Latest posts from guest bloggers and the community

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

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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 remote learning. The presentation covers the  key features and tools within Microsoft Teams as well as the other digital learning apps used by the school. Twitter: @BeancrossPS View the full presentation here Read more

Guest Bloggers

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…
screenshot of the four contexts Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey One Moment in Time – Assessment - This unique period in our history needed to be captured. It was one moment in…
collection of digital tool logos Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey To app, or not to app, that is the question - According to the New York Times (Nicas and Collins, 2019), there are now over 2…
mossend blended approach Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Lights, Camera, Action! Sustaining Engagement - “Today's young people should be taught using video games because they have ‘much lower attention…
mossend FAST remote learning strategy Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Every day is a school day - The role of the teacher is forever evolving. We work in a complex and dynamic…
team mossend blog post header Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Team Mossend - At the beginning of Lockdown, John Swinney stated that schools should, ‘respond in a variety…
Northern Alliance language webinars Northern Alliance, Language Learning Webinars - The Northern Alliance Sharepoint site offers an ongoing series of webinars to support practitioners both…
mossend blog post header Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Unfortunately, fortunate - Unfortunately, on Tuesday 17th March 2020 we were told that we were classed as ‘clinically…
St Patricks PS blog post header How digital technology enhances the engagement of learning across the primary stages? St Patrick’s, South Ayrshire - How digital technology enhances the engagement of learning across the primary stages? - A Professional…

Community Posts

Stay Organised with Wakelet - I would like to share with you, my fellow educators, a tool I have discovered recently.…
Call Scotland Professional Learning 2020 - CALL Scotland's Professional Learning will be delivered as 90 minute Online Learning workshops between August…
bean cross primary school post header Digital Learning at Beancross Primary, Falkirk - Beancross Primary School have taken some time to reflect on their digital learning journey.   Their…
Kinneil primary blood post leader image Distance Learning 2020 at Kinneil Primary School, Bo’ness - Kinneil Primary School in Bo'ness have shared with us their distance learning experience over the…
mie Scotland blog logo Digital Learning in Maths From the MIE Scotland blog - Hugh Wallace Teacher of Maths Kyle Academy, South Ayrshire Twitter @MrWM4ths  Waking a Digital…
Peebles high school STEM blog post header A Devastating Fire, A Global Pandemic and The Evolution of Digital Teaching in the Biology Department at Peebles HS. - Iona Minto, PT STEM and Teacher of Biology takes us on the journey of how…
Deanburn primary school blog post header Distance Learning at Deanburn Primary School, Falkirk - At Deanburn Primary, we have developed our use of digital learning platforms throughout the period…
mie Scotland blog logo Delivering Music Instruction Remotely – North Ayrshire Music Service – From the MIE Scotland Blog - I am Rosslyn Lee and I am the Digital Skills Coordinator for North Ayrshire Education. …
mie Scotland blog logo Creating the Remote Inclusive Classroom, MIE Scotland Blog - This post was written for the MIE Scotland blog by Chris Gerrard. The transition to…
Comely Park primary blog post header Distance Learning Reflections with Primary 1 – Comely Park Primary School - Sharon McDavid and Aileen Ramsay are stage partners teachers at Comely Park Primary School and…
the literacy acedMt blog post header The Literacy Academy: Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative - The Literacy Academy is a central change idea of the Forth Valley and West Lothian…
teams channels Virtual P7 Transition, Grangemouth High School Cluster - Grangemouth High School have shared the following Sway with us. This is about their collaborative…