Tag: dec21

14 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Jazzy Jumper Game (CONFIDENT CODERS)

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a jazzy jumper memory game!

This live Code Along is for confident coders P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project.  When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Code Along Team channel where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the code along your class will be guided through each of the steps to create a jazzy jumper memory game. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before this live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

Please sign up here

08 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Catch a Reindeer

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a game to catch a reindeer!

This live Code Along is for beginners P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project. When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Team where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the live lesson your class will be guided through each of the steps required to code a game to catch a reindeer. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before the live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

Sign up here

09 December 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Fabulous Forms and Quality Quizzes

9th December 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Pencil Case Series : Introducing Fabulous Forms and Quality Quizzes with Microsoft Forms

This session aims to familiarise participants with the Microsoft Forms application within Glow. We will cover core features and how it can be used for learning and teaching. The session may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to Glow, returning to teaching or newly qualified practitioners. This introductory webinar will cover Microsoft Forms which are available to every Glow user.

This session will include:

  • creating, issuing and overseeing shared Forms;
  • demonstration of how Forms can be used in conjunction with other Glow products including Teams; and
  • accessing the completed Form or Quiz responses.

This webinar aims to:

  • enable participants to gain awareness of key features of Microsoft Forms within Glow;
  • allow practitioners to explore how these tools can support learning, teaching and collaboration with learners or colleagues; and
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences through Glow and its O365 tools.

Click here to book Introducing Fabulous Forms and Quality Quizzes with Microsoft Forms on 9th December 2021

02 December 2021, 16:00 – 16:45 Introducing Microsoft Teams Assignments with Insights Data

2nd December 2021, 16:00 – 16:45 Digital Pencil Case Series : Introducing Microsoft Teams Assignments with Insight Data

This session will introduce participants to Microsoft Teams Assignments and the associated Microsoft Insights data it produces. Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account and a staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

This session will include:

  • Creating, issuing and overseeing assignments
  • Creating rubrics to support learners in completing activities and with the moderation of submitted work.
  • Accessing the engagement data and completed work data captured by assignments

This webinar aims to:

  • enable participants to gain awareness of key features of Microsoft Teams within Glow;
  • allow practitioners to explore how these tools can support learning, teaching and collaboration with learners or colleagues; and
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences through Glow and its O365 tools.

Click here to book Introducing Microsoft Teams Assignments with Insights Data within Glow on 2nd December 2021

08 December 1630 – 1730, Stepping Stones with GTCS – Getting Started with Digital

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This episode of professional learning will outline:

  • the four organisers that make up digital literacy and digital skills
  • what makes effective digital learning, teaching and assessment
  • how teachers can navigate all of these ideas and plan their own professional development in digital

Sign up for Stepping Stones

ABOUT STEPPING STONES
The workshops are online and have a duration of one hour. They are hosted monthly on Microsoft Teams. Workshops are informative, relevant and encourage participation. Participants can choose to attend as many workshops as they wish.

 

01 December, 16:00 – 17:00 This is Primary Computing Science – 3 part course

Education Scotland have partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to deliver this 3 part certified course to develop your knowledge of teaching computing science across the primary curriculum using Barefoot resources. This course is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing science and will help fill potential gaps in knowledge. This course will be offered over term 2, 2021, and run again in term 3/4 2022.

Book your place here

15/09/21/ 4pm Computational Thinking – Critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum

Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills as you give some of Barefoot’s “unplugged” activities a try – proving you don’t need expensive kit to teach computing. You’ll take away a range of lesson ideas you can try immediately with your learners.

3/11/21 4pm Code along with Scratch

Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with this interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges. This workshop will build on the previous session as we explore how computational thinking skills are applied when programming.

1/12/21 4pm Pedagogy and Computing Science

Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.