The Northern A:lliance Regional Improvement Collaborative consists of 8 local authorities:

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Comhairle Eilean Siar [Western Isles], Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. 

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Shetland Islands Council Q&A

March 14, 2021

Education Scotland’s DigiLearn team are always happy to provide their digital expertise and support to practitioners. In October 2020 the team took part in Shetland… Read more

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Aberdeenshire English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service

February 10, 2021

In Aberdeenshire, our EAL teachers have been working to find the best ways to support bilingual learners and their families throughout the pandemic, as well… Read more

Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary – Webinar

November 13, 2020

Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan, St Joseph’s Primary School, Aberdeen We shared how Blended Learning has been used on return at the start of this… Read more

Bebras Computing Challenge at Portlethen Academy

October 26, 2020

post by Ian Simpson (@familysimpson), Faculty Head of ICT at Portlethen Academy (@portyacad)   What is the Bebras Computing Challenge? The Bebras Computing Challenge is a… Read more

12 November 2020 16:00-17:00, Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

October 12, 2020

The Webinar will look at the tools and pedagogy used in this first term, the digital tools used and their impact on learners. About this… Read more

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DigiLearnScot Webinar Q&A with Claire Eade, Meethill Primary School, Peterhead

September 29, 2020

We have been speaking to teachers across Scotland to find out more about their experiences of using digital technology to support their learners. In this… Read more

Stay Organised with Wakelet

September 22, 2020

I would like to share with you, my fellow educators, a tool I have discovered recently. It is called Wakelet. Before, I used Pocket and it was… Read more

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Creating engaging, interactive lessons in Home Economics using Google Slides and Pear Deck

September 2, 2020

Using Pear Deck, a Google Slides Add-On, in Home Economics makes the lessons engaging, fun, interactive and accessible for all. My best lockdown find! As… Read more

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Northern Alliance, Language Learning Webinars

June 29, 2020

The Northern Alliance Sharepoint site offers an ongoing series of webinars to support practitioners both during the school closures and beyond. Having previously delivered an… Read more

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Post School Destinations, UCAS – Virtual Showcase

June 23, 2020

DGS Virtual University and College Showcase. On Wednesday 10th June, 15 Universities, Colleges and Organisations from across Scotland delivered virtual presentations with q&a’s to young… Read more

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Parent and Community Engagement during ‘Lockdown’

June 23, 2020

I have always viewed Dalintober PS & ELC as a ‘community’ school, in its truest sense.   Our commitment to ensuring that we actively communicate with… Read more

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Seesaw as a digital remote learning tool: Digital Tracking of Pupil Engagement and top tips for increasing engagement 

June 23, 2020

  After receiving CLPL funding from the Education Scotland STEM Nation grant this year, training was offered across the Islay cluster in digital skills.  One of… Read more

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Summary of Online learning in Millburn Academy Science Faculty

June 23, 2020

  Based on 217 responses June 2020 We have been using Chromebooks and G suite for a couple of years so obviously have a significant… Read more

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Moray Council Instrumental Instruction Service 

June 22, 2020

“Swapping Musical Instruments for Computers”  Here in Moray the small but ‘mighty’ team of instructors have been working hard to ensure our young musicians continue to… Read more

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The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Blended.

June 19, 2020

As we move into this next stage of teaching during lock down and coming out of lock down it’s really important that we make the… Read more

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Movie Makers at Banchory Primary

June 8, 2020

Like everyone with recent events we were thrust into a new way of delivering learning.  Normally at this time of the year Primary 7 are… Read more

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Let’s all “Meet” up – in a virtual learning environment

May 26, 2020

Our school community are, on the whole, fairly confident and upbeat just now. To understand why I receive such positive views from across the parents,… Read more

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Flipgrid in the Remote P1 Classroom, Riverbank School, Aberdeen City

May 22, 2020

FLIPGRID IN THE REMOTE CLASSROOM Flipgrid, a video discussion platform, is used for different purposes in the remote classroom. Among them, to mention a few… Read more

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Removing Barriers to Learning Computing Science at Speyside School

May 22, 2020

As a teacher of Computer Science I’ve always looked for ways to remove barriers to learning and make the curriculum more accessible. One of the… Read more

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P1 Transition Support, Strathburn School, Aberdeenshire

May 21, 2020

  We have used a variety of technology to support Transition for our new Primary 1 pupils.   See-Saw Screen Shot We obtained Seesaw consent… Read more

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Remote Learning, Strathburn School, Aberdeenshire

May 21, 2020

    Literacy – reading I am currently supporting a probationer and we are continuing our observations and meetings As part of her GTC profile.… Read more

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Robotics- Learning New Digital Skills In Context

May 20, 2020

This year we received an Education Scotland CLPL grant to train staff in digital skills; for part of the project we have been learning computer… Read more

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Making full use of digital tools at Riverbank Primary, Aberdeen

May 14, 2020

Mrs A shared the many ways they are using digital technologies at Riverbank Primary School in Aberdeen. Google Meet to support wellbeing Flipgrid for recording… Read more

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Highland Council’s Digital Support

May 14, 2020

e-Learning opportunities across Highland Council This video looks at the innovative ways Highland Council schools are using e-learning to ensure students education can continue during… Read more

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Digital Technologies supporting language learning at Hazelhead Academy

May 14, 2020

S1 pupils at Hazelhead Academy have been using a range of digital tools to support their French Lessons and enhance their digital literacy skills. Read more

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Sharing practice at Logie Primary, Moray Council

May 14, 2020

Helen Douglas, Head Teacher, Logie Primary School, Moray, shared lots of examples of how digital technologies are being used to support remote learning. Check the… Read more

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Sharing Learning at St Peters School, Aberdeen

May 14, 2020

St Peters School pupil have been working hard with their families and then sharing their learning. The pupils have been using, Pic-collage and Jamboard to… Read more

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St Machar Academy Virtual Assemblies

May 14, 2020

St Machar School managed to reach over 100 students during their 1st live virtual assembly for S5 and S6 using Google Meet. Read more

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Digital Support in Aberdeenshire

May 14, 2020

Aberdeenshire Council has had a dedicated learning with technology team for many years. The team always provided face to face CLPL activities covering a wide… Read more

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Aberdeen EAL Services, Special Challenges

May 14, 2020

Aberdeen EAL Services have been setting special challenges for learners across the Local Authority. You will be able to find out more on Twitter by… Read more

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Digital Creativity in Aberdeen City

May 14, 2020

Aberdeen City Schools have been busy using digital tools to unleash their creativity. Airyhall School have been creating their school using Animal Crossing and creating… Read more

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Our Digital Journey at Logie Durno Primary School

May 14, 2020

At Logie Durno Primary we use digital technologies with two main aims in mind. Firstly we know that children need to be able to reflect… Read more

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Stoneywood Staff Video for Pupils

May 14, 2020

    All the Stoneywood Staff are missing our pupils and families very much-we have created a little video to show how much we care.… Read more