Early Learning and Childcare

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The Early Learning and Childcare Hub is a virtual learning environment for early learning and childcare practitioners where you can share information and work with colleagues from your local authority or across Scotland.

There is access to support materials and up to date information on policy and practice in the early years.

 

Early Learning and Childcare Posts

Staying Connected as an ELC Team: Microsoft & Google Collaboration Tools within the Glow Environment. October 29, 2020

These introductory webinars focused on how ELC practitioners can make the best use of digital tools that are available to use via Glow to support… Read more

19 November 2020 4-5pm. Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: unplugged and outdoors. PM Webinar via Glow October 15, 2020

  This webinar will take place within Microsoft Teams within Glow. A Glow login is required to join the webinar. This webinar will focus on… Read more

19 November 2020 10-11am. Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: unplugged and outdoors. AM Webinar via Google Meet. October 15, 2020

  This webinar will take place within Google Meet. A GMail login is required to join the webinar. This webinar will focus on how we… 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

Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning. October 9, 2020

This introductory webinar was delivered to raise and support practitioner awareness of a range of digital tools that exist to support learners to document their… Read more

Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science. October 6, 2020

This webinar was delivered to raise and support practitioner awareness of the National advice, guidance and where to access a wealth of free learning and… Read more

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17 September 16:00 – 17:00, Unleashing Creativity Using Digital Tools August 18, 2020

Find out how you can embed creativity and digital tools into your everyday lessons through this online webinar. Creativity can be thought of as the… Read more

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20 August 16:00 – 17:00, An Introduction to using Glow and Office 365: Easing Workflow August 18, 2020

Interactive overview of RM Unify and Office 365 Introductory interactive overview of RM Unify and Office 365 – Adding tiles and customising your Glow Launchpad… 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

29 October 2020 16:00 – 17:00, Staying Connected as an ELC Team: GSuite Collaboration Tools via Glow. August 7, 2020

Afternoon Webinar – Thursday 29th October 2020 4-5pm A Gmail login is required to join this webinar. This session will focus on how ELC practitioners… Read more

28 October  2020 10:00 – 11:00, Staying Connected as an ELC Team: MS O365 Collaboration Tools via Glow August 7, 2020

Morning webinar – Wednesday 28th October  2020 10 -11am A Gmail login is required to join this webinar. This session will focus on how ELC… Read more

07 October  2020 16:00 – 17:00, Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning. August 7, 2020

Afternoon Webinar – Wednesday 7th October  2020 4-5pm Gmail login required. In this introductory session, you will find out about a range of digital tools… Read more

07 October  2020 10:00 – 11:00, Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning. August 7, 2020

Morning Webinar – Wednesday 7th October  2020 10-11am Gmail login required. In this introductory session, you will find out about a range of digital tools… Read more

01 October 2020 16:00 -17:00, Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science. August 7, 2020

Afternoon Webinar -Thursday 1 Oct 2020 4-5pm Gmail login required. Gain an understanding of the National advice, guidance and where to access a wealth of… Read more

01 October 2020 10:00 – 11:00, Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science. August 7, 2020

AM Webinar -Thursday 1 Oct 2020 10-11am Gmail login required. Gain an understanding of the National advice, guidance and where to access a wealth of… 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Webinar : Barefoot Computing Showcase May 19, 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020, 2pm Showcasing Barefoot Computing plugged and unplugged activities which can be used at home or in school to develop computational thinking.… Read more

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Webinar: Evidencing Learning through iMovie including Green Screen May 19, 2020

Tuesday 9th June 2020, 2pm Showcasing the range of tool within iMovie and its potential use in all areas of the curriculum. This session will… Read more

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Webinar: Evidencing Learning through Book Creator May 19, 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 2pm Showcasing the range of tools within the free version of BookCreator and its potential use in all areas of the… 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