Category: Independent Learners

07 September 16:00 – 17:00, Explore the Digital Futures Skills Programme in Scotland- Microsoft

Microsoft’s Explore the digital future programme aims to prepare young people with digital skills for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, demonstrate how diversity helps build better technology, and how it can be used as a force for positive change.

Explore the digital future provides a creative approach to digital skills education, helping educators address the skills gap. It  features easy to deliver classroom activities, as well as Microsoft facilitated content and experiences.

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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.

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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.

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Webinar catch up: Technology Tools for Complex Needs with CALL Scotland.

This webinar was delivered by Claire Harrison from CALL Scotland, for education staff who are supporting learners with Complex Needs within an early years/primary context, on 20th April 2021.

This session demonstrated how simple to use, free digital tools can be used to create activities for learning and communication. We explored how these tools can be used to create learning experiences which support the development of Anticipation, Early Communication, Cause & Effect and Emergent Literacy & Numeracy. All of the digital tools covered are free to use and easy to share with families.

The technology tools covered in this session included TarHeel Gameplay, Google Slides/PowerPoint, Google Forms/Microsoft Forms, Google Jamboard and Thinglink.

You can access a PDF version of the slides here:

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