Innovation and the Web

The Internet can be a maze, especially when you want relevant educational content. This section provides news items that are of particular interest to those involved with ICT in Irish education.

Safer Internet Day 2014
Watch Your Space Launched
10 Feb 2014
Newly launched, this site is aimed at post-primary students and teachers in an effort to promote strategies in dealing with cyberbullying.
Safer Internet Day 2014
Safer Internet Day 2014
7 Feb 2014
Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday 11th February. The theme is Let's create a better internet together.
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Digital Strategy for Schools
2 Dec 2013
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has launched the public consultation phase of the development of a new Digital Strategy for Schools.
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Dyslexia Webcast
2 Dec 2013
Special Education Support Service (SESS) Dyslexia Webcast for all Primary-level teachers who are working with students with an assessment of Dyslexia or those exhibiting indicators of Dyslexia.
New Scoilnet Maps Website
Scoilnet Maps wins eircom Spider Award
29 Nov 2013
Scoilnet Maps has won an eircom Spider Award for Digital Geography. This category awards websites and mobile apps that make the best use of digital mapping and location based services.
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FÍS Film Festival 2013 – Winners Announced
6 Nov 2013
Congratulations to the 24 schools who attended The Helix on 6th November for the 9th annual FÍS Film Festival.
Digital Schools of Distinction
Digital Schools of Distinction
5 Nov 2013
Minister Quinn recently launched ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’, an award programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice in the use of technology in primary schools
Code EU Week
Europe Code Week
5 Nov 2013
25 - 30 November is Europe Code week and there will be a special emphasis on coding in schools and institutions across Europe. A dedicated website has been created to support this event.
eTwinning - Professional Development Workshop for Post-Primary Teachers
2 Oct 2013
eTwinning - Professional Development Workshop for Post-Primary Teachers, Dublin, 29 November - 01 December
Scoilnet Maps Scoops the Special Achievement in GIS Award
17 Jul 2013
Scoilnet Maps has been recognised by Esri Inc as this year's Winner of the Special Award in GIS (SAG) for Ireland. The awards ceremony took place July 10th at the San Diego Convention Centre.
Further roll-out of high speed broadband
21 Oct 2013
During Phase 2 a further approximately 210 Post-Primary Schools in addition to some Special Schools with post-primary students are currently being installed in the 3 counties of Dublin, Kildare and Meath.
Access Encyclopaedia Britannica anytime, anywhere
19 Dec 2012
Free home access to Britannica through Scoilnet Access to Encyclopaedia Britannica is now completely free through Scoilnet regardless of your location in Ireland.
Department of Education and Skills Find a school facility
11 Sep 2012
The new Department of Education and Skills website includes a Find a school facility. This map based facility provides detailed information about schools including links to school inspection reports.
Competition News - November 2013
8 Oct 2013
Details include Doodle 4 Google, Texaco Children's Art Competition, AILO 2013, the Odysseus contest, the MEDEA Awards and the U4Energy winners.
International News - November 2013
15 Oct 2013
Information includes Teachers’ professional development, eTwinning Prize Competition, Learning Resource Exchange and Safer Internet Day 2013.
Useful Weblinks - November 2013
5 Oct 2013
Items include The Minds of Modern Mathematics, iSLCollective, Creative use of multimedia in schools and Creatorverse.
National Centre for Technology in Education – Integration with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
8 Jun 2012
With effect from 1st June 2012, the role and functions of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) come under the remit of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).
Email Newsletter
25 Oct 2013
Get details of our email Newsletter, which is distributed throughout the school year, and also find out how to subscribe. All issues are also available 'as Gaeilge'.
Scoilnet News
12 Mar 2012
Scoilnet News: Teaching and learning through Irish, Scrúdú Béil Ardteist 2012, Scoilnet Resource Finder — 'most recently added'