A quick reminder that the MEC is a great place to visit for free CLPL resources, that when you complete you are rewarded with a digital badge.
Visit the MEC site here and sign in with your Glow username and this give you access to hundreds of courses, resources and learning paths.
Completing badges also gives you the chance to become a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, (MIEE) and join the increasing numbers of teachers in Scotland and around the world to have earned this status.
Image below is a sample page generated when you view your profile on completion of courses, or learning pathway badges.
Here is a great chance for young people aged 7-18 to showcase their filmmaking skills and produce a short film with the theme….We want an Internet where we’re free to…..
Please click on link here and we look forward to hearing how the filmmaking is going and maybe even coming to a sneak preview at your school.
We are used to using Glow, logging off and all the apps we were using in Glow would also have been logged off, however changes are being made by Google in the way browsers operate and which may have an impact on apps within Glow, particularly around the single sign-out functionality.
In simple terms this means if you are using any app in Glow where you have to log on, then when you are finished working in the app to take a few extra seconds to log off. Doing this will keep your data and yourself safe and is good Cyber Safety hygiene.
The video ( click here ) shows how easy it is to ensure you log out of sites.
Teaching Computing Science
Early to second level
Great resource for teachers beginning or experienced to find simple ways to introduce the three Curriculum Organisers for Computing Science into lessons.
The conceptual knowledge gained when working towards the first Organiser, ‘understanding the world through computational thinking’, is required to then understand computing languages and technologies in the second Organiser, before we can then ‘design, build and test computing solutions’ in the final Organiser using those technologies.
The book is arranged to quickly see the connections between the organisers, and there are many resources and activities at the end of the book.
Please click on the image below to download the PDF
With video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo unavailable to pupils on our networks, it’s often frustrating linking to video files – even the ones we produce ourselves. However, it is possible to store video files in Google Drive and share them in a certain way which allows them to be embedded into SharePoint Sites or other sites such as WordPress (ie Glow Blogs or WordPress school websites).
Since Google owns YouTube, videos linked this way will have similar controls to YouTube videos so will look familiar to users.
It is, of course, possible to save useful videos from YouTube using the various tools available online as long as you bear in mind any copyright implications, etc.
- Copy video file to Google Drive – you can create a new folder to keep your videos separate
- Right-click file and select Share
- Click Advanced
- Beside “Private” click Change
- Select “On – Anyone with the link”
- Save and Done
- Open the video in Google Drive then click the ⋮ icon in the top right
- Select “Open in new window”
- Click ⋮ and select “Embed item…”
- Copy all of the code in the window (make sure you get it all)
- Close video windows
- Go to SharePoint and open the site you wish to add the video to
- Edit the site
- Go to where you want to insert the video and select Insert, Video and Audio, Embed
- Paste in the code you copied
- Click Insert
- Save the SharePoint site
As mentioned, you can use the copied embed code in various other services such as WordPress. However, at present, Microsoft Teams doesn’t allow embedded videos in the conversation window. You can paste the link to the shared file, rather then the embed code, and this will work although it’s not terribly glamorous!
New, Early Learning and Childcare site for Aberdeenshire staff was launched on Friday at a special online event hosted by Denise Lorimer and Vanessa Reaper. Over 60 staff joined in online to see Denise and Vanessa walk through the new site.
Please click on the image above to access the site, and remember to add your voice to the feedback form on the Home page. You will require your Glow login to access the resource
Education Scotland have produced a new document that may help teachers in Primary (Early to 2nd Level)when planning learning and teaching of the digital literacy and computing science experiences and outcomes
PLease click on the link below
Education Scotland are excited to announce that the theme for the Scottish Learning Festival 2020 has been agreed as:
Achieving excellence and equity, through:
- The development and delivery of creative pedagogies which are engaging, effective and appropriate for 21st century learning and teaching;
- High quality approaches to Learning for Sustainability which embrace Global Citizenship, Outdoor Learning and/or Sustainable Development Education;
- The provision of high quality early learning and childcare leading to improved outcomes for very young children;
- Progress towards a strong and confident empowered system which improves outcomes for children and young people.
All proposals must be submitted by midnight on Friday 21 February
It would be absolutely fantastic to see aberdeenshire schools and pupils delivering amazing seminars at this years event.