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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

Developing ideas with animation using Keynote Advert

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

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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.

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15 December 15:45, Private and Personal Information with Maddie is Online

As part of this free online session, Maria Bell from Mesomorphic will offer an overview of the 5th and final theme of our new series of “Maddie is Online: ethics of online safety and security” on “Private and Personal Information”. We are going to review Series 5 ‘Maddie is Online’ toolkit, pp. 65-79. The toolkit for series 4 can be found here. You can also download it as PDF. Please have the toolkit open for the session.

The concepts that will be explored include ethical considerations regarding:

  • The benefits and the potential risks of sharing personal information online addressing ethical considerations.
  • Collecting and/or sharing data about users with or without their knowledge or awareness.
  • Protecting passwords. The benefits of two factor and biometric authentication.
  • Choices and strategies to control the personal data that online services hold. Whose responsibility is it?
  • What to do if your passwords get hacked. Educating ourselves and others.

We have created two imaginative stories for that theme and one of them is titled ‘Dinner for three’. The other story is attached below.

Michael was issued with a school dinner card that needs to be topped up with money online. One day a friend of Michael asks for the card because they have forgotten their own lunch and have no money with them to buy lunch at school. Michael is happy to share his card and give his pin access number.

A few days later, however, the friend returns to Michael to say that the card was lost. Michael and his friend discuss the importance of keeping personal information private. Was it right for Michael to give his card and pin? Or should he had just ignored that his friend was hungry and offered no help? Was there anything that Michael or his friend could have done to protect their personal information or keep their personal information private?

Join us for this session to discuss what would be best for Michael and his friend, thinking about the ethics of online safety!

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About the work

“Maddie is Online: a creative learning path to ethics of online safety and security for young people” is a project funded by the Scottish Government and supported by Digital Xtra Fund.

Our purpose is to engage schools with the concepts of an Ethical Digital Nation:

“Growing as an ethical digital nation and developing trust in the way we use data and apply digital technology is a collective responsibility” (Scottish Government Ethical Digital Nation).

Why focus on ethics?

Children and young people can benefit from a greater exposure to online ideas, opportunities for learning, creativity and connectivity, but there are also causes for concern, abound in modern discussions of data ethics: they are equally vulnerable to the pitfalls and harms that can befall anyone, who is unfamiliar with safeguarding their own rights.

You can also find other previous projects via the ‘Maddie is Online’ bookshelf.

Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD Award

Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD Award

The course is designed to allow you to teach computing within secondary schools as it has the required numbers of credits stated by the GTCS. The programme is designed to be a roll on roll off programme as each of the units are separate although designed to encompass what is involved in the computing curriculum by the end of the course.

The module, Computer Systems will be delivered over 14 weeks and the semester will start Week beginning 29th August 2022 with an online induction, with the course commencing week beginning 5th September 2022.

The courses are open to any teachers with the relevant entry qualifications (degree and existing teaching qualification) who have an interest in computing or cyber security.

There is normally a weekly lecture and support session that lasts for approx. an hour, or more if required, with further e mail support available. The sessions are certainly beneficial as they allow you to ask questions there and then. However, the course is designed to be taught when is convenient for all the students and all lectures and tutorial session are recorded for viewing at your leisure.

 

There is only one module delivered each semester with no time off required during the school day. The lectures are recorded for students unable to attend in person. All activity is carried out online the majority of which happens asynchronously. The modules have a notional 200 hours per module over the semester. It would depend on your previous experience on whether you needed all that time. If you were able to set aside a day at the weekend or a couple of evenings for study, you would not be far off what is required for achieving the award.

 

To gain accreditation with the GTCS you need to teach a certain number of hours in computing, and you would need to discuss that with your local head teacher, as we only provide the academic requirement. This equates to 0.42 teaching or 100 teaching days.

 

The price is £215 per module, and this can be paid on a module-by-module basis. As the modules are 20 credits each if you were to do two in an academic year you may be eligible for SAAS funding. It is suggested contacting SAAS directly if you are planning to start next semester and confirm whether you would be eligible for funding.

 

You can apply through the university web site located HERE or searching for the Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD award at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/ under courses.

 

Please get in touch if you have any further questions

 

Gordon.macpherson.ic@uhi.ac.uk

Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers

Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers – Funded places available!

The CPD award Introduction to Cyber Security, jointly funded by Education Scotland, was created for ALL primary and secondary teachers and designed to give background knowledge and understanding related to teaching basic cybersecurity and configuring an environment suitable for cybersecurity education.

The module allows you to get a basic practical understanding of cybersecurity and cyber resilience and the relationship between these two areas of security. This will enable you to have the awareness and confidence to support pupils and create practical activities and content. The module content is levelled at SCQF 7 however is appropriate for teachers delivering to BOTH primary and secondary pupils.

The module will be delivered over 14 weeks and the semester will start Week beginning 29th August 2022 with an online induction with the course commencing week beginning 5th September 2022.

With the support of Education Scotland, we have funding for teachers to enrol on the module. The usual cost of the module would be £215. It is recommended you apply as soon as possible as the funding will be allocated on date of application.

The courses are open to any teacher with the relevant entry qualifications (degree and existing teaching qualification) who have an interest in computing or cyber security.

 

There is normally a weekly lecture and support session that lasts for approx. an hour, or more if required, with further e mail support available. The sessions are certainly beneficial as they allow you to ask questions there and then. However, the course is designed to be taught when is convenient for all the students and all lectures and tutorial session are recorded for viewing at your leisure.

No time off will be required during the school day. The lectures are recorded for students unable to attend in person. All activity is carried out online the majority of which happens asynchronously. The modules have a notional 200 hours per module over the semester. It would depend on your previous experience on whether you needed all that time. If you were able to set aside a day at the weekend or a couple of evenings for study, you would not be far off what is required for achieving the award.

 

You can apply for the course with this link:
https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/cpd-award-introduction-to-cyber-security/

Please get in touch if you have any further questions:

Gordon.macpherson.ic@uhi.ac.uk

Digital Thinking

The programme is structured to support digital leaders at all levels to reflect on current and emerging practice and consider the nature and purpose of digital learning and teaching. Participants will be encouraged to examine and discuss the themes of

  • developing self regulated digital learners
  • opportunities for curriculum change and flexibility
  • enhancing a digitally enabled learning environment

The programme is primarily facilitated online. There will be series of online presentations, discussions and readings, along with problem finding activities around each theme. Groups of participants will collectively use their knowledge to identify potential solutions and ideas to address these issues.

The collective outputs from the sessions will be shared nationally.

This programme may be of particular interest to groups of participants from the same setting, for example school working groups.  Individual participants are welcome to invite colleagues to particular sessions that may be of interest.

This is not a programme based on digital skills development, but the application and use of digital skills to enhance learning and teaching.  As such, this programme is best suited to practitioners and leaders who are confident users of learning technologies or have an understanding of how technology can support/enhance learning and learning environments.

There will be a short information session about the programme on 26th August at 4pm.

Register for the information session on 26th August 2021, 4pm

 

 

Term 1: Developing self regulated digital learners

Dates: 30 August 2021 – 4th October 2021, weekly meetings

 

Term 2: Exploring curriculum and flexibility 

Dates: 25th October 2021 – 29th November, weekly meetings

 

Term 3: Enhancing a digitally enabled learning environment

Dates: 24th January 2022 – 24th March 2022, weekly meetings