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Scottish Digital Literacy Week 2022 #SDLW22

Scottish Digital Literacy Week 22 is happening! #SDLW22

Put a hold in your planner for the week of the 3rd of October 2022 and join us for exciting interactive live digital literacy lessons. 

We’ll have more details of what to expect in these lessons nearer the time, resources you might require and skills you’ll need. There will be teacher training sessions throughout September to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to support learners in these live lessons.

These lessons and follow-up activities will be base don our refreshed digital literacy support for 22/23.

So, keep your eyes peeled for more updates and details as we release the (everything will be added here) and share on socials #SDLW22

05 September 16:00, Launch of Scottish Digital Literacy Week 2022 - Digital Literacy is the skillset and knowledge required to use the devices, platforms and services we need to fully take part in society for life,…

05 September 16:00, Launch of Scottish Digital Literacy Week 2022

Digital Literacy is the skillset and knowledge required to use the devices, platforms and services we need to fully take part in society for life, learning and work.

This webinar will outline:

  • the need for digital literacy in our learners
  • the support we’ll offer to educators to deliver this
  • the exciting activities and challenges for learners to get involved in on #SDLW22

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Make It Happen – supporting schools with digital learning

Based in Scotland, Make It Happen is a charity with a clear focus, to inspire children and young people’s engagement with digital learning. One of the main ways they inspire learners is through their innovative and exciting app competition which is run for entire primary schools.

They also run special online #Happathon events, create resources and can offer support to both pupils (Digital Leaders) and staff to equip them with knowledge and ideas about how to use specific resources. 

 

Make It Happen delivered an online presentation to explain who they are and what they do:

  • Make it Happen
  • Engagement with schools
  • Support for teachers

Want to explore careers in tech? Make It Happen have shared this presentation all about careers.

Tech We Can: Tech for the Planet lesson resource

Tech She Can is delighted to share the brand new Tech We Can lesson, ‘Tech for the Planet’ which is out now!

“Since the COP26 climate summit earlier this month, topics such as sustainable living and protecting the future of our planet have dominated the news agenda, as well as entering our everyday conversations, including those taking place in schools and among young people.

Our latest free on-demand Tech We Can lesson, ‘Tech for the Planet’ aims to show some of the innovative ways in which technologists around the world are using technology to protect our air, reduce waste, help clean the oceans and preserve our wildlife. It also highlights role models working in these areas – Lucinda Jones from Unilever and Mikya Rozner from Tesco – which we hope will inspire young viewers to consider a future career in technology.

You can watch the lesson, aimed at 8 – 14 year olds, and taught by Becky Patel and Katie King here.

If you’d like to explore other Tech We Can educational resources, for use at school or at home, please head over to techwecan.org and complete a short registration form to gain access to a wide range of on-demand lessons and lesson packs. Each explores the use of technology in a different area – from sport, to food and outer space – and highlights the types of careers that students could go into in the future.