Category: Primary School

20th April 2021 Technology Tools for Complex Needs with CALL Scotland.

This session is for education staff who are supporting learners with Complex Needs within an early years/primary context.

20th April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

This session will demonstrate how simple to use, free digital tools can be used to create activities for learning and communication. We will explore 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 are free to use and easy to share with families.

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

The session will take place in a Microsoft Team meeting. A staff Glow account will NOT be required.

Please sign up here

17th May 2021 Creating Google Sites To Share Learning Beyond the Classroom

Creating Google Sites To Share Learning Beyond the Classroom

17th May 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

This session will introduce participants to Google Sites within Glow, demonstrate how to create a site and share it within or out with Glow.

This session will demonstrate how to create, customise and manage a Google Site. We will also highlight how your Google site can be used to showcase and share learning experiences beyond the classroom or school environment.

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. Some products may not be available in your Local Authority, please check in advance. . A Glow ​account is required to attend.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Please sign up here

10th May 2021 Now Accepting Contactless​, Design in a Global Pandemic with V&A Dundee

Now Accepting Contactless​, Design in a Global Pandemic with V&A Dundee

10th May 2021, 4:00 – 5.15pm 

Framed by a global pandemic, this interactive webinar focuses on how design can influence how we participate in society.

“Design can help us imagine a different world after the pandemic. A world that is more connected, sustainable, and equitable than before.” V&A Dundee​

This interactive session will highlight the resources which have been produced as part of the recent ‘Now Accepting Contactless’ exhibition shown at V & A Dundee. The presenters and curators will take you on a tour of artefacts and resources which have being produced by a wide range of people with and without design experience to showcase how we can create, often digital, solutions. All materials showcased will be available beyond the session to support classroom use and inspire those engaging with the concepts shared.​

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

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Please sign up here

29th April 2021 Design for All, Creative Classroom Edition with V&A Dundee

Design for All, Creative Classroom Edition with V&A Dundee

29th April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

Introducing design thinking, discussing what it means to be creative & how to apply design to your classroom regardless of stage or subject.

What does design mean to you? ​

This session will introduce attendees to what it means to be creative and how design can be explored within your learning environment. This session will highlight how developing design skills can support the development of critical thinking skills and creative problem solving. ​

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

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Please sign up here

22nd April 2021 Design Thinking with Tinkercad

Design Thinking with Tinkercad 

22nd April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

Demonstrating how Tinkercad can be used with learners to introduce the use of Computer Aided Design.

Demonstrating how Tinkercad can be used with learners to develop creativity and to introduce the use of Computer Aided Design within the Technologies Curriculum.

This session will take you on a tour of how to use the free CAD software, Tinkercad. We will also look at how digital design can support learners and how these tools can support creativity and learning across the curriculum.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

Please sign up here

National eLearning Offer Webinar available to watch online

Webinar Overview

The webinar giving an overview of the National e-Learning Offer is now available to watch again.  This webinar provides

  • an overview of the live, recorded and supported elements of National eLearning Offer by Joan MacKay from Education Scotland
  • an overview of the live element by Jacqui Yule from e-Sgoil
  • an introduction to to the recorded element by Paul Downie from WestOS
  • inputs from three teachers sharing how they are making use of the recorded content available to support learning and teaching

Recordings

Introduction: Joan Mackay, Education Scotland

Live Element: Jacqui Yule, e-Sgoil

Recorded Element: Paul Downie, WestOS

Practitioner Input: Tina Visovan, Biology

Practitioner Input: Julie O’Sullivan, Biology

Practitioner Input: Claire Cassidy, Modern Studies

Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland

MIE Scotland Blog

Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland

Grow your professional learning network with a likeminded community who understands and supports you.

The community comprise of all sectors of education with Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) members, technical support specialists and Glow key contacts from local authorities around Scotland.

You can read the PDF embedded (best on desktop browsers) or download the PDF via the button.

Download the PDF here

OneDrive Familiarisation & Collaboration

In this recording about OneDrive the following items were covered

Timings

OneDrive Interface slides 00m:00s – 13m:50s

Screen Share/OneDrive, Collaboration & Accessibility Tools   13m:50s – 48m:10s

Educator Centre Slides  48m:10s – 55m:08s

  • What is OneDrive?
  • Navigation Pane and Toolbar
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Sharing Options
  • Live Collaboration:- OneDrive Interface, Immersive Reader & Dictate
  • Organise/Locate Files and Materials
  • Configure Time Zone & Language in Outlook
  • Microsoft Educator Centre

This is a live recordings and can incur anomalies with sound and video.

Slides from this presentation are available here

 

04 March 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Create, Design, Build and Test with Barefoot – Programming Workshop

A glow login is required for this webinar Book Here  

Before you attend the Programming workshop, you will need to make sure you have registered for a Barefoot and a Scratch account, this will be needed as part of the training.

Take your knowledge to the next level with this interactive professional learning workshop led by an experienced primary teacher. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch activities, this workshop is best placed for beginner to intermediate Scratch users. In keeping with the rest of what Barefoot offers, it’s fun, interactive and free! There are limited spaces available, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

25 January 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Create, Design Build and Test with Barefoot- Programming Workshop

A glow login is required for this webinar Book Here  

Before you attend the Programming workshop, you will need to make sure you have registered for a Barefoot and a Scratch account, this will be needed as part of the training.

Take your knowledge to the next level with this interactive professional learning workshop led by an experienced primary teacher. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch activities, this workshop is best placed for beginner to intermediate Scratch users. In keeping with the rest of what Barefoot offers, it’s fun, interactive and free! There are limited spaces available, so be quick to avoid disappointment.