9 February 2012
100MB rollout to post-primary schools

All second level schools are to get high speed (100Mbps) broadband, the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD and the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD announced this week.
The national roll-out will be completed over three stages with 200 schools being connected by September 2012, a further 200 being connected next year and the remaining 250 schools being connected in 2014.
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Leagan Gaeilge

Most viewed resources on Scoilnet this week:

  1. Sets Quiz
  2. Le Corps
  3. Venn Diagram Self Test
  4. Wind Energy
  5. The King Centre
  6. Project Maths
  7. Cubist Portraits
  8. History of Marketing
    Business Studies

Texaco Art
Seven different categories, including one for special needs students. Cash prizes. Closes 24 February 2012
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New resources - an eclictic mix
  There are new resources being uploaded to Scoilnet each week. The latest ones reviewed by teachers are quite diverse. You can always view the most recent uploads from the Teachers page.
A Symphonic Revolution:  Beethoven, 'Eroica' JC Music
Africa's Economic Geography SC Geography
Cricket Video Demonstrations PE
Science quizzes to test the best

A number of new quizzes aimed at Junior Cert Science were added to our Quizzes site recently. Here are three from across the curriculum:
The Respiratory System

Britannica Spotlights


The students section of Encyclopaedia Britannica contains some really useful in-depth sections on topics relevant to education. Among the topics featuring are: Guide to Shakespeare; Guide to the Nobel Prize; 300 Women Who Changed the World; Reflections on the Holocaust and Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.
Encyclopaedia Britannica is only available through the Schools Broadband or by Teacher login from home.
Teacher login to Encyclopaedia Britannica from home

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