The latest CIDREE Yearbook was published towards the end of last year. Titled Digital Literacy: Curriculum Development and Implementation in European Countries, we contributed the Scottish chapter on how digital literacy has been embraced by education practitioners and learners across Early Learning and Childcare, primary and secondary schools (ages 3-18). It details how adapting and diversifying modes of professional learning are critical in providing practitioners with relevant, motivating and skills-building opportunities to improve their own digital… Read more
Based in Scotland, Make It Happen is a charity with a clear focus, to inspire children and young people’s engagement with digital learning. One of the main ways they inspire learners is through their innovative and exciting app competition which is run for entire primary schools. They also run special online #Happathon events, create resources and can offer support to both pupils (Digital Leaders) and staff to equip them with knowledge and ideas about how to use specific resources. The session will give… Read more
We’re delighted to be hosting this webinar with the British Esports Association. Esports (or electronic sports) is a term used to describe competitive video gaming. With 81% of children playing video games online nowadays, games are arguably a larger part of their lives than ever before. The British Esports Association (BEA) is a not-for-profit national body established in 2016 to promote esports in the UK, increase its level of awareness, improve standards and inspire future… Read more
Tech She Can is delighted to share the brand new Tech We Can lesson, ‘Tech for the Planet’ which is out now! “Since the COP26 climate summit earlier this month, topics such as sustainable living and protecting the future of our planet have dominated the news agenda, as well as entering our everyday conversations, including those taking place in schools and among young people. Our latest free on-demand Tech We Can lesson, ‘Tech for the Planet’ aims to show… Read more
As educators it is our responsibility to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online. This four-part professional learning programme is designed to develop educators’ knowledge of cyber resilience and internet safety skills and knowledge required to support with learners live their best online lives. The course links in with other Education Scotland cyber resilience resources and training, such as the Teacher Toolkit, Digital Schools Award Scotland and Cyber Resilience… Read more
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.