New Scoilnet Website Launched

New Scoilnet Website

The new Scoilnet website was launched recently by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruari Quinn TD.


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The new Scoilnet website was launched on Tuesday 27th June last in Dublin West Education Centre by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruari Quinn TD.

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 Department of Education and Skills (DES). Scoilnet collaborates with practising teachers to maintain and manage the content on the website. 

Minister Quinn speaking at the launch.

The Scoilnet team in PDST Technology in Education has been working hard over the past year to redevelop the site, which is radically different to the previous one and allows teachers (with Scoilnet accounts) to upload their own material for sharing with the wider education community. contains a database of over 10,000+ 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. 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.  

As part of the launch, PDST Technology in Education in conjunction with Dublin West Education Centre hosted a number of exciting workshops for school leaders and teachers exploring various aspects of how ICT can be used in teaching and learning, including:

  • An exploration of tablet devices
  • Finding and selecting information online
  • Upload resources to the new Scoilnet site
  • Key word acquisition
  • Tools to enhance literacy
  • Managing a class online
  • Assisting Principals/Deputy Principals and the ICT integration team to review their vision and planning for how ICT can be used within the whole school environment to enhance teaching and learning.

Press Release: 19th June, 2014- Minister Quinn launches the new Scoilnet website which will facilitate the sharing of teaching and learning resources to teachers

Learning on the internet gets a very Irish twist: Scoilnet is making a huge leap forward in our classrooms
(An article by Katherine Donnelly for the Irish Independent, published 18/06/201)

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