Senior Cycle Accounting - Digital Technologies



Recent years have seen a significant increase in the range and quality of material available online, and through other electronic media, to support the teaching of Accounting. 

The following websites can be used to explore some of the possible approaches to improving student learning in the classroom that can be enhanced by the use of specific internet, or other electronic, resources.


It is important that all resources used in the classroom be linked to syllabus objectives and adapted to the learning needs of different students. 


NCCA Updates on curriculum reform in Ireland, assessment for learning, etc.
Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA)

Chartered Accountants Ireland (The Institute) is a membership body representing over 30,000 influential members throughout the globe. Our role is to educate, represent and support our members. Our members work in senior positions in practice and industry.


Visit to discover what being a Chartered Accountant is all about, how it’s anything but a boring career and find out how to become a Chartered Accountant.

Open Colleges Periodic table of accounting terms
Junior Cycle for Teachers Information about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Framework





Websites to support the teaching and learning of Accounting      




Study Stack is a free web 2.0 tool which helps students to memorise information in a fun and engaging way. Students and teachers can create their own flashcards or use some of the millions of flashcards that have already been created. For each set of flashcards entered, the StudyStack website automatically generates over a dozen ways for students to study and revise the material they need to learn, reducing boredom. Teachers too can enter material once and have over a dozen different activities created for their students.


Padlet is a free online tool that is best described as an online notice board. Padlet can be used by students and teachers to post notes on a common page. The notes posted by teachers and students can contain links, videos, images and document files.


Digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, colours and video as opposed to working with static text. Animoto is a Web 2.0 tool which facilitates this. It can be used to improve subject vocabulary, understanding of complex topics, link concepts and develop greater understanding for students. Animoto allows users to create visually appealing and memorable videos which can be created in minutes once the subject material is available.


Question Cube

The Cube creator is an online interactive tool. There are four cube templates, three of which have predefined questions/topics on the faces of a cube, and permit the user add responses to the questions. The fourth cube type allows the user to add their own questions/topics. The cube can be rotated on screen and printed as a development. The development can be printed and glued together to form a solid cube.

Interactive Timeline

Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.

Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail.





An easy-to-use tool for building assessments and seeing results in
real-time to improve instruction and help student learning.




Blend space is an easy way to blend your classroom with digital content. Easily find, add and share online content (videos, images, pdfs, Google docs). Students comment or take notes alongside content.



Other Useful Websites
PDST Technology in Education Quizlet
Scoilnet School Self Evaluation (SSE)
Webwise Careers Portal
Puzzle Maker Tagxedo
Department of Education Edwordle
State Examinations Commission PDST Distance Learning page