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This section aims to support teachers to develop the skills and knowledge required to use devices and platforms that are common in schools across Scotland. There are links to:

  • evaluation documents
  • professional learning
  • teacher certifications


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Guidance document and self-evaluation toolkit for teacher skills

Man holding iPad as a digital pencil case - The toolkit document outlines the skills and knowledge that comprise digital literacy in the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS)'s standards. The skills are organised into three levels: Essential skills that are required by every teacher…

Professional learning

Teachers can use the short tutorial videos in the Essential Teacher Digital Skills section to develop their own skills or sign up for a guided session on using the basics of Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace in Glow. 

These step-by-step tutorials will explain the processes for accessing and using essential digital skills, such as Teams, Classroom and basic accessibility features.

essential teacher digital skills framework - This section outlines the essential digital skills required by teachers in Scotland in line with the UK Essential Digital Skills Framework. Select a page below to view short video tutorials for that set of skills.…

Further professional learning and certification

Platform providers, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, offer professional learning for teachers. These are suggested for teachers ready to take their next steps and receive certification as part of their professional development.