Learning Continuity Home

To help make the transition to distance learning for schools across Ireland, we’ve created resources, training and how to guides that we hope will help support primary and post primary education sector school leaders  IT professionals, educators, staff and students as they make this transition. Unsure where to start? Try this blog How schools can ramp up […]

Google – Helping schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus

As many educational institutions are facing or planning for closures due to COVID-19, Google for Education is providing distance learning solutions, training and resources to help them stay connected. Today Google supports schools around the world by providing G Suite for Education, a free range of productivity tools to enable teaching & learning. These cloud-based tools […]

Schools in Italy in COVID 19

SCHOOLS IN ITALY IN COVID19 TIME.  Covid19 in Italy shocked Italian citizens and, together with them, teaching, teachers and Principals. In the last ten days of February, schools were closed only in five regions of northern Italy. The hope of the experts was to stop the infections and keep them under control where they were […]

School Meals Programme Guidance Programme

Please find attached an updated version of the School Meals Programme Guidance Document. If there are any queries they can be emailed to social_inclusion@education.gov.ie 20200329 school meals updated guidance final pdf The following are answers to some queries received on School Meals Guidance via the social_inclusion@education.gov.ie email address:    If you intend to use the […]

Essential Services List

Covid-19 – Provision of Essential Services Guidance for Employees and Employers   28 March 2020 The Government has decided that people everybody should stay at home until April 12th 2020, except for the following situations: to travel to and from work, or for purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social […]