Category: Previous Webinars

Using the National eLearning Offer to Support Learning Webinar 2 – Watch Again

This webinar explored how the National e-Learning Offer can be used to support learning, both remotely and during recovery in school.

The National e-Learning Offer (NeLO) brings together the live learning option from e-Sgoil, recorded content led by West Partnership (West OS) and supported materials identified by teacher networks and organised by Education Scotland. The webinar will inform and update participants on what is available through NeLO.

The main focus of this second webinar is to explore the senior phase Study Support programme that has been running through e-Sgoil as part of NeLO since September 2020. The webinar draws out the key features and experiences of successful live remote teaching and learning for sharing and discussion.

A link to e-Sgoil Study Support page on the website can be found here:

Watch Again

Joan MacKay, Education Scotland provides an introduction and update to the National eLearning Offer

Paul Downie provides an update to the recoded element, West OS


Donald MacLeod, Principal Teacher (e-Sgoil) provides an update and overview of the live offer.


How practitioner Ian Stewart makes use of the wider NeLO resources when delivering live with eSgoil.

How practitioners Andy Brown and Andy Thomson deliver live lessons with eSgoil

Online Classrooms

Here is a reminder of our Making Your Virtual Classroom More Real webinar from November this year – covering all things from setting assignments, online content and assessment of digital learning.

This is backed up by research, which Edutopia recently published as ‘the Secret to High-performing Virtual Classroom’ here (#8):

  • “make it easy for pupils to access materials”
  • “organize virtual classrooms even more intentionally than physical ones”
  • “teachers should use a single, dedicated hub for important documents like assignments”
  • “simplify communications and reminders by using one channel like email or text”
  • “reduce visual clutter like hard-to-read fonts and unnecessary decorations throughout their virtual spaces”

(Edutopia, 2020)


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

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02 December 2020 1630-1730, Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Secondary Schools

This webinar is an opportunity to discuss emerging practice in the area of literacy/English and digital learning and teaching.


About this Event

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

It is for teachers and librarians working in SECONDARY school contexts.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at 4.30pm

Follow this link to Eventbrite to book your place

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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

8th December 2020, 16:00 – 17:15 QUANTifying Design with V&A Dundee


This session will introduce attendees to the Mary Quant Exhibition at V&A Dundee and will highlight resources available for educators to support creative problem solving and design skills.

The webinar will also cover some Microsoft and Apple apps which can be used within your classroom to support learning across the art and design and technologies.

This is a joint session between V&A Dundee and hosted by Education Scotland’s Digital Skills Team.

A Glow account is required to attend.

Register here


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