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Education Scotland: Video

The Digital Learning Team  from Education Scotland are in the process of populating their YouTube channel with videos from schools.

The videos link into the Education Scotland Digital Vision Diagrams below,

https://digilearn.scot/digital-vision/

If you have any videos already prepared , then please  contact me at  h2l2team@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or james.mclean@aberdeenshire.gov.uk and I will forward to Education Scotland

Alternatively, if you would like the H2L2 team or Susan Sey from Education Scotland  to visit a school to support with the video production, then please email at the addresses above.

The videos could share a story or a digital journey that the school have been on.

The videos could be of practitioners, students or parents and be between 1 – 6 minutes long.

The videos  will also be added to the new DigiLearnScot blog once it is ready  to be launched.

Examples

Grove Academy – Ethical Hacking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUADVoRcrJc

Midlothian – Curriculum Planning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCa6sXFqABw&t=121s

North Lanarkshire – I have the confidence to embrace digital technologies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQN33ohxik

Early Level – I understand and can demonstrate the benefits of digital technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy9tkhbdtEc

Digital Leader (Staff) Days

 

We have an exciting agenda planned for the upcoming Digital Leader days. Please visit ALDO -> ECS Events, and then sign up for one of the two advertised days. (on your Aberdeenshire Computer visit this link : HERE   and use your Aldo login

The days will be at the brand new Northern Alliance Learning Hub in the  University of Aberdeen Macrobert building and we have Dr Steve Bunce (@stevebunce on Twitter) Susan Sey from Education Scotland (@SeySusan on Twitter) and some of the topics we will explore are : VR, MAkey Makey, Podcasting, Creating Apps- without code and much more.

It will be a great chance to catch up with your fellow digital Leader colleagues,  and if you need another bonus…Lunch is provided!

We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any questions before the days then please email at james.mclean@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or post into the yammer group

Safe and Empowered: Responding to a Digital Generation programme.

Information around free CLPL opportunities in Online Safety.  (There would be costs for your school in cover and travel if you choose to attend a course))

The programme is about bringing online safety education and approaches up to date and moving to a focus on supporting digital citizenship. The programme is for any educator, any discipline, from early years to 18, across Scotland.

Funded and endorsed by Education Scotland, educators can attend a free one-day training event at venues across Scotland, or can book onto two twilight webinars instead. There are also delivering a programme of focused webinars on key topics. More info and booking here: www.swgfl.org.uk/scotland.

Poster link here

 

 

November 2019 Blog Reboot…..

This Learning through Technology blog has now been rebooted. Please check regularly to see the latest news on all things digital in Learning and Teaching , Computer Science and Cyber Security for pupils/students of all ages and of course for staff.

“The question is no longer whether technology should have a place in the classroom, but how technology can most effectively be integrated”
                                                                                                                                          Sir Kevin Collins EEF 2019

 

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Education Scotland Moderation Hub now live

The Moderation Hub is now live.  This is a virtual learning environment delivering career-long professional learning on all aspects of the moderation cycle, helping practitioners to make effective use of the Benchmarks for Literacy and English (glow username and password required).

This year’s programme of national moderation for reading and writing began in September this year.  Contact your local Quality Assurance and Moderation Support Officers (QAMSOs) to find out more about what is going on locally.

5Rights Framework for

5Rights takes the existing rights of children and young people (under 18), and articulates them for the digital world. Signatories to the 5Rights framework believe that young people should be supported to access digital technologies creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly.

Education Scotland has signed up to the 5Rights Coalition which champions young people’s digital rights and aims to develop a safe and empowering digital environment for them.

 

Other organisations which have signed up include Unicef, Sky and YoungScot.

 

Find more about the 5Rights framework.

External Sharing now available on Glow….

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS BLOG CAREFULLY , INCLUDING ALL THE LINKS.

PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR LINE MANAGER AND/OR SMT TEAM

Sharing files from Office 365 OneDrive

Microsoft O365 OneDrive allows you to share your content with Glow users and non-Glow users.

  • You can share files from your OneDrive with anyone you want
    There are risks and implications that you should consider before sharing
    There are a few ways to share and you should choose the method that suits your needs best and minimises your personal risk
    Why would I use it?
  • You can share files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs and images with non-Glow users.

Education options include:

Parental engagement – learners and teachers can share content created in the classroom with parents
Peer collaboration – learners and teachers can collaborate with learners and teachers worldwide
Public blogs – teachers can embed externally shared files such as Word documents and PDFs into public blogs so that parents, other teachers, and interested parties that don’t have Glow accounts can view them.
As with everything in Glow, content should be appropriate for Glow, if you are unsure then please check the Glow Community Rules which should be followed at all times.

How do I get started?

Sharing files
First, navigate to OneDrive from the O365 App Launcher:


O365 App Launcher with OneDrive Icon Highlighted

You will be taken to the OneDrive screen which presents you with an overview of your files. All files in OneDrive are only accessible to you by default – not even system admins can access without taking steps that are recorded in a security log. Each file will have “Only you” in the ‘Sharing’ column. The exception is the ‘Shared with Everyone’ folder which has special permissions set to allow any Glow O365 user to access. (see ‘Shared with Everyone’ further below)

To begin sharing, select the file you wish to share (in this case Banff.docx) and then click ‘Share’ at the top of the screen or select ‘Share’ from the ellipsis menu (…) as highlighted.

                                                     OneDrive Screen with ‘Share’ highlighted

The Sharing dialogue window opens:

Share – Dialogue with default selected

The default option is to generate a link that will allow any Glow user to edit your file. Links generated are long and complex making them very difficult to guess, so people will only be able to access your file if you give them the link or someone you give the link to passes it on. Generating the link by itself doesn’t change the visibility of your file for search or Delve but will allow anyone in Glow who has the link to view and edit your file. If you want to change these permissions, click on the drop down arrow at the right hand side. You will be presented with the Share options

Share options explained

The options above are listed from top to bottom in descending order of exposure with the default ticked. To help you understand the consequences of each and make the best choice for your needs, we will start with the most controlled, ‘Specific people’, and work our way up the list. ‘Allow editing’ can be selected or deselected for the option you choose.

You have the following share options:

1. Specific people

2. People in Glow

3. Shared with Everyone

4. Anyone

Please click HERE for details on share options

Letting other users know they have access

You have two key ways of letting someone know they have access:

Email – You could email it directly from this screen; or,
Link – copy the link to send in something like Yammer or place on a website like SharePoint or Blogs. Many services also support ’embedding’ Office content and where this is true, that site will typically recognise the URL supplied and create a rich preview of the content. However, experience will vary and you should refer to the guidance of the service in which you wish to embed.

Removing Sharing
You can review, change or revoke the sharing status of any file at any time using the ‘i’ icon from the top menu or using the ‘Details’ option from the ellipsis menu

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning through Technology Team

Removal of Glow Wikis in October

Digital Citizenship – Young peoples’ rights on Social Media

Teaching Digital Citizenship in your classroom and need help with Social Media information?

Please click on the link below to access some Free age appropriate lesson plans for use in the Classroom.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/digital-citizenship

Resources have also been uploaded into Aberdeenshire’s Digital Citizenship Glow Site.

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