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Remote Learning 2021

In order to support the suppression of the Covid-19 virus in the community, government has decided that schools will be closed to students for a period of three weeks and will reopen on 1 February.  |   Full Press Release

Scoilnet is committed to providing FREE home useage supports for both teachers and students while school buildings are closed. The Scoilnet portal has now over 22,000 resources shared by teachers and is continuing to grow on a daily basis. The following newsletter features other supports on offer to teachers and students during their remote learning experience...

Lesson Ideas for Remote Learning

World Book Online is a safe, trusted, 21st-century learning environment that is FREE for all pupils, students, teachers and parents in the Republic of Ireland through
Sample lesson ideas have been specifically designed for each class group during their remote learning:

Furthermore, World Book Online is providing FREE and open access to their eBooks during the school closure period. With access to over 2,500 titles, eBooks are great for all ages and are available 24/7. Students get unlimited, simultaneous access so everyone can read the same book at once. There are ready-made activities to accompany some of the World Book Online eBooks. Click here to view and download the eBook activities.

External Recommendations

So many teachers and companies are supporting one another online through sharing their recommendations and opening access to their resources during the school closure period. This support has not gone unnoted.

The Scoilnet in-house team is compiling a list to highlight the open access resources available during the school closures. If teachers have recommendations, we would also love to see these uploaded to the Scoilnet portal using their Scoilnet Account.

Remote Learning by Theme/Subject

Quickly locate educational resources by subject or theme using Scoilnets' featured primary themepages and post-primary subject hub pages. These areas within Scoilnet showcase resources recommended by teachers for a particular topic within a subject. Eg. Telling the time in Maths.

Scoilnet has also collaborated with a number of partners to create remote learning opportunities within themepages and subject hub pages. From Supporting PE Learning at Home, to Daily Maths, to Kitchen Chemistry, to STEM sa Bhaile, and to Art at Home.

Assign a Learning Path

Learning Paths offer a clear structured pathway for your students to access the resources you want them to visit and in the order you want them to complete the activities.

To create a Learning Path, teachers simply select and organise resources from the Scoilnet website into a sequence and write an instruction for students at the top of the Learning Path.

Sample remote learning Learning Paths include;

Virtual Tours

Virtual tours are a simple, yet effective means to provide rich learning experiences for students and pupils. Explore the National Gallery of Ireland, The Louvre, The Cliffs of Moher (without getting wet!), step into the Sistine Chapel and gaze at Michelangelo's legendary frescos in the Vatican and even look out for Bród (the president's dog) in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Embrace the virtual world by taking your class on an inspirational journey to one of these landmarks. The in-house Scoilnet team has curated a virtual tour destination page so that you can quickly choose the location for your virtual tour experience.

 Join the Library - It's FREE

While libraries are closed, you can apply to join and use their online services including e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Magazines, online courses, and online newspapers by filling out the online form (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser outside Citrix).



Each week, edTV promotes upcoming programmes with a learning focus and provides sample learning activities to compliment the programme. Check what's coming up this week >

Home School Hub is back to help keep everyone busy and engaged with learning over the new lockdown. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting this Monday, 11 January.

Tá TG4 chun sraith nua de Cúla4 ar Scoil a chraoladh ón Luan 18 Eanáir 2021 de bharr cinneadh an Rialtais go bhfanfaidh gach bunscoil dúnta go dtí deireadh Mí Eanáir faoi shrianta Covid-19. Craolfar an tsraith ón Luan go Déardaoin ag 10am agus beidh athchraoladh den chlár gach lá ag 4pm. Is féidir breathnú ar na cláracha ar nó ar agus tá ceachtanna ar fáil ar youtube Cúla4.
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Registering for a Scoilnet Account – your first step to contributing and sharing

What you need...

To register for a Scoilnet Account you will need to have a Teaching Council number and a roll number for your school in Ireland.

If you already have a Scoilnet Account then you can sign in here.

The benefits...

A Scoilnet account will allow you to upload your resources or weblinks to Scoilnet as well as enabling you to share and add resources to a favourites listing. Users who have a Scoilnet Account will also be able to fully access Scoilnet Maps and Census@School from home.


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