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About Us

About us

Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education. Originally launched in 1998, the website is managed by PDST Technology in Education on behalf of the DES. Scoilnet collaborates with practising teachers to maintain and manage the content on the website. 

Here is an overview of the services and supports we provide to teachers and schools.


Resource Finder

Scoilnet.ie contains a database of over 15,000+ online resources including websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, video/audio, games and other multimedia. You can access our resources from the blue search box at the top of every page. 

Scoilnet.ie has been developed as a support for teachers at both primary and post-primary levels and, as of 2014, provides teachers with the option to share and upload their own teaching and learning resources. 

Further information on Scoilnet's resources and other content may be found in the FAQ section.

 

 

Scoilnet Resource Finder

Scoilnet Sites

Our Other Websites

Scoilnet actively promotes the integration of ICT in teaching and learning and as a result has been involved in developing a number of independent websites with specific relevance to the Irish curriculum. This has been done in conjunction with professional development and curriculum support services, and other relevant organisations.

It includes the following sites:

  • French.ie Providing support for the French Junior and Senior Cycle curricula.
  • German.ie Providing support for the German Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle curricula.
  • Scoilnet Maps Interactive mapping tool featuring detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland maps, world maps and GIS data.
  • Webwise Internet safety awareness resources for teachers, students and parents.
  • CensusAtSchool An international project where post-primary students collect and work with real data as part of the Statistics and Probability strand of the Maths curriculum.
  • Science Hooks An initiative of NUI Galway that presents a collection of videos that capture novel and engaging aspects of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • Imagebank A photo library featuring photos with Creative Commons licences that teachers and students can use and share.
  • I Am An Artist Supporting Visual Arts in the primary curriculum.
  • Sci-Spy A Science initiative aimed at primary students in 5th and 6th class.
  • Science Unleashed Videos, games, weblinks and quizzes mapped to the Junior Cycle Science curriculum.
  • Fón Foghlaim ón Nuatheicneoleolaíocht Supporting learning, teaching and assessment of Irish at Junior Cycle.

Access to an Online Encyclopaedia

In 2009, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the renowned encyclopaedia and reference source, was licensed for educational use within the Scoilnet website and the Schools Broadband Network, providing thousands of resources contained within three sites aimed at primary, post primary and above.

Readers within the Republic of Ireland can now also freely access Britannica from home through Scoilnet.ie.

More about anywhere, anytime access to Britannica School

Britannica School

Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogging

Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogs

Scoilnet is also engaged in the provision of a webhosting/blogs service to all schools. This makes it easier for schools  to develop and host their school website or blog on the Schools Broadband Network. Moreover, it's free. Read more about Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogs here


Scoilnet Accounts

Any teacher registered with the Teaching Council can register with us for a Scoilnet Account. Apart from uploading links or resources to Scoilnet.ie, a Scoilnet Account also provides you with access to content and services such as Scoilnet Maps, CensusAtSchool, Teachercpd,.ie and Scoilnet Webhosting. One log-in, many services. Complete the Scoilnet Teacher Registration Form now.

All personal data provided on this form is confidential and secure and will be used solely for the purpose of authenticating access to online services provided by Scoilnet.

Scoilnet Registration

Getting in touch

Your feedback is important to us. If you would like to contact us on any issue relating to the Scoilnet.ie website please use the form on Contact Us page. If you would like to receive updates about the site sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter.

Scoilnet is part of PDST Technology in Education which is located at Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.


About the website

The new Scoilnet website launched in May 2014. It features a standards-based repository of teaching and learning resources for the primary and post-primary sectors. Resource metadata is aligned to the Learning Resource Exchange Metadata Application Profile which aims to meet the needs of K-12 educators across Europe.

The design, development and content management (TYPO3) of Scoilnet have been delivered in partnership with Fluid Rock, a leading Irish digital solutions provider. 

The page was last updated on 15 May 2014.

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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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