Dublinia, in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Scoilnet and Noho have recently launched a new Online Learning platform. Through audio-visual interactives, the platform introduces pupils to the history of Viking and medieval Dublin.
Speaking about the launch of the website, Sheila Dooley, Curator and Education Officer of Dublinia remarked that the site
“is designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard by a teacher directing class learning, but also be used by the students to answer the quiz questions. We are pretty excited about it’s potential for learning …”
The new interactive website includes nine audio visual animations with interactives on nine historical sites in Dublin. This would be an excellent primary school resource for the teacher to show on the IWB in the classroom and would be sure to attract the attention of pupils. Even by simply using a slider on the interactive map, pupils can quickly see the development of Dublin from 800 AD to 1500 AD.
With three sections on the Vikings, and five on the Anglo Normans, there are plenty of quizzes and hotspots to keep students entertained while learning.
This new website can be accessed here: http://dublinia.ie/online-learning/primary/