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Unplugged Computing Science Live Lesson with Barefoot

EARLY AND FIRST LEVEL LEARNERS LIVE LESSON.

Join Isabella Lieghio (Barefoot Volunteer and Education Consultant at www.iconlearning.co.uk) in this interactive live lesson for early and first level learners, to explore one of the newest Barefoot Computing resources that has been specially created for younger to help develop their computational thinking skills, set around the context of ‘People Who Help Us’. 

The activities are all based around our real-life superheroes, the people who help us every day. In this session children will guide a delivery person with their package to the correct destination while exploring computational thinking concepts and approaches.

Everything you need is provided via the Barefoot Computing website, including activity plans with ideas for developing computational thinking in the early years, curriculum links, all printable resources and links to extend learning. 

Please visit Barefoot Computing Early Years and create a free account to access all resources and check out the introduction video, to learn more about developing computational thinking approaches in play and learning such as tinkering, creating and debugging. 

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/earlyyears 

 

This session is for all practitioners, including childminders working with early and first level learners. 

Practitioners are also welcome to join the live lesson without children to observe how the resources can be delivered. 

This session will be recorded. 

 

More details, resources links and sign up here.

Introducing The Digital ELC Award Scotland – CLPL Sessions

Accompanying CLPL supporting the new Digital ELC Award for Scotland

Join us in a 30-minute information giving session, introducing the brand new The New Digital ELC Award for Scotland and to find out about the new accompanying CLPL programme. 

This session will be repeated 3 times in May;

  • Monday 13th May 4-4.30pm
  • Thursday 16th May 10-10am
  • Friday 17th May 12.30-1pm

Find out more and sign up here.

Boy girl digital skills

Learner Digital Skills Toolkit: where to start when planning digital literacy in Curriculum for Excellence

The support document aims to make clear the digital knowledge and skills that learners require to be digitally competent. Being digitally competent means being able to use the most common devices and apps. It is an essential step to becoming digitally literate.

Being digitally literate means being able to independently use and critically engage with digital technology and society, such as data literacy and information literacy. We are developing guidance to support educators deliver this.

Ideas and resources for teaching digital literacy can also be found here: Digital Literacy for Learners.

This document is part of a series, view the other documents here: Digital Literacy Series

Please use this form to provide feedback on the document with this link:

Learner Digital Skills Toolkit feedback form (MS Forms)

 

  back to Learner Digital Literacy

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cyber week 26th february, ai week 25th march, digital literacy week 13th may

Digital Weeks 2023/24

We’ve got some exciting dates for your calendar this school session. 

Join us for:

Each week will have teacher training and professional learning opportunities and live lessons for teachers and learners to join in with.

Keep an eye on this page and our comms for more info and updates closer to the dates.

Digital Literacy Series 2024

Digital Literacy Series

DigiLearnScot home

This section contains a series of three documents designed to support educators in delivering the Scottish Government Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016). The three documents detail:

  • the digital skills and knowledge that teachers require for their workplace
  • the skills and knowledge that learners require, with contexts and examples for teaching them
  • guidance on how teachers might apply their digital skills to enhance aspects of learning and teaching, such as delivery and assessment

digital learning teaching strategy Scottish Government

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Boy girl digital skills - The support document aims to make clear the digital knowledge and skills that learners require to be digitally competent. Being digitally competent means being able to use the most common devices and apps. It is…
Man holding iPad as a digital pencil case - The toolkit document outlines the skills and knowledge that comprise digital literacy in the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS)'s standards. The skills are organised into three levels: Essential skills that are required by every teacher…
Man woman holding tech - This document aims to support educators in evaluating their use of digital to enhance learning and teaching. It takes features of How Good is Our School and exemplifies how digital can be used to enhance…

 

 

 

#CSScotland23 ReLoaded! Explore the Resources

Computing Science Scotland 2023

Many thanks to the learners, educators and presenters that made #CSScotland23 a success! Between 6th-10th November 2023, 9658 learners from 384 schools from 29 local authorities took part in our live create-along lessons, exploring different aspects of Computing Science.  This page will host the resources and materials used in the lessons for  you to explore and use with your learners.  Most activities have follow up suggestions and video.  

Some activities are yet to be uploaded, but will be asap.

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30 Aug, 6 Sept, 13 Sept, 4 – 5. This is BBC Micro:Bit 3 part course

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.

Wednesday 30th August, 4 – 5pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

Wednesday 6th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 2 – Discovering micro:bit Classroom

Wednesday 13th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum.

Sign up here

make it happen

Make It Happen – summer activities for learners

Make It Happen are running free digital literacy and computing science activities over the summer in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire. See the dates below or check their twitter for latest updates: Make It Happen Club on Twitter

4th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2)

10:30am – 11:30am

1pm – 2pm

6th July Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am

1 – 2pm

7th July Neilston Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2)

(P4-S2) 

10:30 – 11:30am

12 – 1pm 

10th July Chapelhall Library  Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
10th July Moodiesburn Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
11th July Busby Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2) 

(P4-S2) 

11am – 12 

12 – 1pm 

12th July  Gorbals Library Digital Creator Workshop (Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  10:30am – 11:30am 
12th July The Bridge Library Digital Creator Workshop (Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  1 – 2pm 
13th July  Giffnock Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2) 

(P4-S2) 

11:30am – 12:30pm 

1pm – 2pm 

14th July Thornliebank Library Stop Motion (P1-S2)  11:30am – 12:30pm 
17th July Knightswood Library Digital Creator Workshop(Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  10:30am – 11:30am 
17th July  Mitchell Library Thunkable – Design your own Information app  (P5-S4)  1pm – 3pm 
18th July  Mearns Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2) 

(P4-S2) 

10:30 – 11:30am 

12 – 1pm 

19th July  Eaglesham Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2) 

(P4-S2) 

11am – 12 

12 – 1pm 

20th July Clarkston Library Stop Motion (P1-S2)  11am – 12
20th July  Barrhead Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding

(P1-S2) 

(P4-S2) 

1pm – 2pm 

3pm – 4pm

24th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am 

1 – 2pm

25th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am 

1 – 2pm 

26th July  Airdrie Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
26th July New Stevenston Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2) 2pm – 3pm 
1st Aug Shotts Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12pm 
1st Aug Kilsyth Library Introduction to Coding  (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
2nd Aug Viewpark Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
2nd Aug  Cumbernauld Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
4th Aug  GOMA Library Coding – Scratch: Creating a game (P4-S2)  12 – 1pm 

Computing Science Scotland 2023: Review and Resources

If you missed Computing Science Scotland Week, we have (most!) sessions available for you to view again!  (Unfortunately the tech gremlins appeared in a few recordings!)

These videos, and many others are available to watch on our youtube channel playlist

All links and descriptions of our recorded sessions are below, but first we’d like to say thank you to all of you that participated in #CSscot23 and made it the success it was!

For You and Your Learners

Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour with micro:bit #CSscot23

Making a difference in the world around us can seem a little daunting but there are lots of easy, individual and local things we can do to help. Using the accelerometer on the BBC micro:bit, we will code a random sustainability activity picker to inspire us all to make a difference and to have fun doing it.

This session is suitable for learners first – 4th level.

This session is based on the activity picker project – https://microbit.org/projects/make-it-code-it/activity-picker/

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Monitor and Encourage Sustainable Behaviour, micro:bit #CSscot23

This session for you to watch with your class at your own leisure. The video will be made available from 17th May at 11am within the Curriculum Live Channel.

Encouraging those around you to make better choices in their sustainable behaviour is hard. One important thing to encourage change is to convince them with data. Using the data logging feature on the BBC micro:bit, we will build a manual data logger to allow you to gather data for your local area. You could look at transport on the way to school or the types of litter in your local environment. The choice is yours but remember collecting the data is only the first step. Then you need to think about how you will present and share that data in order to make a difference.

This session is suitable for 2nd – 4th Level learners.

This session is based on the traffic survey project – https://microbit.org/projects/make-it-code-it/traffic-survey-data-logger/

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Watch with your learners

MITCH RESNICK creator of Scratch, Live Assembly & Sustainability Challenge #CSscot23

Join Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, as he explores and shares how he develops new technologies to engage educators and learners in creative experiences.

His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed the Scratch programming software and online community , used by millions of young people around the world. The group has also collaborated with the LEGO Company on the development of new educational ideas and products, including the LEGO robotics kits.

There will be an opportunity to ask Mitch questions at the end of his talk and learners across Scotland will be invited to take part in a national Scratch sustainability challenge. Projects developed will be showcased globally on the Scratch website!

This live assembly will be relevant for learners in the upper first level – senior phase.

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Here is the sustainability challenge!

 

 

Technology to Protect our Planet – Live Assembly, Tech She Can #CSscot23

Are your students interested in technology and how it can help us protect our planet? Could they see themselves working in a green career in the future? Join us on Tuesday 16th March at 2pm, when Tech She Can Learning Design and Development Officer (and experienced primary school teacher), Poppy Patel, will deliver a live virtual 30-minute Tech We Can assembly for children aged 8 – 11. Poppy will highlight the role technology plays in helping us to protect our planet and fight climate change – and also show some of the green careers within tech that students could pursue in the future.

 

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CLPL Sessions for Educators

ELC Practitioner Code Along, with Scratch Jnr #CSscot23

Celebrate #CSscot23 with the Education Scotland Digital Team, by joining a short 30 minute evening ‘Code Along’ session to explore the free online block-based coding app Scratch Jnr.

Scratch Jnr provides an introduction for early level learners to experiment with programming their own interactive stories and games through block-based coding, with endless opportunity to problem solve and express themselves creatively.

This session is suitable for all practitioners working with early level learners across a variety of settings.

Please download the app prior to the session and ‘Code Along’ with us.

The app be downloaded here. For more information about Scratch Jnr, please click here.

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ELC Practitioner Play Along, with Barefoot Computing #CSscot23

Celebrate #CSscot23 with the Education Scotland Digital Team, by joining a short 30 minute evening ‘Play Along’ session to explore the free resources from Barefoot Computing

Barefoot Computing allows you and your learners to explore computational thinking using simple practical activities.

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Esports Scotland: The Journey into Education

Join Esports Scotland to hear about their journey into education and their future plans.

Over the past 18 months Esports Scotland have been working within education in Scotland. Today’s session will talk about our journey into education and our future plans. -Overview of partnership and Esports projects

-Project wins and hurdles partnerships helped overcome

-Esports Scotland and education

-D&A college and Esports progression

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Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Opportunities for Scottish Educators #CSscot23

  • What is artificial intelligence
  • What is generative AI and some examples
  • Prompt-craft
  • How might you use generative AI tools to support your work
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