The SAL team have welcomed lots of visitors so far to their stand including, Mike Russell MSP and a warrior from Bannockburn. Pupils had to resort to extreme tactics to engage with the warrior. Mr Russell was an easier target!! He said “Congratulations from your local MSP! Good to see you at SLF13. Continue reading Special visitors at the SAL stand at SLF.
DGS COMPUTING SCIENTISTS MEET ‘FATHER OF THE INTERNET’
Pupils attend Q&A session with ‘Chief Internet Evangelist’ Dr. Vint Cerf
Four pupils from Dunoon Grammar School recently attended a question and answer session with Dr Vinton G Cerf, an American computer scientist, who is recognised as one of only two “fathers of the Internet” and is currently employed as Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist.
P6&7 pupils from Luss Primary gave a presentation to the National Conference of the Rotary Club in Crieff Hydro Hotel on Saturday. The children were invited to speak to the Rotarians about their environmental work, saving the powan fish in Loch Lomond.
Powan are found only in Loch Lomond and Loch Eck.While their numbers are fine in Loch Eck, they have become almost extinct in Loch Lomond. This is because of a small fish,the Ruff, which was accidentally introduced into Loch Lomond in the 1980s and eats Powan eggs. Continue reading Luss Presentation
16 pupils from Dunoon Grammar and Dunoon Primary took part in a training day to prepare them for hosting the Argyll & Bute stand at the SLF.
The theme of the stand this year is our SAL blog and the training included demonstrating SAL on iPads and learning techniques for engaging with visitors to the stand.
The pupils displayed a deep knowledge of IT and throughout the day they developed confidence in presenting SAL. Continue reading SLF training at Dunoon Grammar
Dunoon Primary School has been selected to attend the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow.
Our fantastic P7 group pictured here are looking forward to the challenge to represent our school at this event.
Katie, Reece, Deanne, Aiden, Andrew, Brandon, Kyle and Matthew are super excited and cant wait to get started.
Argyll and Bute, in partnership with Apple and XMA, invite you to a day with Keynote Guests and hands on workshops to explore the potential of this technology to transform learning. Topics include: Assessing with iPad – A hands on workshop exploring assessment. Creating Content with iPad – A hands on workshop looking at how to use content creation tools. Teaching with iPad – A hands on workshop focusing on how the iPad can transform learning and teaching.
Go to SALi for full info
S1/2 in Tobermory completed their RME conferences for this year with a day on the theme of Death and the Afterlife. This could have been a particularly difficult theme to work on but S1/2 participated in the day in a sensitive and thoughtful manner. The group started the morning together discussing why we have funeral services and went to the church where Mr Paton talked through some of the ways in which people deal with loss and how a funeral might look in the Church of Scotland and how funerals have changed over the years. Continue reading Death and the Afterlife