Category: Creativity

22 September 11:00 – 11:45, Live Code Along with micro:bit

Code Along with Micro:Bit during Scottish Learning Festival 22′ to create an emotion badge that expresses how you feel in sounds as well as pictures.

To celebrate the roll out of 39,000 micro:bits in primary and secondary schools across Scotland we are running this live code along during the Scottish Learning Festival.

You will learn how to use the new micro:bit’s built-in sounds as outputs to add personality and expression to your projects.

There is no need to have a micro:bit for every learner as you can use the micro:bit simulator on the makecode website. It is also preferable to have learners working in pairs or small groups.

This code along is for First to Third level learners and will take part within the Curriculum Live Team channel in Glow. The teacher/educator will have to log into Glow to display the Code Along to the class.

Book your place here

25 August 16:00, This is Micro:Bit – *New 3 part course for 2022*

This course is for primary & secondary educators and aims to support the roll out of 39,000 micro:bits across primary and secondary schools.

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 in this 3 part course.

25th August, 4 – 5pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

1st September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 2 – Discovering micro:bit Classroom

15th September, 4-5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum.

Book your place here

07 September 16:00, This is Primary Computing Science – *New* 4 part course

Education Scotland in partnership with BCS, will deliver this new 4 part course to develop the pedagogy of computing science in primary.

Workshop 1 – Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills and how to embed it across the curriculum.

Workshop 2 & 3-  Code along using Scratch. Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with these interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges.

Workshop 4- Pedagogy and Computing Science.  Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.

*Book your place here*

19 May 11 – 11:45 Code Along with micro:bit – Relaxation & Mindful Breathing

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.

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25 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 5: Big Data

25th May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 5 : Big Data

This session, jointly presented by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, aims to familiarise participants with Microsoft’s Explore the Big Data resources which can support support your developing skills in skills and knowledge required for careers in this growth industry. This five part professional learning series will take you through the complete Explore the Digital Future programme, providing practitioners with a clear understanding of the content and how it relates to research and our curriculum in Scotland.

Run jointly by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, this session will include:

Coverage of the Internet of Things resources as part of Microsoft’s Digital Futures programme. The webinar will take place in three sections which will;

    • explore resources,
    • provide a live demonstration of how the programme section can be used, and
    • demonstrate how the programme links to research with guest speakers from Microsoft and/or industry.

This webinar aims to:

  • develop educators confident use of Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme,
  • allow practitioners to explore resources which may support young people understand the difference between big data and traditional data, explore the ethical questions around collecting and processing big data, and
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences.

Participants are encouraged to attend a minimum of four of the five sessions in order to be issued with a certificate of completion.

Click here to book Digital Futures : Big Data (Session 5) via the Tablet Academy Scotland website.

18th May Digital Futures AI

18 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 4: Artificial Intelligence

18th May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 4 : AI

This session, jointly presented by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, aims to familiarise participants with Microsoft’s Explore the Artificial Intelligence resources which can support support your developing skills in skills and knowledge required for careers in this growth industry. This five part professional learning series will take you through the complete Explore the Digital Future programme, providing practitioners with a clear understanding of the content and how it relates to research and our curriculum in Scotland.

Run jointly by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, this session will include:

Coverage of the Internet of Things resources as part of Microsoft’s Digital Futures programme. The webinar will take place in three sections which will;

    • explore resources,
    • provide a live demonstration of how the programme section can be used, and
    • demonstrate how the programme links to research with guest speakers from Microsoft and/or industry.

This webinar aims to:

  • develop educators confident use of Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme,
  • allow practitioners to explore resources which may support young people in having a deeper understanding of what AI is and how it impacts our daily lives through ‘watch next’ suggestions on steaming services, automatic promoting apps/rewards based on spending habits, or setting heating trends in homes or buildings.
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences.

Participants are encouraged to attend a minimum of four of the five sessions in order to be issued with a certificate of completion.

Click here to book Digital Futures : Artificial Intelligence (Session 4) via the Tablet Academy Scotland website.

02 February 1600 – 1700, iDEA -Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is helping people of all ages develop digital and enterprise skills, discover new talents and gain digital confidence, for free.

There are over 80 bite-sized modules available to try on iDEA which have been created with industry experts and innovative employers. iDEA enables learners to showcase their skills as they earn digital badges, certificates and Awards which can be added to LinkedIn profiles, CVs and applications to help them stand out from the crowd.

This is your opportunity to find out more about how iDEA works straight from the iDEA team and Mr Pyott, Principal Teacher of Computing Science at Grove Academy, Dundee.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

14 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Jazzy Jumper Game (CONFIDENT CODERS)

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a jazzy jumper memory game!

This live Code Along is for confident coders P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project.  When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Code Along Team channel where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the code along your class will be guided through each of the steps to create a jazzy jumper memory game. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before this live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

Please sign up here

26 Jan 2022, 4-5pm This is Primary Computing Science – 3 part course

Education Scotland have partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to deliver this 3 part certified course to develop your knowledge of teaching computing science across the primary curriculum using Barefoot resources. This course is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing science and will help fill potential gaps in knowledge. This is a repeat of the course in term 1 and 2 which was sold out.

Book your place here!

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16/01/22 4pm Computational Thinking – Critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum

Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills as you give some of Barefoot’s “unplugged” activities a try – proving you don’t need expensive kit to teach computing. You’ll take away a range of lesson ideas you can try immediately with your learners.

16/02/22 4pm Code along with Scratch

Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with this interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges. This workshop will build on the previous session as we explore how computational thinking skills are applied when programming.

23/03/22 4pm Pedagogy and Computing Science

Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.

01 December, 16:00 – 17:00 This is Primary Computing Science – 3 part course

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Education Scotland have partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to deliver this 3 part certified course to develop your knowledge of teaching computing science across the primary curriculum using Barefoot resources. This course is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing science and will help fill potential gaps in knowledge. This course will be offered over term 2, 2021, and run again in term 3/4 2022.

Book your place here

15/09/21/ 4pm Computational Thinking – Critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum

Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills as you give some of Barefoot’s “unplugged” activities a try – proving you don’t need expensive kit to teach computing. You’ll take away a range of lesson ideas you can try immediately with your learners.

3/11/21 4pm Code along with Scratch

Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with this interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges. This workshop will build on the previous session as we explore how computational thinking skills are applied when programming.

1/12/21 4pm Pedagogy and Computing Science

Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.