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Welcome to the Education Scotland digital education support site. This site aims to provide support to educators to enhance their learning and teaching, their digital literacy skills and the use of digital across the curriculum.

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Latest news

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The presentation in this post was created and shared by Andy McLaughlin; a lecturer at the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. He… Read more

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Prodigy Learning, the licences for Microsoft learning resources (LearnKey) and the Microsoft Practice tests (GMetrix) have… Read more

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This guest blog post was provided by the Community Learning and Development team at Aberdeen City Council. Supporting Children in the Digital World is a… Read more

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Below is a playlist that shows the Curriculum Live Lessons, Professional Learning, and sharing practice sessions that were delivered as part of Scottish Digital Literacy… Read more

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Accompanying CLPL supporting the new Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC. Join us in a 30-minute information giving session, introducing the brand new Digital… Read more

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The support document aims to make clear the digital knowledge and skills that learners require to be digitally competent. Being digitally competent means being able… Read more

Computing Science

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Computing CPD Awards for teachers Inverness College UHI To find out more about these qualifications, contact Gordon Macpherson Gordon.MacPherson.ic@uhi.ac.uk   Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies CPD Award Visit: CPD Award Additional Teaching Qual in Computing Studies (uhi.ac.uk) This qualification enables qualified secondary teachers to add Computing Studies as… Read more

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DigiLearnScot have been delivering live lessons across the country to support the delivery and professional learning of digital skills and Computing Science.  These live lessons have been aimed at learners and teachers in the BGE. Since October 2022, we, along with partners such as Barefoot Computing, Microbit Educational Foundation, Tech… Read more

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We were delighted to be able to support and deliver a day long professional workshop with all staff of Kingswells Primary School.  We were asked to facilitate this activity after delivering an information session to colleagues at Aberdeen Digital Learning Live. This day long workshop guided all staff through practical,… Read more

Micro:bit

In May 2022, every school in Scotland received 20 V.2 micro:bits, thanks to a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government.  Additionally, primary schools received 20 additional micro:bits as part funding secured by Education Scotland and Scottish Government. Alongside this roll out, a programme of free… Read more

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Hardware Funding Update “Using the devices and accessories has allowed us to create more engaging microbit lessons and to expand teaching of computing constructs into makecode arcade. V2 microbits has also enabled us to link with areas such as well-being that we know from research engages learners better.” In February… Read more