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,

If you have any videos already prepared , then please  contact me at or 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.


Grove Academy – Ethical Hacking

Midlothian – Curriculum Planning

North Lanarkshire – I have the confidence to embrace digital technologies

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

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 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:

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”
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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.

New and improved Glow Connect launching Tuesday 12 December 2017

Glow Connect is the official website that provides a single point of reference for all individuals, teachers, learners, parents and carers with information, help and support about Glow and the services it has to offer.

Feedback from GLOW  stakeholders has indicated the current site needed to be updated and improved to provide a better user experience.

In consultation with users we have now updated the content, improved the navigation and provided access to Glow help and support in one place.

The site transition will start on Monday at 4pm and will be live to all users on Tuesday 12 December.

The Glow Connect homepage address will not change (, however any bookmarked pages from the old site will no longer work but will redirect to the new website homepage. You may want to highlight this to your Glow users to update their bookmarks.

Glow Blogs Feedback Required

Education Scotland are seeking feedback from all Glow users on what new functionality they would like to have added to Glow Blogs. A short survey has been created which I ask you to complete and share in order for us to collect as much feedback as possible.

The next release of Glow Blogs is scheduled for summer 2018. In order for all responses to be considered in time for the release, the deadline for survey responses is the 30th November. All responses received after this date will be collected for consideration for future releases of Glow Blogs.

The survey, and more information, is available here