Excellent digital teaching and learning materials that comply with the key principles of universal design for learning need to be available to all students. Photograph: iStock

Many principals preparing their open evenings for post-primary schools over the last few weeks have had to describe “universal design for learning” to(...)

Some teachers introduced new elements such as online cooking to their lessons.

Educators adapted fast to the pandemic and parents gained a new insight into the real challenges of being a teacher. So how did they find the experien(...)

Laura McCarthy at her home in Ballivor, Co Meath, with her family James, Robyn and Peter and dog, Chad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The pandemic has slammed school doors shut for the second time in less than a year. In general, teachers and students are better prepared than they we(...)

Teachers’ unions have warned that schools may not fully reopen in September due to social distancing requirements.   Photograph: JL CereijidoEPA

A return to distance learning in schools would have a severe impact on students’ education and motivation and widen the digital divide, experts have w(...)

Angela Kaya, and daughter Leyla at their home in Ratoath, Co Meath. Ratoath College’s iPad-only policy for junior cycle students has divided parents. Photograph: Alan Betson

At Ratoath College, a 1,000-pupil secondary school in Co Meath, hundreds of parents are locked into a bitter row with school management over its iPad-(...)

Martha Higgins (left) and Sophie Bradshaw in class at The Georgian Montessori Primary School in Belvedere Place, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

They may have helped change the world with their innovative research and rapid advances in technology, but many tech gurus have gone back to basics wh(...)

In international reading assessments,  Irish children are the best readers in Europe and among the best in the world Photograph: iStock

Young “digital natives” are much more likely to absorb information from printed books rather than screens even though they have grown up surrounded by(...)