World Book Online - Access through Scoilnet Website. No Sign-In Required
World Book Online
World Book is a student friendly encyclopedia with many additional tools. Students can research age appropriate information & reliable facts using World Book - at home or at school.
There are differentiated learning platforms within World Book:
World Book Online Overview from TeacherCPD.ie on Vimeo.
Primary Highlighted Tools
- Early World of Learning & Kids
Text to Speech within Articles, Phonetic Pronunciation beside Words, Build in Dictionary, Compare Places/ Animals/ Important People, Science Activities, Activities (Craft), Print & Do, Games, Leveled Reading Books, Printable & Interactive Maps, Lesson Plans/ Webquests, Teaching Resources - Graphic Organisers.
Post-Primary Highlighted Tools
- Students & Advanced
Text to Speech within Articles, Phonetic Pronunciation beside Words, Build in Dictionary, Citation Builder, How to Research Section, Behind the Headlines, Today in History, Timelines, Quizzes, and Educator Tools (Lesson Plans, Webquests & Graphic Organisers).
Irish Newspaper Archive - Open Access through School's Broadband.
Irish Newspaper Archive Access Sample Lessons Plans & More Information
Over 60 newspapers are included in the archive with some dating back to 1738.
The archive gives teachers & students access to primary source documents through national & local newspapers.
National newspapers include Sunday Independent (1906 - current), Irish Independent (1905 - current), Irish Examiner (1841 - current), Irish Farmers Journal (1957 - 1998), Irish Press (1931 - 1995) and Freeman's Journal (1763 - 1924).
Irish Newspaper Archive - Video Instructions on How to Use.
Irish Times Archive - Open Access through School's Broadband.
Irish Times Archive
The Irish Times archive is available free of charge to schools through the schools broadband network, and also, through the public library system thanks to the support of the Library Council.
The archive gives students and teachers access to primary source documents where they can explore over 150 years of Irish Times journalism, as it originally appeared in print.
- Papers dating back to 1859
- Searchable by keyword and date.
How Teachers are Using the Archive?
Article by Primary Teacher
Article by Post-Primary Teacher
FAQ's on the Irish Times Archive
Threads - Browse Projects without Sign-In. Add Projects with Sign-In
Scoilnet Threads - Folklore Project
Threads is an initiative that provides an online space for schools to store and share their student's oral history projects. Each student has an account which is managed by their teacher.
Threads website guides teachers through planning lessons around the Oral History Project.
Choose from Plan, Do and Submit...
CensusAtSchool - Scoilnet Sign In Needed to Retrieve Class Data
CensusAtSchool - 2017/2018 Questionnaire
CensusAtSchool.ie is an initiative involving CSO, Scoilnet, Project Maths & PDST.
Post-Primary students complete an online questionnaire - entering their teacher's Scoilnet username.
Teacher can download class data/ questionnaire results by signing into CensusAtSchool using their Scoilnet username & Scoilnet password.
At the end of the year, CSO analyse the completed questionnaires and publish their findings. The published results for 2016 Questionnaire can be seen here.
CensusAtSchool is a Post-Primary Project
- Aims of Project
- Encourage students to get involved with data handling & learn statistical skills.
- Provide real data for data handling activities.
- Show how ICT can be used effectively to enhance teaching and learning especially in the area of data handling