Latest posts from guest bloggers and the community

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 @McLarenHigh Access the full presentation here 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 be working at home for an extended period of time due to covid. That ‘blended learning’ approach we had been planning for back in June would still be needed but didn’t think I would be doing it so soon! I am a biology and science teacher at Queen Anne High… 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 we return to teach in a classroom at a social distance from our students, I can set the deck to work either at a student or instructor pace. Using the asynchronous setting Pear Deck allows students to work at their own pace unhindered by others. Nothing holds them back; the… 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, but without a doubt, our pupils will always remember the time that the country went into lockdown, schools closed, they couldn’t play with their friends and they watched their teachers at home on webcams. As educators, we assess to see what our children know, understand and can do and this… 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 can think of, in the words of Sesame Street’s infamous song: “There’s an app for that”; yet not all apps are created equally and just because an app exists does not necessarily mean that it is right for our pupils, families, or school. It is extremely easy to get swept… 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, the chief executive of Mangahigh that appeared in a recent TES Magazine edition (Hazell, 2018); although the merits of this statement can be debated, the fact remains that teachers are undoubtedly up against the ever-growing numbers of pupils who now play video games, who access social media (even at primary… 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 tenacity, innovation and resilience of our profession across Scotland as we all worked hard to find ways to continue our delivery of quality teaching and learning in an unchartered and uncertain context. At Mossend Primary School we had our one Microsoft Team set up and the reasons for this we… Read more

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Wakelet: You asked, we listened! July 15, 2020

The responses from many of our webinar evaluation forms told us that practitioners would like to know more about Wakelet, to learn how to effectively save and organise content and learning materials all together in the one place. This interactive PDF file will help you to get started. We would love to hear how you get on in the future when using Wakelet and welcome you to ‘get involved’ and share a digital learning blog… Read more

Guest Bloggers

Lenzie Meadow Primary School – HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Lisa Ann Tani - 'HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Have you ever created a digital resource and felt…
Using QR Codes Creatively within Williamsburgh Primary School, Aileen Mackey - The following link showcases how QR codes have been creatively used within our school in…
Shetland Islands Council Q&A - Education Scotland’s DigiLearn team are always happy to provide their digital expertise and support to…
Aberdeenshire EAL Header Aberdeenshire English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service - In Aberdeenshire, our EAL teachers have been working to find the best ways to support…
McLaren High School, Building Community During Remote Learning - Building Community McLaren High School in Callendar reflect on their approach to building community during…
Using Easi-Speak to develop storytelling and writing by Lynn Eileen Allison, Hoddom Primary in Dumfries and Galloway - We have been using film literacy and voice-recording to develop our learners' comprehension of a…
Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards, Grove Academy - iDEA Awards, Grove Academy Gavin Pyott, PT Computing Science I became aware of the iDEA…
Title image - Q and A DigiLearnScot Webinar Q&A with Claire Eade, Meethill Primary School, Peterhead - We have been speaking to teachers across Scotland to find out more about their experiences…
Delivering learning from school to home, Sarah Clark, Queen Anne High School - When schools returned face to face this year in August I had thought that at…
Stay Organised with Wakelet - I would like to share with you, my fellow educators, a tool I have discovered recently.…
Blog Header - Rachel Creating engaging, interactive lessons in Home Economics using Google Slides and Pear Deck - Using Pear Deck, a Google Slides Add-On, in Home Economics makes the lessons engaging, fun,…
Guest Bloggers D Keenan and M Brough DCC Our Lockdown Journey as ESO for Digital Learning - Our Lockdown Journey as ESO for Digital Learning By Meg Brough and Dave Keenan In…

Community Posts

Remote Learning – What is Working? Berwickshire High School in Scottish Borders. - In this guest blog post, Derek Huffman, PT Pedagogy / English Teacher from Berwickshire High…
Using Microsoft Forms to Support Learners and Assess Understanding - Gayle Badger is a Biology and Science teacher from Johnstone High School in Renfrewshire. She…
Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland - MIE Scotland Blog Microsoft Innovative Educators in Scotland Grow your professional learning network with a…
The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative - Mr McCabe, from Prestwick Academy in South Ayrshire: "The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative…
webinar logo for literacy Teaching English with O365 Forms, Susan Galloway, Drumchapel High School - Susan Galloway, from Drumchapel High School in Glasgow, shares how she has used O365 Forms…
Glasgow’s Digital Journey to Attainment and Equity - Richard McKean and Laura McEachran, from Glasgow City Council, recently shared their authority's journey at…
Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary – Webinar - Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan, St Joseph’s Primary School, Aberdeen We shared how Blended Learning…
Using Easi-Speak to develop storytelling and writing by Lynn Eileen Allison, Hoddom Primary in Dumfries and Galloway - We have been using film literacy and voice-recording to develop our learners' comprehension of a…
Bebras Computing Challenge at Portlethen Academy - post by Ian Simpson (@familysimpson), Faculty Head of ICT at Portlethen Academy (@portyacad)   What is…
Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards, Grove Academy - iDEA Awards, Grove Academy Gavin Pyott, PT Computing Science I became aware of the iDEA…
Race for the Line Event by Liz Dighton at Boroughmuir High School - On a rather cold, but thankfully dry, Wednesday all 220 of our S1 pupils were involved in an inter-disciplinary project which…
Ada Lovelace Day – Opening Opportunities with Digital Technology by Emma Hedges - Digital technology skills are one of my favourite things to teach because of the opportunities…