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Themed Weeks 2024/25 June 26, 2024

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Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit EARLY LEVEL SORTING and LOGIC June 25, 2024

BACKGROUND  Learning intentions  We are learning about computers and how they work We are creating instructions to control computing devices I can identify different types… Read more

Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit EARLY LEVEL PATTERNS June 25, 2024

BACKGROUND  Learning intentions  We are learning about computers and how they work We are creating instructions to control computing devices I can identify different types… Read more

Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit SECOND LEVEL June 24, 2024

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Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit FIRST LEVEL June 24, 2024

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Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit EARLY LEVEL SEQUENCES June 24, 2024

BACKGROUND  Learning intentions  We are learning about computers and how they work We are creating instructions to control computing devices   I can identify different… Read more

Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit June 24, 2024

This guide has been developed to support any educator deliver Computing. It is split into three levels for Primary, as in the Experiences and Outcomes,… Read more

Computing in Primary Schools: big ideas June 24, 2024

These ‘big ideas’ for computing are designed to help educators and learners learn the essential understanding in computing that all students should acquire during the Broad… Read more

Computing in Primary Schools: teacher survival kit EARLY LEVEL June 23, 2024

This guide has been developed to support any educator deliver Computing. It is split into three levels for Primary, as in the Experiences and Outcomes,… Read more

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What is Digital Literacy? A guest blog from Andy McLaughlin, University of Aberdeen June 12, 2024

The presentation in this post was created and shared by Andy McLaughlin; a lecturer at the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. He… Read more

Microsoft Testfest Resources and Exams Available June 10, 2024

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Prodigy Learning, the licences for Microsoft learning resources (LearnKey) and the Microsoft Practice tests (GMetrix) have… Read more

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Supporting Children in the Digital World: a user story from Aberdeen City Council Family Learning May 31, 2024

This guest blog post was provided by the Community Learning and Development team at Aberdeen City Council. Supporting Children in the Digital World is a… Read more

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How funding for Computing Science resources has impacted learning experiences in classrooms across the country May 30, 2024

Hardware Funding Update “Using the devices and accessories has allowed us to create more engaging microbit lessons and to expand teaching of computing constructs into… Read more

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Micro:bit Resources Empowering Scotland’s Teachers and Learners May 30, 2024

In May 2022, every school in Scotland received 20 V.2 micro:bits, thanks to a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government. … Read more

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Inspiring Creativity: Sparking a Computing Science buzz in primary May 30, 2024

We were delighted to be able to support and deliver a day long professional workshop with all staff of Kingswells Primary School.  We were asked… Read more

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DigiLearnScot Live Lessons: Inspiring Students and Empowering Teachers May 30, 2024

DigiLearnScot have been delivering live lessons across the country to support the delivery and professional learning of digital skills and Computing Science.  These live lessons… Read more

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Over 100 Teachers Gain Computing Qualifications! Inverness College UHI’s Awards Boost Computing Education in Scotland May 30, 2024

Computing CPD Awards for teachers Inverness College UHI To find out more about these qualifications, contact Gordon Macpherson Gordon.MacPherson.ic@uhi.ac.uk   Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in… Read more

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#SDLW24 Video Recap series May 20, 2024

Below is a playlist that shows the Curriculum Live Lessons, Professional Learning, and sharing practice sessions that were delivered as part of Scottish Digital Literacy… Read more

#ScotAI24 – Scottish AI in schools week recap April 22, 2024

Thank you to everyone who made Scottish AI in schools week a success. We were overwhelmed by the amount of schools, teachers, and students who… Read more

Unplugged Computing Science Live Lesson with Barefoot April 19, 2024

EARLY AND FIRST LEVEL LEARNERS LIVE LESSON. Join Isabella Lieghio (Barefoot Volunteer and Education Consultant at www.iconlearning.co.uk) in this interactive live lesson for early and… Read more

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Introducing The Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC – CLPL Sessions April 19, 2024

Accompanying CLPL supporting the new Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC. Join us in a 30-minute information giving session, introducing the brand new Digital… Read more

Digital Literacy and Computing Science Glossary April 12, 2024

Accessibility tools help people to access information. Accessibility includes technical requirements that ensure websites work well with assistive technologies such as read aloud, text to speech,… Read more

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Introduction to The Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC. March 18, 2024

Introduction to The Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC. The Digital Learning Through Play Award in ELC in Scotland is a national award scheme… Read more

Summer term early level webinar dates for you diary. March 12, 2024

The series of This is early level Digital and Spotlight CLPL sessions will be delivered for the final time in April and May. If you… Read more

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Apple Education Workshops – March 2024 March 5, 2024

Learning and Teaching for the Future Apple Education are inviting educators from across Scotland to an inspiring half day of workshops focused on Learning and… Read more

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Digital Literacy projects and resources March 5, 2024

This section contains some recommended project-based learning resources and activities that teachers might use with learners who are secure in their digital competencies from the… Read more

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Safe and secure – learner digital skills toolkit March 4, 2024

Learners should understand how computers and apps work, how to control them and solutions to simple issues, like resetting them.   They should be able… Read more

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Learner Digital Skills Toolkit: where to start when planning digital literacy in Curriculum for Excellence March 3, 2024

The support document aims to make clear the digital knowledge and skills that learners require to be digitally competent. Being digitally competent means being able… Read more

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Digital Literacy Knowledge and Skills: diamond nine activity February 29, 2024

Discuss the importance of each skill or knowledge and order them with the most important at the top. There is not room for all cards. Read more

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Using the Teacher Digital Skills toolkit to identify and support staff needs February 27, 2024

Milngavie Primary School, East Dunbartonshire, used the Teacher Digital Skills Toolkit to inform their professional learning. The school’s ‘digital leader’ explained how they used the… Read more

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March 20th, 16:00 Falkirk RTC – Mastery through Quizzing with Quizizz February 22, 2024

 Register Here Join Falkirk RTC for an Exploring Learner Engagement Series of webinars. This hands on session will explore how gamification can enhance retrieval practice or… Read more

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March 13th, 16:00 Falkirk RTC – Easy Interactive Lessons with Curipod February 22, 2024

 Register Here Join Falkirk RTC for an Exploring Learner Engagement Series of webinars. In this session, attendees will discover how simple it is to make interactive… Read more

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March 7th, 16:00 Falkirk RTC – Classroom Collaboration with Padlet February 22, 2024

 Register Here Join Falkirk RTC for an Exploring Learner Engagement Series of webinars. The first session will explore real time collaboration with Padlet, through a hands… Read more

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App Superpowers – An Overview February 9, 2024

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App Superpowers – Keynote February 9, 2024

Level up your Keynote Superpowers App Superpowers is a series that will develop skills in the most commonly used apps on iPad. You may know the… Read more

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Digital Weeks 2023/24 February 7, 2024

We’ve got some exciting dates for your calendar this school session.  Join us for: Computing Science Week wb 06/11/23  Cyber Scotland Week wb 26/02/24 Scottish… Read more

Safer Internet Day 2024 January 26, 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 took place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing… Read more

Resource – Space Exploration Workbook January 18, 2024

Version 1.0 This project stems from an example we created to support staff in their professional development. During a 4 part CLPL course that we… Read more

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Activity 12 – Article Breakout App Prototype December 18, 2023

Final Day – Arctic Breakout App Prototype For this final #12DaysOfCreativity activity, you will make an app prototype that takes the lessons you have learned… Read more

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CyberFirst S2 Girls Competition 2023 Results December 15, 2023

The CyberFirst Girls Competition aims to inspire girls interested in technology to pursue a career in cyber security. The competition is a team event. Each… Read more

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Activity 11 – Snowman Algorithm December 15, 2023

Day 11 – Build a snowman algorithm   How do you build a snowman? How many steps are there? What are the important features of… Read more

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  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Gaming, streaming and videos covers a wide range of apps and services. This section provides information on the… Read more

Gaming December 14, 2023

  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Gaming covers a wide range of apps and services, such as Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo and Apple Arcade. This… Read more

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Cyber Resilience Toolkit: Gaming, Streaming and Videos December 14, 2023

  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Gaming, streaming and videos covers a wide range of apps and services. This section is split into apps… Read more

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Cyber Resilience Toolkit: Spending Money December 14, 2023

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Cyber Resilience Toolkit: Social Media December 14, 2023

  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Social media is an inaccurate umbrella term that is used to cover a wide range of apps and… Read more

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Social Media: Messaging December 14, 2023

  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Social media is an inaccurate umbrella term that is used to cover a wide range of apps and… Read more

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Social Media: Feeds December 14, 2023

  go to cyber resilience toolkit home Social media is an inaccurate umbrella term that is used to cover a wide range of apps and… Read more

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Activity 10 – Pixel Art December 14, 2023

Day 10 – Pixel Art Day 10 of #12DaysofCreativity combines knowledge of maths & numeracy, computational thinking (if this then that), and creativity. To create… Read more

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Activity 9 – Escape Rooms December 13, 2023

Welcome to the Reindeer Games! Can you solve all the challenges in our Christmas Computational Thinking Quiz? Lets find out! ENTER THE REINDEER GAMES (GOOGLE… Read more

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Activity 8 – Enhanced Storytelling December 12, 2023

Animation to enhance storytelling For day 8 of #12DaysofCreativity we will explore how to enhance your storytelling/literacy skills by building a scene and adding some… Read more

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Activity 7 – Website Building December 11, 2023

Ho Ho Ho! It’s the time of year where everyone has a joke to tell! Today, we are challenging you to modify our Random Christmas… Read more

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Activity 6 – Create a Podcast December 8, 2023

Day 6 – Create a Podcast For Day 6 of #12DaysofCreativity we will explore creating a podcast on your iPad using GarageBand. This is a… Read more

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Activity 5 – Explore Sounds inside and out (early level) December 7, 2023

Day 5 – The sound of Christmas   What does Christmas sound like? What does it sound like outside? What does it sound like indoors? … Read more

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Activity 4 – Green Screen Scanner December 6, 2023

Day 4 – Green Screen Scanner One of the most powerful features of having a device in your class, is the ability to use the… Read more

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Activity 3 – Build an interactive calendar December 5, 2023

Play the video to find out what’s behind door number 3! It’s Your Turn! You can learn how to do this and add some customisation… Read more

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Activity 2 – Memoji Storytelling December 4, 2023

Day 2 – Memoji Storytelling Create and stage festive characters with expressive Memoji heads to tell a story using AR. For this activity it is… Read more

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Creative Activities for the classroom December 1, 2023

Below are the activities that were shared as part of our 12 days of Creativity posts in December 2023. Each of the digital literacy/creativity examples… Read more

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Activity 1 – Animate a scene in Scratch December 1, 2023

Play the video to find out what’s behind door number 1! It’s Your Turn! You can learn how to do this and add some customisation… Read more

Everyone Can Create November 28, 2023

The Everyone Can Create resources make it quick and easy for teachers to bring creativity into any lesson and foster creative expression in every pupil.… Read more

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Digital Literacy Series November 23, 2023

 DigiLearnScot home This section contains a series of three documents designed to support educators in delivering the Scottish Government Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy… Read more

#CSScotland23 ReLoaded! Explore the Resources November 16, 2023

Computing Science Scotland 2023 Many thanks to the learners, educators and presenters that made #CSScotland23 a success! Between 6th-10th November 2023, 9658 learners from 384… Read more

Locked in the DATA base: A data science escape room – Follow Up #CSSscotland23 November 16, 2023

Recap Huge thanks to Data Education in Schools for running this session! Agents K (Kate Farrell) and J (Jasmeen Kanwall) guided recruits through a series… Read more

Build an AI Smart Classroom Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 15, 2023

Recap on session and resources During this session, Brian explored machine learning using the website machinelearningforkids.co.uk. Learners were guided through one activity where learners trained… Read more

Microbit Hot Potato Game Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 14, 2023

Recap Lorna Gibson from the Micro:Bit Education Foundation guided learners through a coding activity to turn you micro:bit into a (virtual!) hot potato!  This particular… Read more

Makecode Arcade Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 14, 2023

Callum Croughan, Mary Frances Stewart, Zoe Shanks and Alistair Mackay –  Digital School Digital Pedagogy Practitioners guided learners through building a maze game using Makecode… Read more

Your Data Selfie Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 14, 2023

This live lesson saw Craig and Daniel from Cyber Skills Live guide participants through using data about themselves to create an abstract self portrait using… Read more

Protected: Build an AI Smart Classroom Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 13, 2023
Games Design Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 13, 2023

Resources from Games Design Workshops 6/11/23 and 8/11/23 Amanda Ford from West College Scotland took participants through Game Design techniques focussing on the purpose and… Read more

App Prototyping Workshop – Follow Up #CSScotland23 November 13, 2023

Resources from App Prototyping Workshop from 8/11/23 We hope you enjoyed the app prototyping session with our colleagues from Inspire Learning in the Scottish Borders.… Read more

Computing Science Scotland Week – Create a long special Nov 6th – Nov 10th 2023 October 25, 2023

Join us and our partners from across the country to celebrate Computing Science!  For the week of Monday 6th – Friday 10th November 2023, we… Read more

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Scottish Computing Science Conference – live from 3 locations across the country! Saturday 11th November 2023 October 10, 2023

Open to all early years practitioners, primary school teachers, and secondary school teachers who teach Computing. During this unmissable event, you will have the opportunity… Read more

Cyber resilience and internet safety: enabled or dependent September 20, 2023

 DigiLearnScot home When assessing the potential risks of online behaviour, it is important to evaluate whether it is internet-dependent or internet-enabled: is the internet… Read more

iPadOS 17 now available September 19, 2023

September 18, 2023 UPDATE iPadOS 17 is now available iPadOS 17 brings new levels of personalisation and versatility to iPad, and is available today as… Read more

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Use Classroom with Learners (Essential Skills) August 4, 2023

 back to Essential Teacher Digital Skills Use the tabs section below to select a topic and see the tutorial videos for it: Create and… Read more

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Use Teams with Learners (Essential Skills) August 4, 2023

 back to Essential Teacher Digital Skills Use the tabs section below to select a topic and see the tutorial videos for it: Create and… Read more

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Communicate with colleagues (Essential Skills) August 4, 2023

 back to Essential Teacher Digital Skills Use the tabs section below to select a topic and see the tutorial videos for it: Setting up… Read more

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Device Basics (Essential Skills) August 4, 2023

 back to Essential Teacher Digital Skills Use the tabs section below to select a topic and see the tutorial videos for it: Log in… Read more

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CyberFirst Colleges Project July 28, 2023

  Colleges are seeing a decline in the number of students undertaking the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Cyber Security. Meanwhile, an increasing number of… Read more

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CyberFirst Professional Learning July 28, 2023

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CyberFirst Courses for Learners July 28, 2023

The NCSC provide short courses designed to introduce the younger generation to the world of cyber security.  As part of CyberFirst Scotland programme all CyberFirst… Read more

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CyberFirst Schools Award July 28, 2023

The NCSC is formally recognising schools in Scotland, that are committed to providing a structured approach to excellence in cyber security education. The NCSC has… Read more

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CyberFirst Scotland Ambassador and Member Programme July 28, 2023

Education Scotland are looking for members of the Cyber industry in Scotland to support our work. If you would like to become a CyberFirst Ambassador… Read more

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CyberFirst Advisory Board July 28, 2023

The Advisory Group is made up of members from Education Scotland, Scottish Government, National Cyber Security Centre, a CyberFirst teacher ambassador and CyberFirst industry members.… Read more

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CyberFirst Regional Partner July 12, 2023

Education Scotland is proud to be Scotland’s CyberFirst programme regional partner. Education Scotland’s digilearn programme provides national guidance, support and inspiration to local authorities, schools… Read more

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Secondary Computing Science Resources July 5, 2023

ipsum lorum go to Secondary Computing home Apple: everyone can code  Bebras problem solving challenge (unplugged) Callysto (data science) Code Club projects Data Lab Data… Read more

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Computing Science CLPL July 5, 2023

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A ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ Approach to early level Computing Science July 5, 2023

There are clear similarities with the order and progression of early level Computing Science and early level Numeracy and Maths play and learning. go to… Read more

ELC Independent Learning Pathway July 5, 2023

This page contains links to pre recorded webinars focusing on early level Computing Science, from an introduction to the Experiences and Outcomes and where Computing… Read more

What Does Computing Science Look Like at early level? July 5, 2023

   Many of the concepts and approaches of Computing Science will already be familiar to you. By looking at the Sway and video below, and… Read more

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Secondary Computing Science July 5, 2023

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Primary Computing Science July 5, 2023

This section aims to provide quick links to useful resources and information for primary teachers who teach computing science.  go to digilearn CS home Block-based… Read more

ELC Practitioner Feedback Opportunity, help shape the future of Digital CLPL July 4, 2023

There is a draft ELC practitioner Digital Literacy Framework / list of core skills currently required to enable practitioners to use them for communication, collaboration,… Read more

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Exploring early level Cyber Resilience with The Bongles and the Crafty Crows. July 3, 2023

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… Read more

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Cyber Security in the BGE (This is Cyber) June 29, 2023

This session is part of the This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and knowledge required for being… Read more

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Develop and Deliver Your School’s Cyber Resilience/Internet Safety Message (This is Cyber) June 29, 2023

20/09/23 and 01/02/24 This session is part of the This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and knowledge… Read more

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Managing and Supporting Cyber Issues (This is Cyber) June 29, 2023

This session is part of the This is Cyber Resilience/Internet Safety CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and knowledge required for being as safe… Read more

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Planning and Teaching Cyber (This is Cyber) June 29, 2023

30/08/23 and 17/01/24 This session is part of the This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and knowledge… Read more

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Being Safe and Secure with Digital (This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL) June 28, 2023

28/11/23 and 22/04/24 This session is part of the This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and… Read more

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Finding Information with Digital (This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL) June 28, 2023

14/11/23 and 18/03/24 This session is part of the This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and… Read more

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Creativity with Digital (This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL) June 28, 2023

31/10/23 and 04/03/24 This session is part of the This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and… Read more

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Learning with Digital (This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL) June 28, 2023

26/09/23 and 19/02/24 This session is part of the This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and… Read more

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Digital Literacy for Life (This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum) June 28, 2023

12/09/23 and 05/02/24 This session is part of the This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum CLPL programme. Participants explore the digital skills and knowledge… Read more

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What Digital Literacy Might Look Like (This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum) June 28, 2023

05/09/23, and 12/09/23; then 15/01/24 and 29/01/24 This session is part of the This is Developing Your Digital Literacy Curriculum CLPL programme. Participants will reflect… Read more

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This is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety June 28, 2023

This programme aims to support teachers develop their own knowledge and understanding of cyber resilience/internet safety and cyber security. It will explore the skills and… Read more

This is Digital Leader (GTCS professional recognition) June 28, 2023

This programme aims to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge they need in the role of Digital Leader. It will provide a series of… Read more

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This is… What Digital Literacy Might Look Like (Developing Your Curriculum) June 28, 2023

This programme aims to support teachers develop their own digital literacy curriculum. It will explore the skills that learners need for life, learning and work.… Read more

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Learning with, and through, technology in ELC: Learning with, and through, technology in ELC June 23, 2023

Digital technologies provide opportunities for us to design unique learning spaces for the children. Bringing resources and experiences virtually into the setting can lead learning well-beyond what was originally planned. For example, in response to a… Read more

30 Aug, 6 Sept, 13 Sept, 4 – 5. This is BBC Micro:Bit 3 part course June 22, 2023

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… Read more

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Essential Teacher Digital Skills June 14, 2023

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… Read more

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Make It Happen – summer activities for learners June 14, 2023

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… Read more

All Spotlight on ELC Sessions (Live Webinars). June 12, 2023

Improving my own Digital Literacy Skills: Spotlight on ELC: Making Data Visible. Spotlight on ELC: Practitioner Online Collaboration.   Learning with and Through Technology: Spotlight… Read more

This is early level Digital. Spotlight on: Making Data Visible. (Live Webinars). June 12, 2023

This is early level Digital. Spotlight on: Making Data Visible. Via Forms and Excel within Microsoft Office. Do you have access to Microsoft Forms and… Read more

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This is early level Digital. Spotlight on: Practitioner Collaboration. (Live Webinars). June 12, 2023

Spotlight on: Practitioner Online Collaboration. Do you have access to Microsoft Teams within your ELC setting but are unsure how it can help you? Please… Read more

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This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme overview June 5, 2023

About this programme This course consists of four webinars, each examining a theme of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Attendees are required to participate in… Read more

Computing Science Scotland 2023: Review and Resources May 22, 2023

If you missed Computing Science Scotland Week, we have (most!) sessions available for you to view again!  (Unfortunately the tech gremlins appeared in a few… Read more

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Teacher Toolkit: a beginner’s guide to essential digital skills for teaching (teacher digital literacy professional learning programme) May 20, 2023

The Teacher Toolkit programme aims to provide practical training in using the most essential skills and knowledge required to use Microsoft365 or Google Workspace in… Read more

Scratch Sustainability Challenge #CSscot23 May 15, 2023

Get involved with Computing Science Scotland Week 2023! Explore the Global Goals using Scratch and share with us on twitter #CSscot23 or/and share to our… Read more

BBC micro:bit – The Next Gen : Register for 30 free micro:bits! May 15, 2023

BBC micro:bit – the next gen, is a new partnership between BBC Education, The Micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet. The partnership will donate a set… Read more

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Living in a Digital World: cyber resource May 12, 2023

Experience an interactive journey into the world of cybersecurity. This resource shines a light on some of the most important topics for how to stay… Read more

18 May, 11 – 11:45 Live Lesson, Soft Robotics and AI with National Robotarium May 4, 2023

Join Engineers from the National Robotarium as they take learners through Soft Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Soft Robotics focuses on technologies that more closely resemble… Read more

Action Monitoring May 4, 2023

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19 May 11:00 – 11:45 Next Tech Girls Scottish Computing Science Week Event May 3, 2023

This is an amazing opportunity for secondary school students around the UK to find out what it means to work in tech and hear from… Read more

15 May 16:00 – 17:00 Esports Scotland: The Journey into Education May 2, 2023

Join Esports Scotland to hear about their journey into education and their future plans. Over the past 18 months Esports Scotland have been working within… Read more

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The Digital ELC Practitioner Toolkit – Anytime/Anywhere CLPL May 2, 2023

The ELC Practitioner Toolkit provides an introduction to digital collaboration and communication, including support on the tools available and approaches to consider. It is a… Read more

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ELC supporting resources April 27, 2023

When learning with and through technology, we pay close attention to digital literacy (living, playing and learning; consuming creating and communicating with digital technology) and… Read more

16 May 19:00, ELC Practitioner Play Along, with Barefoot Computing #CSscot23 April 24, 2023

Be part of #CSscot23 by joining the Education Scotland Digital Team in a short 30 minute evening ‘Play Along’ session and be introduced to the… Read more

15 May 19:00, ELC Practitioner Code Along, with Scratch Jnr #CSscot23 April 24, 2023

Celebrate #CSscot23 with the Education Scotland Digital Team, by joining a short 30 minute evening ‘Code Along’ session to explore the free online block-based coding… Read more

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10 May 16:00, This is iPad: Accessibility Features April 24, 2023

Accessibility Having an accessibility need can be a daunting prospect for learners. Having an Additional Support Need that isn’t visible c`an impact pupil confidence and… Read more

24 April 16:00, Level up teaching & learning w/iPad April 24, 2023

Level up your teaching & learning with out of the box iPad features In this session we will look at ways in which we can… Read more

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This is early level Digital – CRIS April 20, 2023

(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… Read more

Tech for helping the planet. Tech She Can assembly recording. April 18, 2023

Access an exciting Earth Day assembly recording from Tech She Can and explore how creative technology is solving problems and inventing useful tools to help… Read more

This is early level Digital CLPL April 18, 2023

Welcome to the This is early level Digital range and spotlight sessions of CLPL. This CLPL is for all ELC practitioners working with early level… Read more

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Spotlight on early level Digital: Outdoor Play April 18, 2023

Join us with Mairi Ferris from Thrive Outdoors – Inspiring Scotland in this 60-minute online session, to explore how digital technology can be used effectively… Read more

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Spotlight on early level Digital: Transition April 18, 2023

Join us in this 60-minute online session to explore how digital technology can be used effectively at early level to support horizontal and vertical transitions… Read more

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This is Early Level Digital programme webinars April 18, 2023

This four part programme is currently delivered as a RIC offer. Please note your interest to your local authority digital lead. This CLPL programme is… Read more

18 May 16:00, Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Opportunities for Scottish Educators #CSscot23 April 18, 2023

Join Education Scotland for a short session exploring Artificial Intelligence. This session is suitable for educators in Scotland. In this session we will explore… What… Read more

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15 – 19 May, Scottish Computing Science Week 2023 #CSscot23 April 13, 2023

Put a hold in your planner for the week of the 15th May 2023 and join us for exciting interactive live computing science lessons.  Below… Read more

Monitor and Encourage Sustainable Behaviour, micro:bit, ON DEMAND #CSscot23 April 12, 2023

This is pre-recorded session for you to watch with your class at your own leisure. The video will be made available from 17th May at… Read more

17 May 11:00, Live Code Along, Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour with micro:bit #CSscot23 April 12, 2023

Making a difference in the world around us can seem a little daunting but there are lots of easy, individual and local things we can… Read more

16 May 14:00, Technology to Protect our Planet – Live Assembly, Tech She Can #CSscot23 April 12, 2023

Are your students interested in technology and how it can help us protect our planet? Could they see themselves working in a green career in… Read more

16 May 11:00, Scratch Code Along with Barefoot – Planet Pledge #CSscot23 April 12, 2023

Live Code Along with Barefoot Computing to create a Planet Pledge using Scratch for first – 4th level learners. Join Barefoot Computing for this Live… Read more

15 May 11:00, MITCH RESNICK creator of Scratch, Live Assembly & Sustainability Challenge #CSscot23 April 12, 2023

Join Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, as he explores and shares how he develops new technologies to… Read more

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Cyber security advice and guidance for Early Learning and Childcare providers. April 6, 2023

All ELC providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital… Read more

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Supporting resources for Cyber for Early Level practitioners April 6, 2023

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Embedding early level Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety through play April 6, 2023

This session recording aims is to support and equip you with the knowledge and confidence to embed cyber resilience and internet safety at early level through a practical play-based approach.… Read more

Living with Digital
Living with Digital – learner digital literacy theme: ELC April 6, 2023

This page outlines the digital literacy skills and knowledge that learners should have to participate fully in the modern world. This ranges from awareness of… Read more

Learning with Digital
Learning with Digital – learner digital literacy theme: ELC April 6, 2023

This page outlines some of the key digital literacy skills and knowledge that learners could make effective use of in the classroom. This ranges from… Read more

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Creativity with Digital – learner digital literacy theme: ELC April 6, 2023

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Searching with Digital – learner digital literacy theme: ELC April 6, 2023

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This is Digital: ELC April 6, 2023

About this programme This course consists of four webinars, each examining a theme of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Attendees are required to participate in… Read more

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Developing Your Digital Strategy (part of Evolving Digital Thinking) April 2, 2023

If the dates offered here are unsuitable, get in touch and request another and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate – view EDT… Read more

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This is… Digital Leaders: skills to help you lead change in your school March 27, 2023

This programme aims to support teachers develop their leadership, improvement and coaching skills in the context of digital skills. It will provide the skills and… Read more

This is Data Session 3 – Resources March 27, 2023

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27 March 16:00 – 15:00, This Is Data Session 3 March 18, 2023

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… Read more

20 March 16:00 – 17:00, This Is Data Session 2 March 13, 2023

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… Read more

This is Data Session 1 – Resources March 13, 2023

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21 March 4pm, An Introduction to Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Education webinar March 7, 2023

An introduction to Digital Citizenship for Early Learning and Childcare and Primary Practitioners with Common Sense Education. Prepare your learners for success as digital learners,… Read more

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04 May 16:00, Cyber Toolkit webinar March 1, 2023

The Cyber Toolkit is designed to help teachers find the most appropriate and useful advice, information and resources to support learners. When we use the… Read more

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Microsoft Teacher Toolkit – introduction to Microsoft OneDrive and Teams in Glow March 1, 2023

Learn the essential skills and knowledge to use Microsoft OneDrive and Teams. These step-by-step training courses are aimed at teachers who are new or lack… Read more

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Google Teacher Toolkit – introduction to Google Drive and Classroom in Glow February 28, 2023

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… Read more

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30 May, This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme February 28, 2023

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… Read more

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Communicate: unwanted contact February 27, 2023

Unwelcome friend/follow requests or messages (20%) and unwanted sexual messages (8%) account for 28% of the potential risks encountered by UK internet users aged 13+… Read more

13 March 16:00, This Is Data Session 1 February 22, 2023

This Is Data You may have seen spreadsheet dashboards that react to user interactions, automatically filtering and updating charts and tables. Ever wondered how to… Read more

Communicate: email February 20, 2023

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Communicate: direct messaging February 20, 2023

Half of 3-15-year-olds use WhatsApp, despite the minimum age requirement of 16 WhatsApp was the most popular online communications service among children in 2021 for… Read more

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Cyber Toolkit: Consume February 16, 2023

Teachers should focus on understanding how learners are using online platforms – do they consume, create or communicate? This section focuses on the risks of… Read more

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Cyber Toolkit for Teachers February 16, 2023

The Cyber Toolkit is designed to help teachers find the most appropriate and useful advice, information and resources to support learners to learn how to… Read more

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Cyber Toolkit: Create (NEW) February 16, 2023

Teachers should focus on understanding how learners are using online platforms – do they consume, create or communicate? This section focuses on the risks of… Read more

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Cyber Toolkit: Communicate (NEW) February 16, 2023

Teachers should focus on understanding how learners are using online platforms – do they consume, create or communicate? This section focuses on the risks of… Read more

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Teacher Digital Skills toolkit February 9, 2023

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… Read more

The DigiLearn Team February 8, 2023

This page features details about our team’s members and how to contact them. Each of our team covers different aspects of digital, computing and cyber… Read more

03 March 11:00 – 11:45, Code Along – Networks and Radio Communication with micro:bit Second Level Learners + February 6, 2023

In this live lesson, for second level learners and above, we will send messages between two or more BBC micro:bits (this is possible with the… Read more

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Digital Xtra Fund NOW OPEN February 3, 2023

Digital Xtra Fund launches eighth funding round to drive digital skills for young people across Scotland Digital Xtra Fund has launched this year’s Round VIII (2023/24)… Read more

07 February 11:00 – 11:20, Safer Internet Day ‘Read Along’ with Hanni and the Magic Window Author January 30, 2023

Join this interactive read along of ‘Hanni and the Magic Window’ performed by the author Ami Lockwood, Childnet. Hanni and the Magic Window is brought… Read more

07 February 14:00 – 14:20, Safer Internet Day ‘Read Along’ with Hanni and the Magic Window Author January 30, 2023

Join this interactive read along of ‘Hanni and the Magic Window’ performed by the author Ami Lockwood, Childnet. Hanni and the Magic Window is brought… Read more

07 February 16:00 – 16:20, Safer Internet Day ‘Read Along’ with Hanni and the Magic Window Author January 30, 2023

Join this interactive read along of ‘Hanni and the Magic Window’ performed by the author Ami Lockwood, Childnet. Hanni and the Magic Window is brought… Read more

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Upcoming RTC Webinars January 26, 2023

Below are a list of upcoming webinars. Click the links for more info or to sign up. Read more

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Resources January 26, 2023

This page will give you access resources to download and use within your lessons. Unless otherwise stated, files are in Keynote format. If you need… Read more

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App PowerUps January 26, 2023

Getting an iPad can be a scary experience. Even worse when you are asked to use it in your teaching practice. App PowerUps aim to… Read more

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About – Apple RTC January 26, 2023

Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. They are… Read more

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27 March 16:00, Develop ideas using animation with Keynote January 24, 2023

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… Read more

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13 March 16:00, Podcasting in the Classroom January 24, 2023

Podcasts are a great way to share the learning journey taking place in school or at home. The beauty of podcasting is that it doesn’t… Read more

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20 February 16:00, Accessibility features to support learning & teaching January 23, 2023

Having an accessibility need can be a daunting prospect for learners. Having an Additional Support Need that isn’t visible c`an impact pupil confidence and ability… Read more

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06 February 16:00, Classroom Management with iPad January 23, 2023

Classroom management can be difficult with or without technology. This session aims to give staff the tips and techniques that they can use to ensure… Read more

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DigiLearn.Chat January 23, 2023

DigiLearn.Chat A podcast from the digital learning & teaching team at Education Scotland. Throughout this series, team members will come together to talk about experiences,… Read more

02 March AM, PM and evening, NCSC Childminders in Scotland session and play-along for children (early level) January 20, 2023

As childminders, you want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital… Read more

02 March 09:30, Tech She Can live assembly ***NEW DATE*** January 20, 2023

***NEW DATE*** Join Poppy from Tech She Can for this exciting assembly and explore the world of cyber in this LIVE Tech for Safety and… Read more

27 Feb, 11:00 – 11:45, Live Lesson, Be Cyber Smart for First Level January 20, 2023

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… Read more

Cyber Scotland Week 2023 #CSW2023 January 20, 2023

This session’s Cyber Scotland Week will take place 27th February – 5th March 2023.Let us know what you’re up to on twitter @digilearnscot with #CSW2023… Read more

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19 January 4pm, Cyber Toolkit webinar January 10, 2023

The Cyber Toolkit is designed to help teachers find the most appropriate and useful advice, information and resources to support learners. When we use the… Read more

16 March 16:00, Cyber Toolkit webinar January 10, 2023

The Cyber Toolkit is designed to help teachers find the most appropriate and useful advice, information and resources to support learners.   When we use… Read more

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21 March 16:00, This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme January 10, 2023

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… Read more

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This is Digital CLPL programme: assessing learning and feeding forward January 10, 2023

Back to This is Digital page Reading and watching This episode of CLPL focuses on the elements to consider when assessing learning and providing ‘feed… Read more

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02 February 16:00, Teacher Toolkit PART 2: a beginner’s guide to essential digital skills for teaching January 9, 2023

The Teacher Toolkit programme aims to provide practical training in using the most essential skills and knowledge required to use Microsoft365 or Google Workspace in… Read more

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02 February16:00, Teacher Toolkit PART 1: a beginner’s guide to essential digital skills for teaching January 9, 2023

The Teacher Toolkit programme aims to provide practical training in using the most essential skills and knowledge required to use Microsoft365 or Google Workspace in… Read more

08 March 16:00, This is Computing Science, 4 part course January 8, 2023

Education Scotland have partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to deliver this 4 part course to develop your knowledge of teaching computing science… Read more

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Cyber Security December 20, 2022

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Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety for secondary teachers December 20, 2022

This section aims to provide ideas, information and professional learning to support secondary teachers develop confident and responsible children and young people that are cyber… Read more

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Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety for primary teachers December 20, 2022

  go to cyber home This section aims to provide ideas, information and professional learning to support primary teachers develop confident and responsible children and… Read more

Apple Distinguished School – school certifications December 20, 2022

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Google Reference School – school certifications December 20, 2022

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Microsoft Showcase School – school certifications December 20, 2022

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Digital Schools Award Scotland (DSAS) December 20, 2022

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.… Read more

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TechSheCan – Resources and Industry Partners December 20, 2022

About Tech She Can At Tech She Can, the tech careers charity with member organisations spanning +40 sectors, we’re on a mission to increase the number of women… Read more

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Finding and checking – learner digital skills toolkit December 20, 2022

Learners should know how web browsers and search engines work and how this might affect their search results. They should also understand that anyone can… Read more

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Making and sharing – learner digital skills toolkit December 20, 2022

Learners should understand how computers store and are able to share content.   They should be able to use ‘common apps’, such as O365 or Adobe… Read more

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Learning with Digital – learner digital literacy theme December 20, 2022

  This page outlines some of the key digital literacy skills and knowledge that learners could make effective use of in the classroom. This ranges… Read more

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Navigating devices and apps – learner digital skills toolkit December 20, 2022

Learners should understand how computers and apps work, how to control them and solutions to simple issues, like resetting them.   They should be able… Read more

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Teacher Toolkit with Apple and iPad- teacher digital literacy CLPL programme December 19, 2022

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11 May 16:00, Developing Your Learners’ Digital ‘Pencil Case’ December 19, 2022

This professional learning will help teachers identify the Learning with Digital skills and knowledge of functional apps that learners will use to access, undertake and… Read more

17th Jan, 4pm iDEA – Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award December 13, 2022

Come join us on 17th January at 4pm to learn about the free digital skills learning platform iDEA.org.uk, and their exciting new project with Digital… Read more

15 December 15:45, Private and Personal Information with Maddie is Online December 8, 2022

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… Read more

Computing Science: Skill Building CLPL for CfE Level 3 December 5, 2022

Join us for one or more computing science skill building sessions every Tuesday at 4pm for 6 weeks from 10th January. This first set of… Read more

12 December 16:00, **COMPETITION** Me, Myself and AI: How does artificial intelligence impact your life **COMPETITION** December 1, 2022

The Scottish AI Alliance have recently launched their first-ever competition for schools and are looking for schools to take part! The Scottish AI Alliance is… Read more

SQA Level 3 Cyber Security Unit *BRAND NEW* November 30, 2022

Education Scotland have created learning and teaching resources for the new cyber security unit at level 3 the SQA have created. The new unit is… Read more

Practitioner enquiry November 28, 2022

CLPL Home Practitioners should be able: To engage in self and collaborative review to measure the impact of digital tools and technologies.  To produce and… Read more

Research and evidence informed practice November 28, 2022

CLPL Home Practitioners should: Engage with the main theoretical perspectives and research in the digital learning domain. Be critically aware of the evidence and impact… Read more

Identifying digital competence gaps  November 28, 2022

CLPL Home Practitioners should be able: To understand where one’s own digital competence needs to be improved or updated. To be able to support others… Read more

Identifying needs and technological responses November 28, 2022

Pedagogy in a digitally enabled learning environment Home Practitioners should be able: To assess the needs of all learners and to identify, evaluate, select and… Read more

Digitally enabled learning environments November 28, 2022

Pedagogy in a digitally enabled learning environment Home Practitioners should be able To make effective use of digital environments in order to increase access to… Read more

Digital resilience November 28, 2022

Pedagogy in a digitally enabled learning environment Home Practitioners should be able To have the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare digital technology for use… Read more

Developing, Integrating and re-elaborating digital content November 28, 2022

Pedagogy in a digitally enabled learning environment Home Practitioners should be able: To create and edit digital content in different formats. To modify, refine, improve… Read more

Computing Science and Cyber Security CLPL at University of the Highlands and Islands November 28, 2022

There is a range of CLPL available to teachers from the University of the Highlands and Islands. Read more

Planning, teaching, learning and assessment November 28, 2022

Pedagogy in a digitally enabled learning environment Home Practitioners should have the skills, knowledge and confidence set out in the Features of highly effective digital… Read more

Collaborating through digital technologies November 28, 2022

Communication and Collaboration Home Practitioners should be able: To use digital tools and technologies for collaborative processes, and for co-construction and co-creation of resources and… Read more

Interact and share through digital technologies November 28, 2022

Communication and Collaboration Home Practitioners should be able: To interact through a variety of digital technologies and to understand appropriate digital communication means for a… Read more

Managing digital identity November 23, 2022

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Home Practitioners should be able: to create and manage one or multiple digital identities (separate work and personal) to be… Read more

Managing data, information and digital content November 23, 2022

Information and Data Literacy Home Practitioners should be able: to organise, store and retrieve data, information and content in digital environments. to organise and process… Read more

Evaluating data, information and digital content November 23, 2022

Information and Data Literacy Home Practitioners should be able: to analyse, compare and critically evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and… Read more

Browsing, searching and filtering data, information and digital content November 23, 2022

Information and Data Literacy Home Practitioners should be able: to articulate information needs, to search for data, information and content in digital environments; to access… Read more

Resilience November 23, 2022

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Home Practitioners should be able: To know how to recognise, react and recover appropriately to incidents involving devices, data, wellbeing… Read more

Protecting personal data and privacy November 23, 2022

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Home Practitioners should be able: to create and manage one or multiple digital identities (separate work and personal), to be… Read more

Protecting Devices November 23, 2022

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Home Practitioners should be able: To protect devices and digital content, and to understand risks and threats in digital environments.… Read more

Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD Award (2023) at University of Highlands and Islands November 23, 2022

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.… Read more

Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers (2023) at University of the Highlands and Islands – Funded places available November 23, 2022

The CPD award Introduction to Cyber Security was created for ALL primary and secondary teachers and designed to give background knowledge and understanding related to… Read more

The CPD Award in Computing Studies for Teachers (2023) at The University of the Highlands and Islands November 23, 2022

The CPD award in Computing Studies for teachers was created for primary teachers and secondary teachers for 1st and 2nd year pupils to give the… Read more

CLPL November 22, 2022

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Your Voice Is Power: Enrich your computing curriculum by bringing together music, coding & entrepreneurship November 3, 2022

“Your Voice is Power”? A collaboration between @Pharrell @GeorgiaTech @YELLOWORG @CompAtSch &@AmazonUK BCS are teaming up with Amazon Future Engineer, Georgia Tech and YELLOW to… Read more

This is micro:bit 3 part course November 2, 2022

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… Read more

Digital Xtra Fund – find out more webinar recording October 21, 2022

  The core objective of Digital Xtra Fund is to inspire young people to learn digital technologies skills through high quality, exciting extracurricular activities, thus… Read more

Digital Xtra Fund October 21, 2022

The goal of Digital Xtra Fund is for every young person in Scotland to have access to innovative and digitally creative activities regardless of their… Read more

05 December 16:00, The Future of Digital in Scottish Education with Maureen McKenna, former Executive Director of Education, Glasgow City Council October 7, 2022

Education Scotland are hosting 3 highlight sessions focusing on ‘The Future of Digital in Scottish Education’.  Each of these sessions will include an input from… Read more

The Future of Digital in Scottish Education with Professor Ken Muir, the University of the West of Scotland October 7, 2022

Education Scotland recently hosted three highlight sessions focusing on ‘The Future of Digital in Scottish Education’. In this video Professor Ken Muir, The University of… Read more

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The Future of Digital in Scottish Education keynote presentations October 7, 2022

Education Scotland hosted three highlight sessions focusing on ‘The Future of Digital in Scottish Education’.  Each of these sessions included an input from a key… Read more

The Future of Digital in Scottish Education with Ollie Bray, Strategic Director Education Scotland October 7, 2022

Education Scotland recently hosted three highlight sessions focusing on ‘The Future of Digital in Scottish Education’. In this video Ollie Bray, strategic director at Education… Read more

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Scottish Digital Literacy Week 2022 #SDLW22 September 28, 2022

Scottish Digital Literacy Week 22 is happening! #SDLW22 Put a hold in your planner for the week of the 3rd of October 2022 and join… Read more

The Ada Scotland Festival, Oct, 2022: Addressing Gender Imbalance in Computing Science September 27, 2022

It’s well known that Computing Science has much to do in way of gender balance. According to a report published by the BCS (2020), just… Read more

Be part of Nature Discovery Map Scotland – an education toolkit September 23, 2022

Are you interested in developing your skills in technologies and digital literacy? Would you like to collaborative with fellow educators and digital experts? Join our… Read more

Digital Literacy Planning Support Document September 23, 2022

This webinar will provide first access to the brand-new Digital Literacy Planning Support document (currently for first and second level) from Education Scotland. This document… Read more

ON DEMAND DigiLearnScot: Developing ideas using animations (Keynote & iPad) September 23, 2022

In this lesson from DigiLearn learners will go through a step-by-step tutorial to create an animation using the Keynote app on iPad. Animating ideas is… Read more

DigiLearnScot: Keeping my devices and accounts more secure (Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety) lesson September 23, 2022

Learners will explore how their devices store data, how they connect to the internet, and how to keep them more secure   Learners will: identify… Read more

ON DEMANDDigiLearnScot: App Prototyping September 23, 2022

Join the DigiLearn team for a live lesson exploring the impact of apps on our lives and lead learners through the steps to create their… Read more

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Screening Shorts: reading film and images September 16, 2022

This live lesson will give your learners an opportunity to explore film and screen images as texts. They will explore strategies to make predictions about a film, then use still images from the… Read more

28 November 16:00, This is iPad: Everyone Can Create September 7, 2022

Everyone Can Create In this session we will look at ways in which we can use the iPad as a digital pencilcase, develop the freedom… Read more

02 November 16:00, This is iPad: Accessibility Features in the Classroom September 7, 2022

Explore the built in Accessibility features of iPadOS and how these can be used to support learning & teaching for all learners About this event… Read more

CALL Scotland Professional Learning Offer August 30, 2022

CALL Scotland help children and young people across Scotland to overcome disability and barriers to learning using Assistive Technology. Their small team of teachers, Speech… Read more

Google For Education on Tour – Duncanrig Secondary School August 30, 2022

Duncanrig Secondary Join Google for Education at Duncanrig Secondary School in South Lanarkshire to see Google Workspace for Education and Chromebooks in action. The day will open… Read more

Google Certification Programme August 30, 2022

Google for Education Certification Programme: September – December 2022 Sign up here Scotland’s Learn with Google Programme launched in May and had more than 250… Read more

Digital Critical Friends – ScotlandIS and DYW Glasgow August 3, 2022

What is this project? In response to the Logan Review, ScotlandIS has worked with DYW Glasgow to develop an innovative and responsive project to provide… Read more

Parents' Cyber First Aid Box
Parents’ Cyber First Aid Box August 2, 2022

The Cyber First Aid Box is designed to support families recover from online harms. Designed in partnership with Decode Cyber Solutions and Education Scotland’s Digital… Read more

Digital Literacy for Learners Opportunities August 1, 2022

This page contains all of the upcoming Digital Literacy opportunities for supporting learners, including webinars, courses and do-alongs. Select a post below to read more… Read more

Primary Computing Science Opportunities August 1, 2022

This page contains all of the upcoming Computing Science opportunities, including webinars, courses and code-alongs. Select a post below to read more about it and… Read more

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Teacher Leadership Programme 21/22 – Digital Enquiries June 27, 2022

The Education Scotland Teacher Leadership Programme is designed to help participants to understand what teacher leadership means and looks like in practice. As a part… Read more

North Lanarkshire Code-Alongs June 14, 2022

Following on from the Education Scotland live code-alongs and reflecting on the participation and engagement of young people, we wanted to build on this momentum and… Read more

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The CPD Award in Computing Studies for Teachers May 31, 2022

The CPD award in Computing Studies for teachers was created for primary teachers and secondary teachers for 1st and 2nd year pupils to give the… Read more

Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD Award
Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies CPD Award May 31, 2022

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.… Read more

Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers
Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers – Funded places available! May 31, 2022

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… Read more

Schools Challenge for International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June
Schools Challenge for International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June May 26, 2022

The Civil and Environmental Engineers at Abertay University are running a video competition for INWED22 (International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June). The challenge… Read more

Scottish schools to receive 20 micro:bits April 21, 2022

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.… Read more

Save the Pacific Northwest tree octopus activity March 25, 2022

Welcome We want to alert you to our very important activity this week: we want the learners of Scotland to help us save the Pacific… Read more

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Activities March 23, 2022

Welcome to our cyber resilience and internet safety learning activities. Use the activities below to check your knowledge and understanding of today’s session. Activity 1:… Read more

Teacher Leadership Enquiry Posters about digital assessment and feedback
TLP enquiry posters for assessment and feedback March 8, 2022

These posts have been selected from the PLL TLP as they focus on assessment, feedback and tracking. You can view the original images on the… Read more

Teacher Leadership Enquiry Posters about digital learning
TLP enquiry posters for learning March 8, 2022

These posts have been selected from the PLL TLP as they focus on learners, learning and engagement. You can view the original images on the… Read more

Teacher Leadership Enquiry Posters about digital teaching
TLP enquiry posters for teaching March 8, 2022

These posts have been selected from the PLL TLP as they focus on teacher knowledge and skills (pedagogy). You can view the original images on… Read more

Teacher Leadership Enquiry Posters about digital planning
TLP enquiry posters for planning March 8, 2022

These posts have been selected from the PLL TLP as they focus on planning, device/platform provision and family engagement. You can view the original images… Read more

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This is Digital CLPL programme: planning and resourcing learning March 2, 2022

Back to This is Digital page Reading and watching This episode of CLPL focuses on the elements to consider when planning and resourcing lessons with… Read more

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This is Digital CLPL programme: delivering learning March 2, 2022

Back to This is Digital page Reading and watching This episode of CLPL focuses on the elements to consider when designing and delivering lessons with… Read more

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This is Digital CLPL programme: preparing for learning March 2, 2022

Back to This is Digital page Reading and watching This episode of CLPL focuses on the rationale for using, or not using, digital technology in… Read more

Scottish Government Have Released £1.3m Capital Spend for Computer Science Equipment in Scottish Schools February 14, 2022

The Education Secretary has announced up to £1.3m for Computing Science education in Scottish schools. Schools will be able to use this money, which will… Read more

Computing Science in Local Authority Secondary Schools February 11, 2022

This paper provides an overview of Computing Science delivery in Local Authority secondary schools. Education Scotland carried out a survey of 356 schools between July… Read more

Assessment with Google Workspace (This is Digital) February 11, 2022

Google Workspace has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally. Google Workspace in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Forms… Read more

Learning with Google Workspace (This is Digital) February 11, 2022

Google Workspace has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally. Google Workspace in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Classroom… Read more

Teaching with Google Workspace (This is Digital) February 11, 2022

Google Workspace has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally. Google Workspace in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Classroom… Read more

Planning with Google Workspace (This is Digital) February 11, 2022

Google Workspace has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support planning digitally. Google Workspace in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Google… Read more

Creating Videos for Learners February 2, 2022

Video is a major component of educational delivery using technology.  We need to ensure that the content we create is as accessible and effective as… Read more

Dual Coding Your Presentations/Videos February 2, 2022

The Learning Scientists define dual coding as: “The process of combining verbal materials with visual materials. There are many ways to visually represent material, such… Read more

Mixed Delivery February 2, 2022

As we continue to protect ourselves and others from Covid19, there are times when learners and practitioners may find that they are asked to isolate… Read more

Flipped Learning February 2, 2022

Planning for flipped learning Plan Figure out which lesson, or series of lessons in particular you want to flip. Outline the key learning outcomes and… Read more

Assessment with Microsoft O365 (This is Digital) February 1, 2022

Microsoft O365 has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally.     Office365 in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk)… Read more

Learning with Microsoft O365 (This is Digital) February 1, 2022

Microsoft O365 has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally. Office365 in Glow – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Online Teaching… Read more

Teaching with Microsoft O365 (This is Digital) February 1, 2022

Considerations for Creating Learning Content Microsoft O365 has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support teaching digitally. When creating content… Read more

Planning with Microsoft O365 (This is Digital) January 28, 2022

Microsoft O365 has a range of tools and apps that can be used to support planning digitally: Forms Whiteboard OneDrive  Teams Office365 in Glow –… Read more

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Evaluating Use of Digital to Enhance Learning and Teaching (Features of Highly Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Schools) January 27, 2022

This document aims to support educators in evaluating their use of digital to enhance learning and teaching. It takes features of How Good is Our… Read more

Online Resources from DigiLearnScot January 25, 2022

With all of the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 in schools, we’ve pulled together a few resources to support teachers when learners or staff are absent… Read more

Cyber Scotland Week 2022 – Capture the Flag with Try Hack Me for Secondary Schools January 20, 2022

  CAPTURE THE FLAG NOW   This page is for secondary teachers interested in entering teams into a FREE cyber security Capture the Flag event… Read more

CIDREE Yearbook 2021 – Digital Literacy: Curriculum Development and Implementation in European Countries January 17, 2022

The latest CIDREE Yearbook was published towards the end of last year. Titled Digital Literacy: Curriculum Development and Implementation in European Countries, we contributed the… Read more

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Make It Happen – supporting schools with digital learning January 12, 2022

What is Make it Happen? ‘Make It Happen’ is a charity who inspire young people in digital technology. Our aim is to encourage young people… Read more

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The Digital Wellbeing Award for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety – Digital Schools Award January 11, 2022

The Digital Wellbeing Award for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety is designed to provide education professionals with the resources and support required to help pupils safely… Read more

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Resources for Primary Schools December 21, 2021

To more effectively support our learners with their online lives it is important to understand their behaviour as consumption, creation or communication. The apps and… Read more

Microsoft Accessibility Tools Quick Guide Posters for Learners by Viewforth High School December 17, 2021

At Viewforth High School, we are on a digital journey to ensure all learners and educators are able to benefit from digital technology to raise attainment and improve… Read more

Tech We Can: Tech for the Planet lesson resource December 10, 2021

Tech She Can is delighted to share the brand new Tech We Can lesson, ‘Tech for the Planet’ which is out now! “Since the COP26 climate summit earlier this… Read more

Level 4 Resources for Cyber Fundamentals and Internet Safety December 9, 2021

Education Scotland have collaborated with Girvan Academy in South Ayrshire to produce a set of resources that combine the SQA level 4 units in Cyber Security Fundamentals… Read more

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Communicate: technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour with Stop It Now December 9, 2021

The Stop It Now! programme is designed to help teachers support learners with Technology-Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour.    go to cyber home  DigiLearnScot home… Read more

Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second Level – North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinders December 7, 2021

The North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinder Team have created these digital Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second level. Book Creator was used to create… Read more

Communicate – Email November 17, 2021

Communicating online carries greater risk than just consuming or creating content because it involves other people and their ability to influence or affect our behaviour.… Read more

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What is Microsoft Forms? November 11, 2021

What is Microsoft Forms? Microsoft Forms is a tool for creating surveys and quizzes Microsoft Forms allows users the ability to create surveys and self… Read more

Communicate – Online Abuse and Harrassment October 6, 2021

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Communicate – Direct Messaging (DM) Apps October 6, 2021

Communicating online carries greater risk than just consuming or creating content because it involves other people and their ability to influence or affect our behaviour.… Read more

Digilearn.scot Shortlisted for Scottish Cyber Awards 2021 October 5, 2021

We’re delighted, and immensely proud to be able to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the upcoming Scottish Cyber Awards 2021.… Read more

Communicate – Sharing Intimate Images October 1, 2021

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Communicate: trolling, bullying and abusive behaviour October 1, 2021

Trolling (15%) and bullying, abusive behaviour or threats (8%) account for 23% of the potential risks encountered by UK internet users aged 13+ (Ofcom, 2022).… Read more

Communicate – Grooming October 1, 2021

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Communicate – Livestreams October 1, 2021

Livestreaming is an increasingly popular method of communicating with people across the world. They can be based on any sort of content but often centre… Read more

Noteable in Glow: Video Library September 24, 2021

A collection of videos to support teachers with using Noteable within Glow. DPIA help   PLAYLIST: Noteable Guides for Glow Users PLAYLIST: Notebook Exemplars for… Read more

P6 Pupils at Noblehill Primary School are European Runners Up in the Microbit Do Your Bit Challenge September 24, 2021

During Term 4 of last session, P6 pupils at Noblehill Primary School in Dumfries and Galloway took part in a Micro:Bit Global Challenge.  Their challenge was… Read more

Using QR codes and ‘Thinglink’ for homework and resources – Early Years September 7, 2021

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… Read more

Communicate – Gaming September 1, 2021

Gaming is one of the most popular past times in the world. The amount of money spent playing games is more than that spent on… Read more

Communicate – Social Media September 1, 2021

Communicating online carries greater risk than just consuming or creating content because it involves other people and their ability to influence or affect our behaviour.Platforms… Read more

Create – Images and Video September 1, 2021

It is possible to create content that isn’t shared online but more of our images and video is shared online. Sharing content publicly has higher… Read more

Create – Social Media September 1, 2021

It is possible to create content that isn’t shared online but more of our images and video is shared online. Sharing content publicly has higher… Read more

Create – the Cyber Resilience Internet Safety Teacher Toolkit September 1, 2021

Our aim This page aims to provide clear and concise information about popular platforms where children and young people create online content. It is intended… Read more

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Consume: spending money online September 1, 2021

Overview More and more of the money we spend is spent online or digitally. Whether that is debit card or Go Henry, mobile contactless with… Read more

Consume – Reading September 1, 2021

More and more of the information we read is read online. Social media and web pages have replaced newspapers, and even TV, for many of… Read more

Consume – Social Media September 1, 2021

More and more of the information we read is read online. Social media and web pages have replaced newspapers, and even TV, for many of… Read more

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Consume: inappropriate content September 1, 2021

Almost half (47%) of internet users report coming across a potential harm while using social media, as opposed to news services (3%) and gaming platforms… Read more

Consume – Gaming September 1, 2021

Gaming is one of the most popular past times in the world. The amount of money spent playing games is more than that spent on… Read more

Consume – Gambling September 1, 2021

More and more of the money we spend is spent online or digitally and that includes gambling. Learners need to understand the benefits and risks… Read more

Consume – the Cyber Resilience Internet Safety Teacher Toolkit September 1, 2021

Our aim This page aims to provide clear and concise information about popular platforms where children and young people consume online content. It is intended… Read more

Consume – Searching September 1, 2021

More and more of the information we read is read online. Social media and web pages have replaced newspapers, and even TV, for many of… Read more

Digital Thinking August 17, 2021

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… Read more

Communicate – the Cyber Resilience Internet Safety Teacher Toolkit August 17, 2021

Our aim This page aims to provide clear and concise information about popular platforms where children and young people communicate online. It is intended to… Read more

Esports Parents and Carers Guide with NSPCC and British Esports Association August 13, 2021

The British Esports Association (@British_Esports) has developed a new Parent & Carers Guide in collaboration with the NSPCC, which aims to educate parents and carers… Read more

Running an Esports Club – British Esports Association August 13, 2021

Esports (or electronic sports) is a term used to describe competitive video gaming. With 81% of children playing video games online nowadays, games are arguably a larger part… Read more

What is Microsoft Whiteboard? August 11, 2021

Microsoft Whiteboard is an interactive tool which allows users to work independently or collaboratively. Create your own content, share, collaborate and distribute activities or ideas… Read more

Noteable – DPIA Information udpate August 11, 2021

The Noteable service providing access to cloud based computational notebooks is now available via the App Library in Glow. Noteable provides a cloud based environment… Read more

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What is Microsoft Teams? August 10, 2021

Microsoft Teams is a Digital Hub for Collaboration. Teams can be used for classroom content, to host a Professional Learning Community or simply to pull… Read more

What is Microsoft Stream? August 10, 2021

Microsoft Stream in Glow is a video sharing platform for learning and teaching. Create your own content, share, collaborate and distribute work to your learners… Read more

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What is Microsoft OneNote? August 10, 2021

Microsoft OneNote is a Digital Folder for all your notes and resources. Use OneNote for your own work content, collaborate as a team or distribute… Read more

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What is Microsoft Sway? August 10, 2021

Sway can be used to create multimedia, interactive presentations Sway allows you to create Digital Stories that flow beautifully, displaying interactive multimedia content. The built… Read more

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Microsoft Immersive Reader August 10, 2021

Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms and the Edge browser, that implement techniques to… Read more

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What is Microsoft Forms? August 10, 2021

What is Microsoft Forms? Microsoft Forms is a tool for creating surveys and quizzes Microsoft Forms allows users the ability to create surveys and self… Read more

Using QR codes creatively within Williamsburgh Primary School July 27, 2021

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… Read more

Using QR codes, videos and drone footage to enhance viewer engagement and experience of Nursery- P1 transition 2021, Aileen Mackey July 21, 2021

At Williamsburgh Primary School we have used QR codes, videos and drone footage to enhance viewer engagement and experience of Nursery – P1 transition. By… Read more

Celebrating and Sharing Learning Digitally July 16, 2021

Making home learning content accessible: Padlet/Thinglink/Sway  In the following three session recordings, we explore how ELC practitioners can use a range of digital tools to help make home… Read more

Capturing and Assessing Learning Evidence July 16, 2021

Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning: enhancing early level literacy with digital technology.  In this introductory session recording (part 1 of 2), we explore… Read more

Embedding Digital Learning Through Play Pedagogy July 16, 2021

Digital technologies provide opportunities for us to design unique learning spaces for the children. Bringing resources and experiences virtually into the setting can lead learning… Read more

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety for Early Learning and Childcare July 16, 2021

Why is cyber resilience and internet safety (CRIS) so important? We are spending an increasing amount of time learning, playing and socialising in online environments.… Read more

DIGITAL FUTURES PROGRAMME – MICROSOFT June 14, 2021

Microsoft have created the Digital Future Programme to help young people explore the digital future aims to prepare young people for the technology-driven world of… Read more

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Data, Technology and Digitalisation Series: Digital Skills for Youth – Microsoft May 27, 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar in partnership with Microsoft about the skills young people need to be competitive employees, entrepreneurs and digital citizens. Over 60 percent of the… Read more

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CyberSprinters – Cyber Security Game, Launched by the NCSC May 25, 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK agency responsible for identifying cyber risks and attacks, combatting cyber crime and providing guidance and information… Read more

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Introduction to Cyber Security with Micro:bit May 21, 2021

Micro:bit have created this series of three lessons (designed for learners aged 11-14 years) to introduce cyber security. Learners explore the need to create strong… Read more

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Cyber Competitions and Challenges May 20, 2021

There are a range of different competitions and challenges, aimed at all ages, that support and challenge learners to learn about Cyber Resilience. CyberFirst Girls… Read more

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CyberFirst Girls Competition May 20, 2021

The NCSC are working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun but challenging… Read more

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Step Up, Speak Up! – Childnet May 13, 2021

Step Up, Speak Up! – Childnet  “Online sexual harassment is unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform and it is recognised as a form… Read more

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Just a joke? – Childnet May 13, 2021

Just a joke? – Childnet  Lesson plans, quick activities, a quiz and teaching guide designed to explore problematic online sexual behaviour with 9-12 year… Read more

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Into Film -Staying Safe Online May 13, 2021

Into Film – Staying Safe Online    Staying Safe Online is an education resource created by Into Film in partnership with Childnet International. Both… Read more

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Free Internet Safety Tutorial at GCFGlobal May 13, 2021

Free Internet Safety Tutorial at GCFGlobal  This site has a progressive programme of lessons to introduce and develop your learners’ knowledge and understanding of… Read more

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Thinkuknow – internet safety resources May 13, 2021

Thinkuknow  This is the prefect place to start for all things internet safety. It has content for educators, families and learners. Read more

Lenzie Meadow Primary School – HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Lisa Ann Tani May 11, 2021

‘HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Have you ever created a digital resource and felt that it was somewhat uninspiring? It is easily done. We… Read more

What is Microsoft OneDrive? May 7, 2021

What is Microsoft OneDrive? OneDrive can be used to store and share your files and folders. It can host up to 1TB of materials for… Read more

Digital Literacy Skills – preparing to make digital content on a mobile device April 27, 2021

Having access to a mobile device that can capture and create media is amazing but there can be a tendency to pick it up and… Read more

Digital Literacy Skills – creating drawings on a mobile device April 27, 2021

Our digital devices provide us with the opportunity to draw the world around us. Being able to express their ideas with drawings can make learning… Read more

Digital Literacy Skills – creating music and audio on a mobile device April 27, 2021

Our digital devices provide us with the opportunity to capture sounds from the world around us. Being able to express their ideas with audio can… Read more

Digital Literacy Skills – creating videos on a mobile device April 27, 2021

Our digital devices provide us with the opportunity to capture video from the world around us. Being able to express their ideas with film can… Read more

Digital Literacy Skills – taking photos on a mobile device April 27, 2021

Our digital devices provide us with the opportunity to capture images from the world around us. Being able to express their ideas with photos can… Read more

Assessing Numeracy and Maths with Forms April 20, 2021

What is Microsoft Forms? – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) What is Google Forms? – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk) Forms can be used to create Quizzes (which allow assessment and… Read more

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Cyber in Numeracy and Mathematics April 19, 2021

Mind Your Money   When so much spending is done online, or digitally even when in-store, surely it makes sense that we explore how cyber… Read more

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CRIS Across the Curriculum: literacy, numeracy and HWB April 19, 2021

The internet and interconnected devices play such an important part in all of our lives. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that we help our… Read more

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What is Google Docs? April 1, 2021

Google Docs is a tool for creating text documents and can be used to: Create a page of text but can also contain tables and… Read more

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What is Google Sites? April 1, 2021

Google Sites is a tool for creating web pages and websites: Sites can contain a range of media, inlcuding text, images, video and sound Sites… Read more

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What is Google Classroom? April 1, 2021

Google Classroom is a digital hub for collaboration. Classroom can be used for communicating with learners, creating and sharing lessons, and assessing learning Find out… Read more

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What is Google Meet? April 1, 2021

Google Meet is a tool for video calling You may also want to see the Learning and Teaching Online pathway for ideas to use with… Read more

What is Google Drive? April 1, 2021

What is Google Drive? Google Drive is an online cloud storage tool Drive allows you to store documents online to be accessed anywhere and on… Read more

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What is Google Jamboard? April 1, 2021

Google Jamboard is a collaborative whiteboard tool Jamboards allows users to create spaces to share thoughts and ideas Jamboards can contain text, images, post-it notes… Read more

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What is Google Forms? April 1, 2021

Google Forms is a tool for creating surveys and quizzes Forms allows users to create surveys and self-marking quizzes Forms can be shared with Glow… Read more

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What is Google Slides? April 1, 2021

Google Slides is a tool for creating presentations: Slides can contain a range of media, inlcuding text, images, video and sound Slides can be shared… Read more

Remote Learning – What is Working? Berwickshire High School in Scottish Borders. February 25, 2021

In this guest blog post, Derek Huffman, PT Pedagogy / English Teacher from Berwickshire High School in Scottish Borders, South East Improvement Collaborative, shares what… Read more

Digital Quality Assurance of National Qualifications February 19, 2021

This post outlines one possible digital solution for a quality assurance process when reviewing leaner evidence. Using Microsoft Teams and OneNote, learner evidence can be… 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

Whiteboards and Notebooks February 9, 2021

There are a number of virtual whiteboard/notebook tools within Glow and these are useful tools for learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding – making… Read more

Assessment within Literacy and English February 9, 2021

The videos on this page demonstrate some approaches to formative assessment and feedback with digital tools in Literacy and English learning. These approaches could be… Read more

Assessment within Numeracy and Mathematics February 9, 2021

The videos on this page demonstrate some approaches to formative assessment and feedback with digital tools in Numeracy and Mathematics learning. These approaches could be… Read more

Forms and Quizzes February 9, 2021

What are Forms? Microsoft and Google both provide their own version of Forms that can be used to make forms or quizzes. Forms are created… Read more

Assignments February 9, 2021

Assignments are a useful tool for effective assessment. They allow the educator to make clear the learning activities and instructions, including all relevant resources in… Read more

Using Microsoft Forms to Support Learners and Assess Understanding February 9, 2021

Gayle Badger is a Biology and Science teacher from Johnstone High School in Renfrewshire. She has been using Microsoft Forms to support and assess learners… Read more

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Run your own CRIS event February 8, 2021

We have created this pack to support you in running your own Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety event. It contains information to support you when discussing… Read more

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Information Literacy – critical thinking online February 4, 2021

About information literacy “The ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to… Read more

Empowering Leaders of Change: digital as a driver to broaden school curriculum offer February 4, 2021

Digital as a driver to broaden school curriculum offer NL Digital School, North Lanarkshire Council Read more

Empowering Leaders of Change: a sustainable digital-first approach February 4, 2021

A sustainable digital-first approach Berth Park High School, Perth and Kinross Council Read more

Empowering Leaders of Change: Embedding digital into schools improvement planning and self-evaluation February 4, 2021

Embedding digital into schools improvement planning and self-evaluation Our Lady of the Missions Primary School, East Renfrewshire Council Read more

Empowering Leaders of Change: why digital? February 4, 2021

Why digital? Kirsty McFaul, Education Scotland Read more

Quick Wins for Maths: Barefoot Computing February 2, 2021

BT and Barefoot Computing provide free resources for teaching computational thinking. You can register for free at Barefoot Computing and use these great resources to… Read more

Quick Wins for Maths: code.org February 2, 2021

There is so much maths in computing and that presents excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Why not plan to introduce directional language through these engaging… Read more

Numeracy and Mathematics – Digital Playlist February 2, 2021

We have delivered  number of webinars with our Numeracy and Mathematics colleagues in the past year – those webinars can be viewed on this playlist.We… Read more

Quick Wins for Numeracy: CPA online February 2, 2021

Quick Wins for Numeracy, January 2021 We delivered a workshop on the use of mathsbot virtual manipulatives and Google Jamboard to develop learners’ numeracy understanding.… Read more

Quick Wins for Literacy: Screening Shorts February 2, 2021

Quick Wins: Screening Shorts 01/02/21 We delivered a workshop on the use of Screening Shorts (Glow) as a source of texts for developing thinking skills.… Read more

Supporting Strategic Reading on Screen February 2, 2021

Supporting Strategic Reading on Screen, January 2021 This professional learning model was developed by the Perth and Kinross Education Support Officer Team and shared with… Read more

Literacy and English – Digital Playlist February 2, 2021

Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Skills, YouTube playlist We developed and delivered two series of professional learning with our literacy and English colleagues last… Read more

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5. Google Interlands February 2, 2021

Google Interlands is the game that goes along with the Google: Be Internet Legends lesson plans. Both the game and lesson plans can be accessed… Read more

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What is Internet Safety? February 2, 2021

Share what internet safety looks like in your setting Please fill out this form The Scottish Government (2017) states: “Every child and young person has… Read more

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety February 2, 2021

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3. What Makes an Engaging CRIS Lesson? February 2, 2021

“Ensuring the elements of effective teaching are present – forexample clear explanations, scaffolding and feedback – is moreimportant than how or when they are provided.”… Read more

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Cyber in Health and Wellbeing February 2, 2021

This page is designed to help teachers plan learning that covers aspects of cyber resilience and internet safety and health and wellbeing (HWB).  go to… Read more

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What is Cyber Resilience? February 2, 2021

Share what cyber resilience looks like in your setting Please fill out this form The Scottish Government (2015) states that: “Cyber resilience is being able to… Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland January 28, 2021

MIE Scotland Blog Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland Grow your professional learning network with a likeminded community who understands and supports you. The community comprise… Read more

The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative January 13, 2021

Mr McCabe, from Prestwick Academy in South Ayrshire: “The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative is a community of teaching and non-teaching professionals on Microsoft… Read more

Digital Fire Drill: preparing for online learning December 20, 2020

Are you preparing for online learning in January? We loved this guide from Marr College in South Ayrshire about ‘digital fire drills’. These guides allow… Read more

McLaren High School, Building Community During Remote Learning December 11, 2020

Building Community McLaren High School in Callendar reflect on their approach to building community during remote learning.   You can follow McLaren High School on twitter… Read more

Glasgow’s Digital Journey to Attainment and Equity December 7, 2020

Richard McKean and Laura McEachran, from Glasgow City Council, recently shared their authority’s journey at the Aspire2Be learning festival. They outlined how they have been… Read more

Using Easi-Speak to develop storytelling and writing by Lynn Eileen Allison, Hoddom Primary in Dumfries and Galloway October 30, 2020

We have been using film literacy and voice-recording to develop our learners’ comprehension of a text.   We watched this video: Dragon Slayer | A… 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

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards, Grove Academy October 22, 2020

iDEA Awards, Grove Academy Gavin Pyott, PT Computing Science I became aware of the iDEA awards by chance when it was first launched 3 years… Read more

Race for the Line Event by Liz Dighton at Boroughmuir High School October 20, 2020

On a rather cold, but thankfully dry, Wednesday all 220 of our S1 pupils were involved in an inter-disciplinary project which was part of the National BBC micro:bit Model Rocket Car Challenge called Race for… Read more

Ada Lovelace Day – Opening Opportunities with Digital Technology by Emma Hedges October 20, 2020

Digital technology skills are one of my favourite things to teach because of the opportunities and experiences they provide pupils with. I have taught children… Read more

Having the skills and opportunity to work with others using digital technology, Heriot Primary, Renfrewshire October 12, 2020

Kay Harvey, Heriot Primary School, Renfrewshire (@HeriotPrimary) Whenever I plan a lesson, I refer to the Digital Learner poster to ensure that I am incorporating… Read more

Celebrating Computing Science on Ada Lovelace Day 2020 in Glasgow October 12, 2020

Richard McKean from Glasgow City Council wanted to share a massive thanks from everyone involved in digital learning across Glasgow this Ada Lovelace Day: “We… Read more

Mixed Delivery – A Quickstart Guide October 6, 2020

We have gathered together information that will support practitioners who would like to include learners who are at home with learning that is happening in… Read more

Scottish Cyber Awards October 1, 2020

The Scottish Cyber Awards are for anyone working in the cyber field who feels they or they know of someone who is going above and… 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

Delivering learning from school to home, Sarah Clark, Queen Anne High School September 22, 2020

When schools returned face to face this year in August I had thought that at some point throughout the years some of my students would… 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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Our Lockdown Journey as ESO for Digital Learning August 13, 2020

Our Lockdown Journey as ESO for Digital Learning By Meg Brough and Dave Keenan In January 2020 we gained the title ‘Education Support Officers for… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey One Moment in Time – Assessment August 3, 2020

This unique period in our history needed to be captured. It was one moment in time that, we will not experience again in our lifetime,… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey To app, or not to app, that is the question July 24, 2020

According to the New York Times (Nicas and Collins, 2019), there are now over 2 million apps available on the Apple App Store, anything you… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Lights, Camera, Action! Sustaining Engagement July 20, 2020

“Today’s young people should be taught using video games because they have ‘much lower attention spans’ than in the past” Headline quote from Mohit Midha,… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Every day is a school day July 20, 2020

The role of the teacher is forever evolving. We work in a complex and dynamic society, and this unexpected pandemic shone the spotlight on the… Read more

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Digital Learning at Beancross Primary, Falkirk July 7, 2020

Beancross Primary School have taken some time to reflect on their digital learning journey.   Their presentation covers the challenges and opportunities the school faced during… Read more

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Distance Learning 2020 at Kinneil Primary School, Bo’ness July 7, 2020

Kinneil Primary School in Bo’ness have shared with us their distance learning experience over the school building closure period.  This Sway outlines their use Teams,… Read more

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Digital Learning in Maths From the MIE Scotland blog July 3, 2020

Hugh Wallace Teacher of Maths Kyle Academy, South Ayrshire Twitter @MrWM4ths  Waking a Digital School As with all schools in Scotland, Kyle Academy closed… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Team Mossend July 3, 2020

At the beginning of Lockdown, John Swinney stated that schools should, ‘respond in a variety of imaginative, creative and stimulating ways to support continuity in… Read more

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A Devastating Fire, A Global Pandemic and The Evolution of Digital Teaching in the Biology Department at Peebles HS. July 1, 2020

Iona Minto, PT STEM and Teacher of Biology takes us on the journey of how digital teaching has remarkably evolved at Peebles High School in… Read more

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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Unfortunately, fortunate June 29, 2020

Unfortunately, on Tuesday 17th March 2020 we were told that we were classed as ‘clinically vulnerable’ to Covid-19 due to underlying health conditions and would… Read more

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Distance Learning at Deanburn Primary School, Falkirk June 27, 2020

At Deanburn Primary, we have developed our use of digital learning platforms throughout the period of school closure. We have worked together as a team… Read more

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How digital technology enhances the engagement of learning across the primary stages? St Patrick’s, South Ayrshire June 24, 2020

How digital technology enhances the engagement of learning across the primary stages? – A Professional Enquiry Daniella Mancini (@missmancini27) I set out to investigate the… Read more

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Spotlight On: Craigour Park Primary School’s Digital Journey. June 24, 2020

In this blog post, Matthew Greig, P4 Teacher and Digital Strategy Lead from Craigour Park Primary School in Edinburgh takes us on the digital journey… 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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Developing Conceptual Understanding of Maths through Blended Learning – Dalmilling Primary School, South Ayrshire June 23, 2020

Scott Morrow, Principal Teacher of Numeracy from Dalmilling Primary School in South Ayrshire has created a YouTube channel to host his videos that help learners,… 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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Delivering Music Instruction Remotely – North Ayrshire Music Service – From the MIE Scotland Blog June 22, 2020

I am Rosslyn Lee and I am the Digital Skills Coordinator for North Ayrshire Education.  Part of my job is to support staff and pupils… 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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Creating the Remote Inclusive Classroom, MIE Scotland Blog June 21, 2020

This post was written for the MIE Scotland blog by Chris Gerrard. The transition to remote, and now blended learning, has been incredibly challenging for… 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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Distance Learning Reflections with Primary 1 – Comely Park Primary School June 19, 2020

Sharon McDavid and Aileen Ramsay are stage partners teachers at Comely Park Primary School and have been teaching primary 1 this year. This Sway highlights… Read more

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Preparing for blended learning June 19, 2020

  Blended learning that maximises the time in the classroom with the teacher and provides an engaging online experience is the challenge many schools are… Read more

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The Literacy Academy: Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative June 18, 2020

The Literacy Academy is a central change idea of the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Literacy Plan informed by the National Improvement… Read more

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Jayne Mays, Fintry Primary – Online Learning with STEM Challenges June 16, 2020

When the prospect of a lockdown became apparent I, as an RCT teacher for the whole school, began to panic. My main concern was how… Read more

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Craigie High School’s Digital Journey during Lockdown June 16, 2020

  Craigie High School’s Digital Journey During Covid-19 Lockdown Before Covid-19, Craigie High School was looking to improve digital engagement for both pupils and staff.… Read more

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Rosebank Primary School – Engaging Parents and Learners June 16, 2020

At Rosebank Primary we have strived to ensure our approach to remote learning for our pupils is delivered in as simplistic and stress free way… Read more

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Virtual P7 Transition, Grangemouth High School Cluster June 15, 2020

Grangemouth High School have shared the following Sway with us. This is about their collaborative P7 virtual transition programme with Beancross Primary School, Bowhouse Primary… Read more

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Help from the MIEExpert Community June 12, 2020

The amazing MIEExperts up here in Scotland are keen to help teachers across the country whenever they can. As well as sharing on Twitter, below… Read more

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Blogging for Better Engagement with Hottsbridge Primary School, Dumfries and Galloway June 11, 2020

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Navigating Digital Learning Through Curriculum Planning. June 9, 2020

Learning and Teaching At Rosshall Academy, the announcement by Glasgow City Council that every student would receive an iPad came at a time when staff… Read more

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Growth Mindset for Experienced Teachers, Mandy Davidson Lenzie Academy June 8, 2020

  Hi I am Mandy Davidson Acting Principal Teacher Curriculum Support (Wider Achievement) RME/RMPS/Care  at Lenzie Academy. I came to be a Microsoft Expert because… 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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Remote Learning in Business Education June 7, 2020

Background Hi, I am Shelley a Business Education Teacher in the Scottish Borders. This is my first year as an MIEExpert and a Microsoft Trainer… Read more

Coalburn Primary – A Digital Transformation Story: Using G Suite to enhance and support learning June 5, 2020

A Digital Transformation Story: Using G Suite to enhance and support learning  Our story begins in 2017 when Coalburn Primary School received 11 Chromebooks as… Read more

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Tinto Primary & Nursery Classes – Digital development with Google for Education and G-Suite June 5, 2020

Digital development with Google for Education and G-Suite Over the past year I have been developing my digital skills as a teacher and as ICT… Read more

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Spotlight on: Claire McVittie, Teacher of English from St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Forth Valley and West Lothian. June 1, 2020

In this Guest blog post, Claire McVittie, Teacher of English from St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Forth Valley and West Lothian shares on how… Read more

Spotlight on: Supporting our Families, Young Children and Staff Digitally. June 1, 2020

Bathgate Early Years Centre, West Lothian, has always demonstrated a strong supportive ethos for our families, young children and staff. We have aimed to continue… Read more

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Self Portraits on Purple Mash from Cargenbridge Primary in Dumfries and Galloway May 29, 2020

by Louise Campbell – Class Teacher, Cargenbridge Primary Our learners have been creating digital artworks of themselves using a graphical paint app. We started working… Read more

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BeeBots at Home with Kirkton of Largo Primary School Fife May 28, 2020

Gemma Sanderson, Primary Teacher from Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Fife, shares how Computing Science learning can be continued at home by creating your… Read more

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Adapting to Teaching Online – Gillian Gillen, All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow May 27, 2020

  Since lockdown kicked in my main concern as a teacher has been – how do we reach our learners? Pupils had all been given… Read more

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Fintry Primary School – Engaging with Learners and Parents May 27, 2020

    At Fintry Primary School, we understand the challenges of teaching through an online platform and have explored a variety of options to ensure… Read more

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Frances Wright Nursery – Digital Engagement with Learners and Families May 27, 2020

      At Frances Wright Nursery we have used our nursery Twitter page to engage, not just with the parents, but also with the… Read more

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A Day in Lockdown with Mrs Pickard and P1b May 26, 2020

I’m a primary school teacher, passionate about digital learning but by no means an expert. This is where I am in our class learning journey… Read more

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Learning at Home with Troqueer Primary School, Dumfries and Galloway May 26, 2020

by Cathy Mackenzie, Acting Depute Head Teacher and P6/7 Class Teacher This video demonstrates Troqueer Primary School’s approach to using Microsoft Teams to support learning… Read more

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Our Lady’s RC Primary School – Engaging Parents and Learners May 26, 2020

At         Our Lady’s R.C. Primary School in Dundee, the prospect of delivering remote learning was a little frightening for some of… Read more

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Microsoft Teams In A P6 Classroom Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School May 26, 2020

I have learned a lot of digital skills since becoming a MIEExpert in 2016, however I had not had the opportunity to explore Microsoft Teams… Read more

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CALL Scotland’s Shirley Lawson shines the spotlight on iPad Accessibility May 26, 2020

The iPad is a popular, cool portable tablet which is commonly used to watch videos, play games and for social media.  In recent days, the… Read more

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West Lothian Early Years Learners Blog May 26, 2020

Our ELC blog was set up to support and maintain relationships with our children and families while spending time at home.  It is vibrant and updated daily to provide… Read more

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How I am using Microsoft Teams for physics May 26, 2020

Being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) has allowed me to develop my digital skills over the past five years.  However before this current crisis… Read more

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Online Science Planning Resource launched May 26, 2020

An online resource, prepared by the Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) programme, has been launched to support planning for meaningful and engaging primary science… 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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Lock Down Learning May 25, 2020

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Microsoft Whiteboard May 24, 2020

This is a blog post about how you can use Microsoft Whiteboard with Teams.  (https://whiteboard.microsoft.com/) This video shows some of you the choices that you… 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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Thoughts on the Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing, Jonathan Henderson and Emma Hedges May 21, 2020

Jonathan Henderson, Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, @MrHenderson321Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School, Falkirk, @MissHedgesVPS We are delighted to be part of the first cohort of a… Read more

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Distance Learning: Examples of Practice from Falkirk May 21, 2020

Practitioners from across Falkirk have collated examples of how they are using digital tools for distance learning.  The document contains examples from primary and secondary… Read more

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What distance learning looks like at St Mungos High School, Falkirk May 21, 2020

St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk have produced a Sway illustrating what distance learning looks like in the school. “We have shifted the emphasis during… 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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Problem Solving at Neilston Primary School, East Renfrewshire May 20, 2020

Problem Solving Challenges and Tutorials At Neilston Primary, we are creating instructional videos to set daily problem solving questions for our primary six and primary seven pupils. … Read more

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Pupil and Parental Engagement at St Mark’s Primary School, East Renfrewshire May 20, 2020

Increasing Pupil and Parental Engagement at St Mark’s with Twitter Tweets by StMarksPrimary1   In St. Mark’s, we have been working hard to increase parental… Read more

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30 Days of Creativity May 20, 2020

Glasgow Education Services CREATE was set up in 2016 to raise the profile of expressive arts and creativity as a means to raise attainment and… Read more

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Digital Registers at Mearns Primary, East Renfrewshire May 20, 2020

Digital Registers at Mearns Primary Our class teachers set a question on the assignment tab asking if the pupil is present or not. This allows… Read more

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Team MIEE Scotland share remote learning stories May 19, 2020

The Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts from across Scotland have shared examples of how they are using Office365 within Glow in their settings. These examples come… Read more

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Remote Learning in Glasgow May 19, 2020

To date 81% of teachers and 41% of pupils now have 1:1 managed iPads through our Connected Learning Programme. The deployment has now restarted remotely… Read more

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Photography Competition at Hillview primary School, East Renfrewshire May 18, 2020

  Photography Competition  During this period of closure it is more important than ever to have families involved. Our photography competition invites all our stakeholders… Read more

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Online Learning at St John’s Primary School, East Renfrewshire May 18, 2020

Online Learning at St John’s Primary School  St John’s, in Barrhead, have created their very own free-to-use website for teachers, parents and pupils to support… Read more

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History Teachers Connecting Through Teams May 18, 2020

Scottish Association of Teachers of History (SATH) on Microsoft Teams by Rebecca Hay If you are a Scottish History teacher get in touch with the… Read more

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A Selfie in Isolation! North West Community Campus, Dumfries and Galloway May 18, 2020

A Selfie in Isolation by Jamie McKie, Primary Teacher from North West Community Campus in Dumfries and Galloway. A Selfie in Isolation, an activity shared… Read more

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Collaboration and community May 15, 2020

This post follows a challenging week for myself, I reached out to a colleague sharing these challenges and received the comment from a colleague that… Read more

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Learning at Home – Ormiston Primary School, East Lothian May 15, 2020

Ormiston Primary School in East Lothian have documented their planning and experience of learning and teaching with technology for learning at home.  The document covers… 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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Case study on student engagement in virtual classrooms. May 14, 2020

In just a few short months the entire education system has changed, not only within Scotland but across the world. In response to the current… Read more

Gauging Engagement at Our Lady of the Missions Primary, East Renfrewshire May 14, 2020

Using Google Classroom Data to Gauge Engagement   Each class uses Google Classroom as the vehicle to support learning and teaching. The teachers set up… 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

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Computing Science at Stewarton Academy March 11, 2020

Fraser McKay, Computing Teacher at Stewarton Academy takes some time to talk about Computing Science delivery in the school.  Fraser discusses gender balance, escape rooms… Read more

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School Digital Self Evaluation December 16, 2019

Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland : The Role of our Education Establishments A resource for education establishments to self evaluate in terms of… Read more

Early Years Digital Learners at Bathgate Early Years Centre December 11, 2019

Early Level Digital Learners at Bathgate Early Years Centre, West Lothian sharing on using the internet at nursery and what this means to them.   Read more

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Staff Digital Skills Development at Bathgate Early Years Centre December 11, 2019

Staff at Bathgate Early Years Centre, West Lothian sharing on having a positive attitude towards digital CLPL and how the creation of a digital strategy… Read more

Digital Skills at Orchard Primary, North Lanarkshire November 26, 2019

Laura Gibb discusses Digital Skills at Orchard Primary School in North Lanarkshire from a teacher perspectrive.   Read more