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Bia - New Resources Added, Irish Newspaper Archive, Béaltriail - Irish Oral Collection of Resources, Explore Politics & Society, Tools for Teachers, Formative Assessment Using Digital Tools, World Book Online through Scoilnet and much more.

 

INFOMAR and Geographical SkillsINFOMAR and Geographical Skills
INFOMAR is Irelands national marine mapping programme and they have now made their resources available to Scoilnet. Subject editors have developed curriculum-focused activities around these resources.

Captivate your post-primary geography students with these INFOMAR resources and supporting teacher created activities!



CensusAtSchool 18 (2018-2019)Census At School 2018
The United Nations has declared 2019 to be the Year of Indigenous Languages. It is through language that we communicate with the world, define our identity, express our history and culture and learn.

With this in mind, CensusAtSchool included a number of questions on learning a new language and preserving the Irish language. The census will provide your class with an opportunity to collect and examine data on this popular topic for 2019.


Bia - New Resources Added
Scoilnet has a great range of resources in Gaeilge for the topic of Bia, including worksheets, presentations and video links.scoilnetMay18a.120422

Resources cover all types of food, as well "Bricfeasta", "Bosca Lóin", "Glasraí" and "Bia Sláintiúil".




Irish Newspaper Archive
Schools in Ireland now have access to the Irish Newspaper Archive through the Schools Broadband Network.scoilnetMay18b.120552

The archive gives teachers and students unrivalled access to primary source documents through national and local newspapers covering hundreds of years of Irish history. Over 60 newspapers are included in the archive with some dating back as far as 1738.


Béaltriail - Irish Oral Collection of Resources
scoilnet_oral_exams1A great collection of videos and resources to guide teachers and students in preparing for the Oral Irish/ Béaltriail:

1. General Advice regarding the Oral Irish Exam
2. Sample Oral Irish Conversations
3. Reading Poetry
4. The 2018 Picture Series

Four Ways to Explore Politics & Society
Politics & Society is a new optional subject for the Leaving Certificate which was introduced on a phased basis in 2016.

Begin the Exploring Herescoilnet_politics1
1. Watch a Video Introduction to the Subject.
2. Meet the Key Thinkers.
3. Connect with Other Politics & Society Teachers.
4.  View Additional Sources of Information.




Scoilnet HomeTools for Teachers - making access easier
Following feedback from users, Scoilnet has enhanced the Tools for Teachers page to include access points to the many Scoilnet services and licenced content that the site offers, e.g. Irish Newspaper Archive, Dictionary of Irish Biography, TeacherCPD Online Courses, World Book Online, CensusAtSchool and many more.

Why not explore the page today?


Formative Assessment Using Digital Tools

Explore Scoilnet's top digital tools for formative assessment and watch the PDST Technology in Education Good Practice Videos to see the tools in action. Digital Tools for Assessment provide students and teachers with an exciting opportunity to;Scoilnet_Formative_Assessment

  • Manage their evidence of learning online
  • Provide real-time feedback to students & teachers
  • Engage students in their learning journey through a gamified approach to formative assessment
  • Allows assessment for learning to happen anytime and anywhere.


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If you visit Scoilnet, why not explore the resources to support the teaching of Oral Language in the English lesson?

They include speaking and discussion prompts, team games, assessment and vocabulary lists.


Science Hooks

Science HooksScoilnet.ie have teamed up with NUI Galway to provide Science lessons in both English and Irish to support the teaching of Science in the classroom.

Follow the link above and find the easy to follow lessons with supporting videos.


Put a Positive Spin on Fidget Spinners

Fidget SpinnersFidget spinners have taken the nation by surprise. The challenge for teachers is how to put an educational spin on fidget spinners.

Why not try catching your pupil's attention with Scoilnet's popular resources on fidget spinners for English (pdf), Gaeilge, Science (pdf) and Maths lessons?


World Book Online through Scoilnet
Scoilnet WorldBookIreland now has unlimited access to World Book Online through Scoilnet! When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. From pre-primary to secondary and beyond, World Book has databases for every learner at every level for an immersive learning experience.



New Scoilnet Browse Function
stbrigedsdayScoilnet recently released a ‘browse’ feature. The facility enables users to access resources in a guided curriculum-driven manner and will complement the existing faceted search.

Its introduction comes following sought feedback from users and from an analysis of search analytics and patterns over the past two years. Earlier this year Scoilnet introduced a ‘refine by contributor’ facility to enable users narrow results according to the contributor. behind.



Learning Paths - Create, Share and Engage!
Scoilnet Learning PathsWant to create your own Learning Paths? Here's how:

Create a quick and easy collection of resources. Gather them while browsing or searching for something specific on Scoilnet. Arrange them by number, theme, topic or whatever suits you.

New Healthy Eating Guidelines Learning Path
Healthy_Eating_Guidelines_Learning_Path Resources aim to share the awareness of the new Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid launched recntly by Minister of State for Health Promotion.




Art and Architecture of Ireland
aWorld Scoilnet.ie is pleased to announce that the five volume publication Art and Architecture of Ireland is freely available to all schools on the Schools Broadband Network through JSTOR.org.

Art and Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative, fully illustrated account of art and architecture in Ireland from the early middle ages to the end of the twentieth-century.
 

Politics and Society
Politics and Society teachers have been sharing resources and participating in discussions using the new online forum.
Politics & Society Class Presentations - 90 PowerPoint slides with an introduction to assessment, details of the course, homework assignments, philosophy of John Locke and power & decision making in schools.
Sample Scheme of Work -  SOW for the months of September - December (five class periods per week).

Opportunity for a French teacher
A school in France (Lycée du Dupuy de Lome) was in touch with French.ie seeking to collaborate with a teacher in Ireland. Possibility of two to three week stay in France. The programme is funded under the following programme. Contact [Martime Le Guilloul]

New to Scoilnet Resources

scoilnet_1916winnersOver the summer, teachers have been busy sharing resources in the following areas:

Junior Certificate Geography Revision Tests
DCG Principles and Coursework
Ultimate Frisbee Scheme of Work with Resources
Websites for Career Guidance


Big push on French resources
scoilnet_trophyXSmallThe Scoilnet Subject Editor for French has added many new resources last month - here are three:

Activités quotidiennes - 20 common activity phrases with audio.
Assessment Grid for Topical Essays - Word doc.
Comment l’Europe lutte contre les naufrages de réfugiés en Méditerranée?  - Explanatory video.




Oral resources on Scoilnet

French.ie has a great collection with resources tips on approaching the oral, mind map suggestions and links to help with speaking French. Further details here.

If you are looking for Irish language resources search for 'Sraith' and refine by 'most recent' - you will find lots of options there.





Interventions for Students with Autism

To coincide with World Autism Day 2016, which took place recently, SESS has developed a video (20 mins) to demonstrate a number of evidence-informed instructional interventions that teachers working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland may draw upon to promote and facilitate development and learning.

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Huge response to Proclamation for a New Generation

Scoilnet Proclamation 1Almost 1,000 schools uploaded their Proclamation for a New Generation to Scoilnet before Easter. In years to come this will be a wonderful record to show the values and aspirations of students in 2016. Submissions were made in Irish, English and one even contained Arabic script. Did your school upload your proclamation? The upload facility will be kept in place for another month. You may search by using your school roll number.

The Proclamation declared Ireland a Republic and laid down the vision for the country and its people going forward.

One hundred years later, how has this vision evolved? Are the wishes of the founders of the state still as relevant today as they were in 1916? Do any of the visions need to be updated to take account of new and modern ways.

Also, Scoilnet has a link to an excellent Democracy and General Election resource that is well worth downloading and using for a CSPE class.

On the subject of 1916, links to talks from Prof Michael Laffan (UCD) were added to Scoilnet - worth a view.

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Women of 1916 - shared resources from a teacher
Women of 1916Our thanks to teacher Niamh Murray for sharing three of her own resources relating to the role of women in 1916.

The Women of 1916 - brief profiles and images
Biography of Countess Markievicz - 17pp PowerPoint
Women and the 1916 Rising - 18pp PowerPoint


1916 Ancestry Project

Ancestry

1916 Ancestry ProjectThe Proclamation for a New Generation proved to be a huge success with almost 1,000 different schools uploading their proclamations on Scoilnet. The Ancestry Project invites students to trace their family tree back to 1916 and upload their work to Scoilnet. There is no limit to the number of projects that teachers can upload.. The projects can be uploaded to a special searchable area of Scoilnet.

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Easter Rising 1916

Scoilnet 1916 2The Rising was a key event in Irish history. The resources in this Scoilnet Themepage collection have been reviewed by teachers for their relevance to the Irish curriculum. Many have been created by teachers for teachers!

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Ordnance Survey relief map symbols

os_relief_mapsOSi have introduced some minor changes to the legend of their Discovery Mapping series. In 2016, the State Examinations Commission will use Discovery Series OS maps with the newly designed legend and redesigned symbols in examination papers.

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Climate change resources and others recently shared

Qu'est-ce que le changement climatique? Useful resource to introduce students to the vocabulary around climate change.
Habitudes alimentaires des Français pour Noël
Mini-livre de Noël



The Irish Flag website

Scoilnet has developed a mini-site exploring the historical evolution of the flag and its adoption by the Irish state. The content on the site is presented through a series of 'stories' and by a 'timeline'.

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History Support Material - reminder!

Just to remind teachers that a special collection of resources has been pulled from the old Hist.ie website – built to support the new curriculum for Senior Cycle History. The resources are centred around: Teaching History; Research Study; Documents-Based Study.

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Search or Share!

Scoilnet’s 11,000+ resources are handpicked by teachers for their relevance to the curriculum. Join fellow teachers by adding your resources – it could be a webpage you find online or a resource you create yourself. All you need is your Scoilnet Account. Included are resources, developed with SCRATCH, which are great for Maths assessment.

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