Category: Computing Science

03 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Making home learning content accessible: focussing on Padlet/Thinglink/Sway

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion based meet up session, exploring and sharing how ELC practitioners are using digital technology to help make home learning content more accessible. The digital tools explored will be Padlet, Thinglink and Sway.

​There will be opportunity to collaborate interactively and anonymously via Mentimeter (audience uses their smartphones/other browser to connect to the presentation to answer questions and visualise their responses in real-time to create a fun and interactive experience).

You will also be able to use the chat option or turn on your microphone/camera to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This series of meet up sessions are designed around a flipped learning model. Prior to attending the meet up, you are invited to watch a video of the webinar recordings (Padlet, Thinglink or Sway or all three if you wish) This will. ensure you have more flexibility to become familiar with the meet up theme and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

The pre meet up session recordings can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

If you would like to raise any discussion points or put forward any questions prior to attending the session, you can do so anonymously via this Form.

More about the ELC practitioner meet up summer sessions:

Would you like to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in early level digital skills and digital literacy?If the answer is ‘yes’ then our summer term ELC practitioner digital meet ups can help you.

The Digital Skills Team at Education Scotland are offering weekly meet up session to discuss various digital topics within the context of ELC.

Each week, a video in relating to the weekly topic will be added to this page, so that you can familiarise yourself with the discussion topic content and information before attending the meet up session. The videos can also be accessed earlier, via the Eventbrite sign up form.

It is a good idea to watch prior the videos before joining the meet up to ensure you have had time to become familiar with the information and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

During the meet up, we will recap the key points from the video, have the opportunity to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss how learning can be taken forward in your own contexts.

The meet ups are for all practitioners working in the early learning and childcare sector in Scotland, based in an ELC setting, school, private/voluntary/independent settings and childminders.

The meet up sessions will be held in a Microsoft Teams meeting, via a join link that will be emailed to you once you have signed up through Eventbrite. You do not require a Glow log in to join.

Please click on the images below to access more information, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

27 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Enhancing early level literacy with digital technology

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion based meet up session, exploring and sharing how ELC practitioners are enhancing early level literacy with digital technology at early level. 

​There will be opportunity to collaborate interactively and anonymously via Mentimeter (audience uses their smartphones/other browser to connect to the presentation to answer questions. visualise their responses in real-time to create a fun and interactive experience).

You will also be able to use the chat option or turn on your microphone/camera to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This series of meet up sessions are designed around a flipped learning model. Prior to attending the meet up, you are invited to watch a video of a webinar recording (around 60 minutes in length). This will ensure you have more flexibility to become familiar with the meet up theme and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

The pre meet up session recording can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

If you would like to raise any discussion points or put forward any questions prior to attending the session, you can do so anonymously via this Form.

More about the ELC practitioner meet up summer sessions:

Would you like to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in early level digital skills and digital literacy? If the answer is ‘yes’ then our summer term ELC practitioner digital meet ups can help you.

The Digital Skills Team at Education Scotland are offering weekly meet up session to discuss various digital topics within the context of ELC.

Each week, a video in relating to the weekly topic will be added to this page, so that you can familiarise yourself with the discussion topic content and information before attending the meet up session. The videos can also be accessed earlier, via the Eventbrite sign up form.

It is a good idea to watch prior the videos before joining the meet up to ensure you have had time to become familiar with the information and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

During the meet up, we will recap the key points from the video, have the opportunity to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss how learning can be taken forward in your own contexts.

The meet ups are for all practitioners working in the early learning and childcare sector in Scotland, based in an ELC setting, school, private/voluntary/independent settings and childminders.

The meet up sessions will be held in a Microsoft Teams meeting, via a join link that will be emailed to you once you have signed up through Eventbrite. You do not require a Glow log in to join.

Please click on the images below to access more information, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

07 June, 16:00 – 17:00, Get into Code with iPad – Webinar Series

When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has all the resources to help you bring code into your classroom.

Get Into Code with iPad

Aim

  • To explore Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad to start teaching code in your classroom in a fun and accessible way. 

Audience 

  • All Primary sector educators who are curious about coding

Requirements 

  • An iPad with the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app and the Everyone Can Code Puzzles Teacher Guide installed is desirable, but not essential
Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Download Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Everyone Can Code
Everyone Can Code – Teacher Guide

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 1

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about things that use code 

• identify every day objects that use code

• try out coding with Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way 

Workshop 1
Book Workshop 1

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 2

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• build on their knowledge of code from workshop 1

• identify coding concepts through games

• continue to explore coding using Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way

Get into Code with iPad - Workshop 2
Book Workshop 2

Get into Code with iPad – App Design

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about solving a problem in their community and design an app

• explore ideas and get started guided by the design process

• collaboratively brainstorm, plan and prototype an app using Keynote

• create a presentation to pitch their ideas as part of a showcase 

• discover ways to incorporate the customisable resources into the classroom in a fun and accessible way using the Apple Everyone Can Code resources

Get into Code with iPad - App Design
Book Workshop 3

31 May, 16:00 – 17:00, Get into Code with iPad – Webinar Series

When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has all the resources to help you bring code into your classroom.

Get Into Code with iPad

Aim

  • To explore Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad to start teaching code in your classroom in a fun and accessible way. 

Audience 

  • All Primary sector educators who are curious about coding

Requirements 

  • An iPad with the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app and the Everyone Can Code Puzzles Teacher Guide installed is desirable, but not essential
Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Download Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Everyone Can Code
Everyone Can Code – Teacher Guide

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 1

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about things that use code 

• identify every day objects that use code

• try out coding with Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way 

Workshop 1
Book Workshop 1

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 2

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• build on their knowledge of code from workshop 1

• identify coding concepts through games

• continue to explore coding using Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way

Get into Code with iPad - Workshop 2
Book Workshop 2

Get into Code with iPad – App Design

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about solving a problem in their community and design an app

• explore ideas and get started guided by the design process

• collaboratively brainstorm, plan and prototype an app using Keynote

• create a presentation to pitch their ideas as part of a showcase 

• discover ways to incorporate the customisable resources into the classroom in a fun and accessible way using the Apple Everyone Can Code resources

Get into Code with iPad - App Design
Book Workshop 3

24 May, 16:00 – 17:00, Get into Code with iPad – Webinar Series

When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has all the resources to help you bring code into your classroom.

Get Into Code with iPad

Aim

  • To explore Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad to start teaching code in your classroom in a fun and accessible way. 

Audience 

  • All Primary sector educators who are curious about coding

Requirements 

  • An iPad with the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app and the Everyone Can Code Puzzles Teacher Guide installed is desirable, but not essential

Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Download Swift Playgrounds for iPad

 

Everyone Can Code
Everyone Can Code – Teacher Guide

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 1

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about things that use code 

• identify every day objects that use code

• try out coding with Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way 

Workshop 1
Tap to book your place

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 2

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• build on their knowledge of code from workshop 1

• identify coding concepts through games

• continue to explore coding using Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way

Get into Code with iPad - Workshop 2
Tap to book your place

 

Get into Code with iPad – App Design

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about solving a problem in their community and design an app

• explore ideas and get started guided by the design process

• collaboratively brainstorm, plan and prototype an app using Keynote

• create a presentation to pitch their ideas as part of a showcase 

• discover ways to incorporate the customisable resources into the classroom in a fun and accessible way using the Apple Everyone Can Code resources

Get into Code with iPad - App Design
Tap to book your place

20 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions. Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at early level.

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety.

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion based meet up session, exploring and sharing how ELC practitioners are introducing Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety at early level. This sessions aims is to support you and to equip with the knowledge and confidence to embed cyber resilience and internet safety at early level through a practical play-based approach. This session will clarify what the experience and outcome means in the context of play and everyday conversations and what this might look like in your own settings. ​

​There will be opportunity to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This series of meet up sessions are designed around a flipped learning model. Prior to attending the meet up, you are invited to watch a video of a webinar recording (around 60 minutes in length). This will ensure you have more flexibility to become familiar with the meet up theme and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

The pre meet up session recording can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

More about the ELC practitioner meet up summer sessions:

Would you like to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in early level digital skills and digital literacy?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then our summer term ELC practitioner digital meet ups can help you.

The Digital Skills Team at Education Scotland are offering weekly meet up session to discuss various digital topics within the context of ELC.

Each week, a video in relating to the weekly topic will be released, so that you can familiarise yourself with the discussion topic content and information before attending the meet up session. The videos can also be accessed earlier, via the Eventbrite sign up form.

It is a good idea to watch prior the videos before joining the meet up to ensure you have had time to become familiar with the information and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

During the meet up, we will recap the key points from the video, have the opportunity to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss how learning can be taken forward in your own contexts.

The meet ups are for all practitioners working in the early learning and childcare sector in Scotland, based in an ELC setting, school, private/voluntary/independent settings and childminders.

The meet up sessions will be held in a Microsoft Teams meeting, via a join link that will be emailed to you once you have signed up through Eventbrite. You do not require a Glow log in to join.

Please click on the images below to access more information about all the other sessions in this series, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

18 May 4pm – Micro:bit classroom: remote and in-class teaching – Delivered by the Micro:Bit Education Foundation

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place

Micro:bit Educational Foundation will help you discover the free micro:bit classroom tool – a user-friendly online lesson platform that enables coding lessons in person and remotely, with no registration or installation required. Set up lessons on MakeCode and Python in seconds, save student progress & save time.

https://classroom.microbit.org/

Sign up here

11 May, (Secondary) Get Started with Micro:Bit – Delivered by the Micro:Bit Education Foundation

Join the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to explore resources and tools to bring physical computing to the secondary curriculum.

About this Event

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Join Aimée & Giles from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to hear all about the resources and tools available to help you bring physical computing to the computing classroom with micro:bit, with links to CfE. Learn about the wealth of free materials and lessons available, plus online tools for coding in MakeCode and Python.

Free to join and no resources required – https://microbit.org/projects/

Sign up here

05 May, 16:00 – 17:00, (Primary) Get started with Micro:Bit – Delivered by the Micro:Bit Education Foundation

Join the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to explore resources and tools to bring physical computing to the primary curriculum.

About this Event

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Join Aimée & Giles from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to hear all about the resources and tools available to help you bring physical computing to the primary classroom with micro:bit. Learn about the wealth of free materials and projects available for teaching with Scratch and MakeCode including an amazing global competition based on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Free to join and no resources required – https://microbit.org/projects/

Sign up here

10 May, 16:00 – 17:00, Building confidence and creativity with computing science Early – 2nd Level

A Glow login is required to join this webinar.

It’s essential for young people to develop their computing knowledge and skills so that they can understand and participate in our increasingly digital world – being creators rather than solely consumers. This webinar will introduce you to why it’s important for your students to learn computing and how to plan for and teach computing science effectively. This webinar will focus on the experiences and outcomes for computational thinking, introducing attendees to engaging, accessible resources. A practitioner from the Scottish computing science leadership group will exemplify how they have embedded computational thinking across the primary curriculum.

Please sign up here.