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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 have all experienced “death by PowerPoint”. ThingLink is a fabulous (and free) platform created by a Microsoft Gold Partner team which can be used to create highly engaging virtual classrooms, tours and even escape rooms. Let’s dive in. Example of primary one homework focusing on rhyme: Our school’s Senior Leadership… Read more

Using QR Codes Creatively within Williamsburgh Primary School, Aileen Mackey May 10, 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 digital literacy across the curriculum, overcome written communication and interpretation barriers, provide opportunities for vertical learning through interactive displays, and to provide a sustainable and efficient method for staff training, to enhance our service provision. Evaluation and feedback on the success of these strategies is also included. View the presentation… Read more

Shetland Islands Council Q&A March 14, 2021

Education Scotland’s DigiLearn team are always happy to provide their digital expertise and support to practitioners. In October 2020 the team took part in Shetland Islands Council’s two in-service days for practitioners, which for the first time were held on-line.  The DigiLearn team provided a wide range of sessions for staff on everything from digital pedagogy skills to unleashing creativity using digital tools.  In this Q&A Jacqueline Casey, Workforce Development Advisor at the time, and… 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 as class teachers. If adapting to the challenges of the pandemic and online learning were not hard enough, many children and families have also faced the language barrier, as well as perhaps not being familiar with the Scottish Curriculum and routines and norms that may be taken for granted as… Read more

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Spotlight On: Craigour Park Primary School’s Digital Journey.

June 24, 2020
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Team Mossend

July 3, 2020

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

September 22, 2020
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Aberdeenshire English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service

February 10, 2021

Lenzie Meadow Primary School – HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY ENGAGING CONTENT Lisa Ann Tani

May 11, 2021
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Lights, Camera, Action! Sustaining Engagement

July 20, 2020

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

June 1, 2020

Using QR Codes Creatively within Williamsburgh Primary School, Aileen Mackey

May 10, 2021
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P1 Transition Support, Strathburn School, Aberdeenshire

May 21, 2020
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BeeBots at Home with Kirkton of Largo Primary School Fife

May 28, 2020
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Craigie High School’s Digital Journey during Lockdown

June 16, 2020
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Navigating Digital Learning Through Curriculum Planning.

June 9, 2020

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards, Grove Academy

October 22, 2020
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Our Digital Journey at Logie Durno Primary School

May 14, 2020
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Frances Wright Nursery – Digital Engagement with Learners and Families

May 27, 2020
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DigiLearnScot Webinar Q&A with Claire Eade, Meethill Primary School, Peterhead

September 29, 2020
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Tinto Primary & Nursery Classes – Digital development with Google for Education and G-Suite

June 5, 2020
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Learning at Home – Ormiston Primary School, East Lothian

May 15, 2020

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

October 30, 2020
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The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Blended.

June 19, 2020
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Our Lady’s RC Primary School – Engaging Parents and Learners

May 26, 2020
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey One Moment in Time – Assessment

August 3, 2020
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Let’s all “Meet” up – in a virtual learning environment

May 26, 2020
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Jayne Mays, Fintry Primary – Online Learning with STEM Challenges

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

June 16, 2020
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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
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Digital Support in Aberdeenshire

May 14, 2020
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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
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Post School Destinations, UCAS – Virtual Showcase

June 23, 2020
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Northern Alliance, Language Learning Webinars

June 29, 2020

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

June 5, 2020
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Moray Council Instrumental Instruction Service 

June 22, 2020

Stay Organised with Wakelet

September 22, 2020
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Removing Barriers to Learning Computing Science at Speyside School

May 22, 2020
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Creating engaging, interactive lessons in Home Economics using Google Slides and Pear Deck

September 2, 2020
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Remote Learning, Strathburn School, Aberdeenshire

May 21, 2020
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How digital technology enhances the engagement of learning across the primary stages? St Patrick’s, South Ayrshire

June 24, 2020
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Parent and Community Engagement during ‘Lockdown’

June 23, 2020
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Summary of Online learning in Millburn Academy Science Faculty

June 23, 2020
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Case study on student engagement in virtual classrooms.

May 14, 2020
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Preparing for blended learning

June 19, 2020
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey Unfortunately, fortunate

June 29, 2020

McLaren High School, Building Community During Remote Learning

December 11, 2020
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Adapting to Teaching Online – Gillian Gillen, All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow

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

May 27, 2020
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey – Every day is a school day

July 20, 2020

Shetland Islands Council Q&A

March 14, 2021
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Remote Learning in Glasgow

May 19, 2020
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Flipgrid in the Remote P1 Classroom, Riverbank School, Aberdeen City

May 22, 2020
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West Lothian Early Years Learners Blog

May 26, 2020
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Movie Makers at Banchory Primary

June 8, 2020
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Mossend Primary School – Remote Learning Journey To app, or not to app, that is the question

July 24, 2020
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Our Lockdown Journey as ESO for Digital Learning

August 13, 2020
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Thoughts on the Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing, Jonathan Henderson and Emma Hedges

May 21, 2020
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CALL Scotland’s Shirley Lawson shines the spotlight on iPad Accessibility

May 26, 2020