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Introducing The Bongles and the Crafty Crows – Exploring early level Cyber!

The Digital Team and the Bongles have joined forces in partnership with Cyber Scotland, Cyber Aware and the Scottish Book Trust to introduce younger learners to develop understanding of cyber awareness at early level, through the publication of the new Bongles book ‘The Bongles and the Crafty Crows‘.

Who are the Bongles?

The Bongles are a group of monster friends who live on a paradise-like planet.

They reuse and repurpose items that wash up onto their planet’s pristine shore and turn trash into treasure.

The rhyming stories are full of slapstick and silly humour, which both children and adults alike will find funny. The quirky and whimsical watercolour illustrations are sure to capture the attention of young readers.

The Bongles and The Crafty Crows – The newest book in the series helps children to learn about cyber resilience in a fun-filled way.

Story Summary

Three wooden crates wash up onto the shores of Bongle Island.

The Bongles really want to keep this new found treasure safe from the crafty crows.

Will the crows outsmart the Bongles’ padlocks and passcodes?

Will the crows take the crates full of treasure and keep it all for themselves?

The Bongles and the Crafty Crows‘ story book will be part of the P1 Bookbug bags for every primary one.

There is also a variety of practitioner-created learning and teaching resources to accompany the story, a downloadable PDF of the book and an animation on the Bongles website.

You will also engage with this story in the new 3-part series of early level Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety webinars, This is early level Digital – CRIS and through various cyber events throughout the year, which will be advertised here, on the blog.

Join us in the upcoming introduction webinar and read along to find out more!

Upcoming Events


Learner Read Along. Tuesday 14th November 11-11.30am. ‘The Bongles and The Crafty Crows’ 

FMG Àm stòiridh còmhla ri Linda NicLeòid agus Na Bongles! Diardaoin 16mh Samhain 2023, 11:00-11:30m​ ​

Learner Read Along. Thursday 16th November 2-2.30pm. ‘The Bongles and The Crafty Crows’

30 Aug, 6 Sept, 13 Sept, 4 – 5. This is BBC Micro:Bit 3 part course

The 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 and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button.

Wednesday 30th August, 4 – 5pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

Wednesday 6th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 2 – Discovering micro:bit Classroom

Wednesday 13th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum.

Sign up here

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Make It Happen – summer activities for learners

Make It Happen are running free digital literacy and computing science activities over the summer in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire. See the dates below or check their twitter for latest updates: Make It Happen Club on Twitter

4th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2)

10:30am – 11:30am

1pm – 2pm

6th July Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am

1 – 2pm

7th July Neilston Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



10:30 – 11:30am

12 – 1pm 

10th July Chapelhall Library  Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
10th July Moodiesburn Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
11th July Busby Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



11am – 12 

12 – 1pm 

12th July  Gorbals Library Digital Creator Workshop (Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  10:30am – 11:30am 
12th July The Bridge Library Digital Creator Workshop (Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  1 – 2pm 
13th July  Giffnock Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



11:30am – 12:30pm 

1pm – 2pm 

14th July Thornliebank Library Stop Motion (P1-S2)  11:30am – 12:30pm 
17th July Knightswood Library Digital Creator Workshop(Stop Motion, Hour of Code,Spheros, Coding) (P4-S2)  10:30am – 11:30am 
17th July  Mitchell Library Thunkable – Design your own Information app  (P5-S4)  1pm – 3pm 
18th July  Mearns Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



10:30 – 11:30am 

12 – 1pm 

19th July  Eaglesham Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



11am – 12 

12 – 1pm 

20th July Clarkston Library Stop Motion (P1-S2)  11am – 12
20th July  Barrhead Library

Stop Motion

Introduction to Coding



1pm – 2pm 

3pm – 4pm

24th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am 

1 – 2pm

25th July  Riverside Museum Stop Motion (P1-S2) 

10:30am – 11:30am 

1 – 2pm 

26th July  Airdrie Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
26th July New Stevenston Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2) 2pm – 3pm 
1st Aug Shotts Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12pm 
1st Aug Kilsyth Library Introduction to Coding  (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
2nd Aug Viewpark Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  11am – 12 
2nd Aug  Cumbernauld Library Introduction to Coding (P4-S2)  2pm – 3pm 
4th Aug  GOMA Library Coding – Scratch: Creating a game (P4-S2)  12 – 1pm 

24 April 16:00, Level up teaching & learning w/iPad

Level up your teaching & learning with out of the box iPad features

In this session we will look at ways in which we can use hilt in features of iPad and iPadOS to have an impact on teaching & learning practice.

Find more information about Apple Regional Training Centres here:

Join the session using this link

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This is early level Digital – CRIS

(Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety).

When we use the internet we either consume, create or communicate. Each of these behaviours has different levels and types of risk. Join us in this series of three webinars to explore how we can support early level learners to gain knowledge and confidence in Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety. This webinar series is for all ELC practitioners working with early level learners across a variety of settings in Scotland.

The sessions will include examples from practice, centered around the Curriculum for Excellence early level Digital Literacy CRIS Experiences and Outcome,

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illustrating what invitations to explore, play and communicate safely and securely may look like across a variety of ELC settings. 

We will also refer to National self-evaluation framework for ELC, How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare Quality Indictor 2.1 Safeguarding and Child Protection.

We welcome you to familiarise yourself with Curriculum for Excellence early level Digital Literacy Experiences and Outcomes prior to joining us. 

Each session is accompanied by optional follow up reading/professional development centred on the Cyber Toolkit, coordinating with each session.

Attendees will be invited to submit a short blog post illustrating how the programme has impacted practice,

The examples of practice included in the session content will be ELC focused, however this session is for all practitioners working at early level across a variety of settings. 

Glow login NOT required. 

Each session will be repeated three times throughout the year 23/24 with morning and twilight options.

To get the most from this course, it is advised that you join the sessions in numerical order.

Session 1 (60 minutes) This is early level Digital, CRIS – Consume 7.9.23 & 9.1.24 & 16.4.24

Session 2 (30 minutes) This is early level Digital, CRIS – Create 3.10.23 & 20.2.24 & 30.4.24

Session 3 (30 minutes) This is early level Digital, CRIS – Communicate 7.11.23 & 12.3.24 & 14.5.23

27 March 16:00 – 15:00, This Is Data Session 3

This Is Data

You may have seen spreadsheet dashboards that react to use interactions, automatically filtering and updating charts and tables. Ever wondered how to do it? This short course will support you to develop you skills to store and process data using tools you already use.

These sessions will show you how to use tables, slicers, pivot tables and charts to bring your data to life. You will be able to use these skills to look at your own data and / or share these skills with pupils as part of their learning.

  • Sample data files will be provided.
  • Basic knowledge of excel will be useful.
  • This set of sessions will make use of Microsoft Excel.

Sign up here for some or all of the sessions below

Session 1 – Monday 13th March 4pm

Preparing data for analysis  – the importance of structuring data in tables, using slicers to filter data, conditional formatting, data validation, custom views and useful formulae

Session 2 – Monday 20th March 4pm

Creating Visual Interactive Dashboards – using your data to create pivot tables and visualisations then bring them together into a single user dashboard

Session 3 – Monday 27th March 4pm

Linking Data – how to link tables and visualise results that draw from more than one data source.

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Google Teacher Toolkit – introduction to Google Drive and Classroom in Glow

Learn the essential skills and knowledge to use Google Drive and Classroom in Glow. These step-by-step training courses are aimed at teachers who are new or lack confidence in using Google Workspace in Glow.

The skills and knowledge are based on the Essential Teacher Digital Skills.

Sign up using the events links below:


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Attendees are REQUIRED to be able to join in with the tutorial activities using their Glow account.

This session will explain how to:

  • login to Glow and find Classroom and Drive apps
  • use Drive to create, store and share files
  • create and join classes on Classroom

View the step-by-step video tutorials for each skill on the Essential Teacher Digital Skills page

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30 May, This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their planning, teaching and learning, and assessment and feedback with digital technology.


The four sessions cover:

  • preparing for digital in the classroom
  • creating quality resources for learning
  • creative approaches to teaching with digital
  • effective assessment and feedback approaches with digital


Find out more about the programme with this link.

Sign up for this programme using this link: EventBrite signup page here

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27 March 16:00, Develop ideas using animation with Keynote

Animating ideas is an excellent way for pupils to visualise and share their knowledge. From animations describing the journey of Jacobite soldiers, to story boarding ideas for a creative writing project. Using out of the box tools and features, pupils can easily visualise the story they wish to tell and share their understanding in a modern and exciting way.

Find out more: Create Editing Effects

Sign up using this Eventbrite link: Eventbrite signup

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27 Feb, 11:00 – 11:45, Live Lesson, Be Cyber Smart for First Level

Join Barefoot for this live lesson on Cyber Resilience, for first level learners.

In this live lesson we will explore the idea of how and why we can
keep our things secure using locks and passwords. We will look at
a range of digital and non-digital everyday objects which can be
locked to keep them secure.  We will focus on ownership and ownership and permissions which are the basics of the ethical use of computers.

Sign your class up here