Category: Learner

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.

Book your place here

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

Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second Level – North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinders

The North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinder Team have created these digital Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second level.

Book Creator was used to create the booklets as it allows children to access the books independently at home or in school. The booklets are a more sustainable method to accessing a range of Christmas activities across the curriculum and can help to reduce photocopying. The learners have enjoyed using this resource as it allows them to engage with different digital media. The booklets also provide the opportunity for the learner to consolidate their digital skills and use personalisation and choice when completing the activities.

09 November 1100 – 1200, Code-Along: Save the Oceans (confident coders)

Join DigiLearnScot & Code Club for this massive Scotland wide ‘Code-Along’ session.

Plastic pollution in the ocean is having a significant impact on the natural ocean habit. To support young learners to share the impact of plastic pollution, we will create a game to save the shark.

To join, learners will need a laptop/computer/tablet with access to Scratch online. The session will be based on the Save the Shark project and is suitable for P4 upwards. Join us for the live coding session on Tuesday 9th November, 11-11:45/12:00

Sign up here – Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil

04 November 1100 – 1200, Beginners Code-Along: Save the Bees and Butterflies

Join DigiLearnScot & Code Club for this massive Scotland wide ‘Code-Along’ session.

1/3 of the food people eat depends on pollinators such as bees and butterflies. To celebrate the impact they make on the environment and the world we live in, we will create our own landscape filled with pollinators. Not only will this help us think about their impact on our world but it is also very mindful to sit and watch them at work too.

To join, learners will need a laptop or computer with access to Scratch online. The session will be based on the Butterfly Garden project and is suitable for P4 upward. Join us for the live coding session, 4th November, 11 – 11:45/12:00. 

Sign up here – Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil

P6 Pupils at Noblehill Primary School are European Runners Up in the Microbit Do Your Bit Challenge

During Term 4 of last session, P6 pupils at Noblehill Primary School in Dumfries and Galloway took part in a Micro:Bit Global Challenge.  Their challenge was to design a ‘gadget’ which would support the work currently being undertaken  around the world to support climate change.  The pupils chose Verity, Lilly and Sophie’s design ‘Shell Cam’ as the winners and this was entered into a global competition.  Shell Cam was designed to be hidden somewhere on the beach and video all the different species that spent time there.  This information would then be sent back to scientists so they could track the movement and number of species. 

We have recently heard the amazing news that the design was chosen as runner up in Europe!!! 

3 learners holding microbits and design for do your bit project

The success has been posted on the Micro:Bit webpage along with the answers to a few questions that our amazing team had to give: 

How do you feel being runners-up in Europe?
– ‘Amazed, surprised, actually can’t believe it, it’s just WOW!’ 

Why did you choose to tackle the problem of animals becoming extinct?
– ‘A lot of animals are becoming extinct and food chains are being damaged so we wanted to think of a way to help.’ 

How long have you been using the micro:bit?
– ‘We have only used them 3 or 4 times but we loved them.’ 

 How has taking part in do your:bit inspired you?
– ‘We want to know more about what the Micro:Bits can do as well as help the environment.’ 

What will you create next?
– ‘Maybe a similar kind of thing but more for plants/ flowers, different types of nature.’ 

Well done team, Noblehill are very proud of you!
Lindsey Kirkwood, Principal Teacher, Noblehill Primary School

 

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

 

Using QR codes, videos and drone footage to enhance viewer engagement and experience of Nursery- P1 transition 2021, Aileen Mackey

At Williamsburgh Primary School we have used QR codes, videos and drone footage to enhance viewer engagement and experience of Nursery – P1 transition. By doing so we have  maintained our pedagogical approach, tailored our service delivery to the needs, interests and queries of children and families, encouraged children’s independence and digital literacy by accessing this information, and related theory from ‘Realising the Ambition: Being me’ (Education Scotland, 2020) to our practice. Examples of practice are featured within this post.

View the presentation 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