Category: Previous Webinars

Webinar catch up: Supporting early level learners to document their learning.

This confidence raising, demo session was offered based on practitioner evaluations and requests.
It provided a step by step, how-to guide of how to use the iPad apps covered in the previous webinar:

Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning.

 

Due to practitioner demand, this session looked specifically at the iPad apps covered in the webinar recording.

For future webinars, please explore the signup information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog.

All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available via this Sway

Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: unplugged and outdoors.

This webinar focussed on how we create experiences and spaces that allows computing science to be embedded at the early level through play and where we can access a wealth of free learning and teaching resources to embed unplugged computing science at the early level. It explored a range of unplugged activity ideas and the concepts, approaches and key vocabulary of computational thinking.

This session welcomed practitioners working with learners in ELC or Primary School AND all other practitioners who work with learners at any level, with an interest in creatively embedding computing science their learning environment.

There will be another follow-up session in January exploring programmable devices and online coding resources, followed by drop-in discussion sessions to ask questions and share practice.  Please look for the webinar sign up information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog. All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available here via this Sway

Creative Bravery with Daydream Believers

Today as we work though a global pandemic our call to be creatively brave has become even more important.

What does creative bravery mean and how can we support and develop these skills in our young people?

In this webinar Helena Good, Team Leader on the Daydream Believer Programme, shres her thoughts on creative bravery within education and how the Daydream Believers free online resources can support parents, teachers and lecturers in the new academic session.

10 Blended Numeracy & Maths Activities Using O365

This webinar recording is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to the Secondary Numeracy & Maths classroom. The aim of the session is to demonstrate ideas for delivering and assessing Numeracy & Maths in a blended approach using digital tools available in Microsoft O365 on Glow.  Delivered in partnership with the Education Scotland Maths officers,

Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary – Webinar

Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan, St Joseph’s Primary School, Aberdeen

We shared how Blended Learning has been used on return at the start of this new session 2020-2021 and its impact on the learners. After having returned in August form Lockdown, we felt it was important to utilise the digital skills the learners had gained as well as improving pupil engagement, motivation, and challenge by using a blended approach to learning in the classroom. By maintaining this blended approach, we have been able to provide a differentiated and more personalised approach to learning.

Although technology has played an important part in our classes it has been important to create a stimulating environment in the classroom where the displays demonstrate a range of curricular areas and are accessible and used to reinforce learning.

By using our variation of Blended learning, the pupils have been leading the learning. It was vital for us that learning was relevant and built on previous online learning. The approach has made sure that pupils are aware of learning expectations and know how to be successful in their learning, whether online or in class.

Learners are engaging in various types of learning experiences, online, in class and in groups. Learners are encouraged to develop high order thinking strategies in their classwork using the and online activities. Due to the use of online assessment tools the Learners are aware of feedback and can act rapidly on this. Digital technology is a feature of learning with both in class as well as at home. After the lockdown and the possibility that they had more “textbook type activities” it has been important to provide them with activities that they can relate their learning to real life contexts.

The Webinar will looked at the tools and pedagogy used in this first term (August – October), the digital tools used and their impact on their learners. 

Recorded Webinar – Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

 

      PowerPoint Presentation – Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

Staying Connected as an ELC Team: Microsoft & Google Collaboration Tools within the Glow Environment.

These introductory webinars focused on how ELC practitioners can make the best use of digital tools that are available to use via Glow to support communication and collaborative working. All other practitioners working with learners at any level were also welcomed to join these webinars and may find the content useful.

The first session focused on Microsoft Teams, Staff Notebook (OneNote) and Sway. Practitioners were guided through creating their own staff Team and shown how you can work in collaboration with colleagues in real-time, including setting up and joining video calls.  The session also covered creative ways to share important information such as newsletters and learning stories.

Focusing on G-Suite, the second webinar explored how ELC practitioners can communicate and collaborate with colleagues in real-time, on Google Docs, Jamboardand and through video calling within Google Meet. This session also explored creative ways to gather survey information for self-evaluation and how to share information such as newsletters and learning stories in Google slides. 

For future webinars, please explore the signup information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog. All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available via this Sway

03 November 2020 16:00 – 16:45, Experience running an online Code Club

This webinar will take place on Glow, Education Scotland Digital Teams channel. A Glow login is required.

Join Dr. Lorna Gibson, Programme Manager, Code Club, for an online session aimed at practitioners. Experience running an online club and try out the new health and wellbeing projects. This is a practical session followed by short Q&A

12 November 2020 16:00-17:00, Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

The Webinar will look at the tools and pedagogy used in this first term, the digital tools used and their impact on learners.

About this Event

Delivered by Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan from St Joseph’s RC School, Aberdeen.

Open to all practitioners, Glow Login Required

The Webinar will look at how Blended Learning has been used on return at the start of this new session 2020-2021 and its impact on the learners. After having returned in August form Lockdown, we felt it was important to utilise the digital skills the learners had gained as well as improving pupil engagement, motivation, and challenge by using a blended approach to learning in the classroom. By maintaining this blended approach, we have been able to provide a differentiated and more personalised approach to learning.

Although technology has played an important part in our classes it has been important to create a stimulating environment in the classroom where the displays demonstrate a range of curricular areas and are accessible and used to reinforce learning.

By using our variation of Blended learning, the pupils have been leading the learning. It was vital for us that learning was relevant and built on previous online learning. The approach has made sure that pupils are aware of learning expectations and know how to be successful in their learning, whether online or in class.

Learners are engaging in various types of learning experiences, online, in class and in groups. Learners are encouraged to develop high order thinking strategies in their classwork using the and online activities. Due to the use of online assessment tools the Learners are aware of feedback and can act rapidly on this. Digital technology is a feature of learning with both in class as well as at home. After the lockdown and the possibility that they had more “textbook type activities” it has been important to provide them with activities that they can relate their learning to real life contexts.

The Webinar will look at the tools and pedagogy used in this first term (August – October), the digital tools used and their impact on their learners. They will be examples of activities and pupil work as well as practical ideas and applications to take away from the session.

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Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning.

This introductory webinar was delivered to raise and support practitioner awareness of a range of digital tools that exist to support learners to document their learning, by allowing them to creatively capture their voice and interactions. The session was brought to life by real examples of rich media footage captured by whiteboard recording, green screen, interactive digital books, lip-syncing and storytelling apps. The webinar also focused on how the rich media can be collated collaboratively by practitioners and then shared with parents and carers via Glow. All other practitioners working with learners at any level were also welcomed to join this webinar.

 Please look for the webinar sign up information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog. All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available here via this Sway

11 November 2020 1530 – 1630, Your Blended Classroom – Making Your Virtual Class More Real

Where do your learners get their maths learning from? Where do they hand in their literacy jotter? How do they do social subjects if they can’t share resources?

This session is designed to help you reimagine your online classroom with ideas and resources to develop your learning activities across the curriculum but also to maintain those high standards and organisation from your physical classroom.

A Glow login is required to join this webinar in Teams.

It is aimed at primary practitioners but some early years and secondary practitioners may find it useful.

Upon booking your ticket a link will be issued to you to join the ‘Education Scotland Digital Team’ Microsoft Team Site, within Glow; where the training will take place. This can take twenty four hours to process.

 

SIGN UP HERE