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Schools Challenge for International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June May 26, 2022

The Civil and Environmental Engineers at Abertay University are running a video competition for INWED22 (International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June). The challenge is open to students at Secondary Schools, Colleges, Universities and Graduates. The challenge is to create a 2 minute video which highlights: a female engineer; a structure designed by a female engineer; &/or showcases the impact of the inventor or her innovation or how it could shape future developments. The… Read more

25 May 4-5pm Digital Wellbeing Award for Scotland May 16, 2022

The Digital Wellbeing Award, aims to provide young people with the skills and confidence required to to navigate the digital world. Join the Digital Schools Award for Scotland team, a DSAS validator and a school to share their experiences of the framework and achieving the award. Digital wellbeing is the impact of using digital technology on children and young people’s social and emotional wellbeing. Sign up here Read more

19 May 11 – 11:45 Code Along with micro:bit – Relaxation & Mindful Breathing April 21, 2022

Join @DigiLearnScot and @CodingLorna from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for this mindful code-along session where learners will write code for a handheld device that will support relaxation and mindful breathing. Using micro:bits and Microsoft MakeCode, we will code something that can be taken outside on a sunny day to support a quiet and calming moment in the busy school day. Micro:bit not required as you can still take part using the MakeCode simulator. Book your… Read more

Scottish schools to receive 20 micro:bits April 21, 2022

Every primary and secondary school in Scotland will receive 20 V.2 micro:bits, in a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government. The roll out of these devices started in May 2022.  Alongside this there is free comprehensive teaching resources and professional learning for all educators.  Primary schools will be the first to receive the devices followed by secondary schools. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how… Read more

18th May, 4pm This is micro:bit Part 3 March 24, 2022

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world. The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button. Join The micro:bit Education Foundation for this 3 part course. 27th April 4… Read more

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This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme – May 22 March 7, 2022

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment. This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology. The four sessions are: 10/05/22 planning 17/05/22 teaching 31/05/22 learning 07/06/22 assessment and feedback COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED European framework for the digital competence of educators Technologies:… Read more

Scottish Government Have Released £1.3m Capital Spend for Computer Science Equipment in Scottish Schools February 14, 2022

The Education Secretary has announced up to £1.3m for Computing Science education in Scottish schools. Schools will be able to use this money, which will go directly to them, to buy physical computing resources to support engagement with Computing Science in the BGE stages. They are able to access £2000, with additional £500 available for resources that will be incorporated into transition events with associated primary schools or pupils with additional support needs.   She… Read more


In line with the Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland, DigiLearn team at Education Scotland aim to:

  • Develop the skills and confidence of educators in the appropriate and effective use of digital technology to support learning and teaching
  • Improve access to digital technology for all learners
  • Ensure that digital technology is a central consideration in all areas of curriculum and assessment delivery
  • Empower leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching


Computing Science

Have you visited our Computing Science site yet?

Computing is one of the most exciting subjects children and young people can learn about. Computers are all around us, embedded in the devices we use everyday, from kettles and toasters, to cars and buildings.

The DigiLearn team at Education Scotland aim to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to bring this exciting, engaging and meaningful subject to life in, and out, of classrooms across the country. We will develop capacity across education for teachers to develop and embed computing science across the curriculum, with the support of training, resources and tailored guidance/support.


Go to Computing Science site

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