Author: Dawn Jones

Using QR codes and ‘Thinglink’ for homework and resources – Early Years

Williamsburgh Primary School Using QR codes and ‘ThingLink’ for homework and resources, to encourage children to lead their learning, develop digital literacy skills, and overcome written communication barriers Aileen Mackey Early Learning and Childcare Officer gw17mackeyaileen@glow.sch.uk  Twitter @mackey_aileen

 

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13wxuGHMd7e8vKcj7ytVJmJv82gEXiPewyt3FX2Uwj8U/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Using QR codes creatively within Williamsburgh Primary School

The following link showcases how QR codes have been creatively used within our school in order to enhance children’s engagement in learning and play, improve digital literacy across the curriculum, overcome written communication and interpretation barriers, provide opportunities for vertical learning through interactive displays, and deliver a sustainable and efficient method for staff training, to enhance our service provision. Evaluation and feedback on the success of these strategies is also included within this blog post. 

Link to presentation – https://bit.ly/3l0oU3z

 

07 June 2021, 16:00-17:00, Glow Using Teams With Learners

Monday 7th June 4:00 – 5:00pm

Using Teams With Learners

About this event

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

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This session aims to familiarise participants with Teams in Glow, and how it can be used to help you create collaborate classrooms and connect with colleagues, stay organised and have conversations all in one place.

In Teams you have access to all your apps and documents and can easily respond to chat and conversations even on the go and keeps you in the loop. Organise interactive lessons with built in Class Notebook

We will cover:

  • Accessing & Joining a Team
  • Conversations/Announcements
  • Files (Class Materials)
  • Channels
  • Setting up and Managing Meetings (used for live lessons)
  • Assignments
  • Set up Class Notebook & Add Insights Tab

Note – This session may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to Glow, returning to teaching or newly qualified practitioners preparing for 2021/22.

Register here 

24 May 2021, 16:00-17:00, GLOW Microsoft O365 OneDrive – Promote Student Collaboration

Monday 24th May 4:00-5:00pm

GLOW Microsoft O365 OneDrive – Promote Student Collaboration

Have all your important files at your fingertips whenever you need them, you can view, access and find your files from anywhere and share, everything is backed up secured and protected. All files can be viewed from any device on your desktop, web and mobile app to be more flexible, collaborative and productive.

This 60-minute session aims to familiarise participants with Glow Launchpads and Office 365 OneDrive, its core features and how it can be used for professional collaboration, learning and teaching. 

We will cover: 

  •  Launchpads – accessing OneDrive
  • What OneDrive is – Your Personal Storage 
  •  Navigation Pane and Toolbar 
  •  Managing Files and Folders 
  •  Sharing Options 
  •  Create/Organise/Locate Files and Materials 
  •  Live Collaboration – Experience Multiuser on a Document 
  •  Immersive Reader, Dictate 

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft ‘Education Scotland Digital Team’ where the session will take place, please click on the link below to register.

Please sign up here 

Lenzie Meadow Primary School – HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Lisa Ann Tani

‘HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT

Have you ever created a digital resource and felt that it was somewhat uninspiring?

It is easily done. We have all experienced “death by PowerPoint”.

ThingLink is a fabulous (and free) platform created by a Microsoft Gold Partner team which can be used to create highly engaging virtual classrooms, tours and even escape rooms.

Let’s dive in.

Example of primary one homework focusing on rhyme:

Our school’s Senior Leadership Team comprising of Sheona Allen (HT), Lorraine Donnelly (DHT) and Elaine Gardiner (DHT) have been successfully using ThingLink to create weekly virtual assemblies:

One of the most engaging aspects of ThingLink is the ability to create escape rooms. I recently finished developing an escape room for our primary two pupils focusing on internet safety when playing online games. Try it out for yourself:

Get started with ThingLink using the links below:

Tutorial Microsoft Educator Community

Try out ThingLink

 
 
 
 

Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland

MIE Scotland Blog

Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland

Grow your professional learning network with a likeminded community who understands and supports you.

The community comprise of all sectors of education with Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) members, technical support specialists and Glow key contacts from local authorities around Scotland.

You can read the PDF embedded (best on desktop browsers) or download the PDF via the button.

Download the PDF here

OneDrive Familiarisation & Collaboration

In this recording about OneDrive the following items were covered

Timings

OneDrive Interface slides 00m:00s – 13m:50s

Screen Share/OneDrive, Collaboration & Accessibility Tools   13m:50s – 48m:10s

Educator Centre Slides  48m:10s – 55m:08s

  • What is OneDrive?
  • Navigation Pane and Toolbar
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Sharing Options
  • Live Collaboration:- OneDrive Interface, Immersive Reader & Dictate
  • Organise/Locate Files and Materials
  • Configure Time Zone & Language in Outlook
  • Microsoft Educator Centre

This is a live recordings and can incur anomalies with sound and video.

Slides from this presentation are available here