Category: Primary School

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.

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Scottish schools to receive 20 micro:bits

Every primary and secondary school in Scotland will receive 20 V.2 micro:bits, in a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government. The roll out of these devices started in May 2022.  Alongside this there is free comprehensive teaching resources and professional learning for all educators.  Primary schools will be the first to receive the devices followed by secondary schools.

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, built-in microphone and speaker, and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

Professional Learning Offer

09 March 4-5pm Digital Schools Award & European SELFIE Award

Participants will learn how to use the European SELFIE self-evaluation tool and Digital Schools Awards to develop a clear digital strategy that increases best practice and provides a road map for school improvement. The workshop will bring in experiences, ideas and inspiration from schools in Scotland. The session will also introduce how the Digital Schools Awards can support schools to shape whole-school policies that build positive and sustainable approaches to digital wellbeing.

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14 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Jazzy Jumper Game (CONFIDENT CODERS)

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a jazzy jumper memory game!

This live Code Along is for confident coders P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project.  When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Code Along Team channel where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the code along your class will be guided through each of the steps to create a jazzy jumper memory game. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before this live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

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08 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Catch a Reindeer

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a game to catch a reindeer!

This live Code Along is for beginners P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project. When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Team where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the live lesson your class will be guided through each of the steps required to code a game to catch a reindeer. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before the live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

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Using QR codes and ‘Thinglink’ for homework and resources – Early Years

Williamsburgh Primary School Using QR codes and ‘ThingLink’ for homework and resources, to encourage children to lead their learning, develop digital literacy skills, and overcome written communication barriers Aileen Mackey Early Learning and Childcare Officer gw17mackeyaileen@glow.sch.uk  Twitter @mackey_aileen

 

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13wxuGHMd7e8vKcj7ytVJmJv82gEXiPewyt3FX2Uwj8U/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

08 September, 16:00 – 17:00 Apps for Good: Explore the process of creating apps

Learn how to explore the app development process, enabling your students (2nd level upwards) to go from idea to technical prototype, solving real world problems that they care about.

Apps for Good is a small independent charity giving young people the skills they need to thrive. For 10 years they’ve worked with teachers to unlock the potential of over 200,000 students around the UK and beyond. Their programmes support young people with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and empower them to be the purposeful innovators of the future. https://www.appsforgood.org/ 

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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

 

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.

Creation > Distribution>Grading>Feedback

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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27th May, 4pm Digital Schools Award – ELC & Primary

Join us to discover how the digital schools award framework can support your setting to lead digital learning, teaching and assessment. Hear from a DSAS validator and leaders from an ELC and Primary setting share how the framework helped transform and embed digital across the curriculum.

Digital Schools Awards is a national awards scheme to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in schools.

The Digital Schools Award Scotland is a 3-step programme to help schools assess progress and recognise excellence in the use of digital technology at nursery, primary, special education and secondary level while providing practical support and encouragement.

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

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