The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. launches ‘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 Digital Schools of Distinction Award has been developed to help schools to further integrate technology into the classroom.
The objective of Digital Schools of Distinction is to recognise best in class practices and build on the progress already made, by providing a pathway and resources for schools who are seeking to do more with technology. The programme also recognises those who achieve excellence and supports the efforts of schools and teachers in making the best use of technology in the learning environment.
Schools are encouraged to register for the programme through the digitalschools.ie website where they can perform a self evaluation of current practices and standards. The programme aims to sign up 500 primary schools to participate in its first full year.