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Scoilnet is committed to providing FREE home usage supports for both teachers and students. Other recommended support services include:
– Covid-19 Distance Learning                     – Support Services

World Book Online – Free Home Access

World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

During the duration of school closures, World Book Online is providing complimentary access to their eBooks. There are about 700 proprietary titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles.

A guide to using World Book Online as a distance learning resource is available here.

Britannica LaunchPacks – Free Home Access

Britannica provides over 1600 LaunchPacks covering the Humanities and Social Sciences, and 1800 for the Sciences. Organised into manageable topic areas, these pre-made collections of articles, images, videos and primary sources help to support learners.

Britannica has kindly offered FREE access to their Science and Humanities LaunchPacks. Access is available through the Scoilnet website.

Irish Newspaper Archive – Home Access for Teachers

Scoilnet is proud to announce home access for teachers. In order to get access, teachers will need to be signed-in with their Scoilnet Account.

The Irish Newspaper Archive provides unrivaled 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.

Virtual Tours

Embrace the virtual world by taking your class on an inspirational journey to one of Ireland’s landmarks or explore specific spaces in a Gallery.

The Scoilnet virtual tour collection highlights some tours that students or pupils can take from the comfort of their home. Examples include the National Gallery of Ireland, EPIC musuem, Vatican musuem, and the International Space Station.

Five Home Schooling Ideas

– Daily Maths – Challenge your Post-Primary maths class to the PDST Maths team daily maths resources.

Politics & Society Podcast Series – Tune in to teacher Grainne McKeever’s podcast series. Accompanying resource packs provided.

Trócaire – Explore the theme of defending rights with these games shared by Trócaire.

Dictionary of Irish Biography – Read an entry from the Dictionary of Irish Biography on a relevant Irish figure for Leaving Cert history.

GAA/PDST Solo Challenge – Participate in the GAA PDST Solo weekly challenges.

The most viewed resources over the past seven days:


Complex Number Operations – Plan

PDST resource designed to familiarise students with operations on Complex Numbers and to give an algebraic and geometric interpretation to these operations


Compréhension et productions écrites sur le confinement pour le Cycle Senior irlandais

Written comprehension based on an article from Phosphore.com, essay writing and diary entry activities for Senior Cycle students (Higher Level).


Gaeilge Grammar Cards

Created by the PDST Gaeilge team, this PDF file contains 116 verbs in the aimsir chaire, aimsir láithreach and aimsir fháistineach. Each page contains the root verb and conjugated verb backed by the Irish flag colours.


Diet Related Illnesses

Teacher, Frances Clarke, created and shared three PowerPoint presentations on diet related illnesses.


Cúrsaí Teicneolaíochta: stór focal, líon na bearnaí, plé agus díospóireacht

Cuidíonn an acmhainn seo le foghlaimeoirí an stór focal cuí a shealbhú agus tuiscint a fháil ar struchtúir teanga éagsúla sula dtugann siad faoin gceapadóireacht ar ábhar na teicneolaíochta, an tsábháilteacht ar líne san áireamh.

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