In September, Minister Quinn launched ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’, a flagship award programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of technology in primary schools. Supported by HP Ireland and Microsoft Ireland, the award has been developed to help schools to further integrate technology into the classroom by providing a pathway and resources for schools who are seeking to do more with technology.
Schools are encouraged to register for the programme through the www.digitalschools.ie website where they can perform a self evaluation of current practices and standards and apply for accreditation. Schools who meet the criteria will be awarded Digital Schools of Distinction status by the Department of Education. New digital schools will receive a Digital Schools Classroom Kit, to include a HP laptop with Microsoft software including Windows 8, Office 365 and educational apps and access to education ICT specialists.
Visit www.digitalschools.ie and register today.