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scottish digital literacy week

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

Schools Challenge for International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June

Schools Challenge for International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June

The Civil and Environmental Engineers at Abertay University are running a video competition for INWED22 (International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June). The challenge is open to students at Secondary Schools, Colleges, Universities and Graduates.

The challenge is to create a 2 minute video which highlights: a female engineer; a structure designed by a female engineer; &/or showcases the impact of the inventor or her innovation or how it could shape future developments. The winner will receive a £50 amazon voucher. The finalists and winner will be announced at an Abertay event on INWED day (23rd June).

Deadline for entries 20th June 2022.

Poster containing text for INWED video challenge from Abertay University.

Poster containing text on tips and entry info for INWED video challenge from Abertay University.

4th May Digital Futures Discover

04 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 1: Discover the Tech Industry

4th May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 1 : Discover the Tech Industry

This session, jointly presented by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, aims to familiarise participants with Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future resources which can support your pupils in preparing for a technology-driven world of work and careers in digital roles.

This five part professional learning series will take you through the complete Explore the Digital Future programme, providing practitioners with a clear understanding of the content and how it relates to research and our curriculum in Scotland.

Run jointly by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, this session will include:

  • Coverage of the Discover The Tech Industry resources as part of Microsoft’s Digital Futures programme. The webinar will take place in three sections which will
    • exploring resources,
    • a live demonstration of how the programme section can be used, and
    • how the programme links to research with guest speakers from Microsoft and/or industry.

This webinar aims to:

  • develop educators confident use of Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme,
  • allow practitioners to explore resources which may prepare young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, demonstrate how diversity helps build better technology, and how it can be used as a force for positive change,
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences.

Participants are encouraged to attend a minimum of four of the five sessions in order to be issued with a certificate of completion.

Click here to book Digital Futures : Discover the Tech Industry (Session 1) via the Tablet Academy Scotland website.

 

Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second Level – North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinders

The North Lanarkshire Digital Pathfinder Team have created these digital Christmas Activity Booklets for Early, First and Second level.

Book Creator was used to create the booklets as it allows children to access the books independently at home or in school. The booklets are a more sustainable method to accessing a range of Christmas activities across the curriculum and can help to reduce photocopying. The learners have enjoyed using this resource as it allows them to engage with different digital media. The booklets also provide the opportunity for the learner to consolidate their digital skills and use personalisation and choice when completing the activities.

24 January 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Sharing Success – Introduction to Blogging in Glow

24th January 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Pencil Case Series : Sharing Success – Introduction to Blogging in Glow

This session aims to familiarise participants with WordPress Blogs which can be accessed and created via Glow. We will cover core features and how it can be used for learning and teaching. We will also discuss how you can opt to use blogs you create to share learning experiences beyond Glow with your community. The session may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to Glow, returning to teaching, newly qualified practitioners or those who have not yet used the blogs feature.

This session will include:

  • accessing the blogs application in Glow;
  • creating Glow blogs and incorporating images, links and learning experiences within them; and
  • how to turn on sharing settings allowing you to share your blog within or beyond Glow.

This webinar aims to:

  • enable participants to gain awareness of key features of WordPress Blog within Glow;
  • allow practitioners to explore how this tool can support learning, teaching and collaboration with learners, colleagues or beyond Glow; and
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences through Glow.

Click here to book Sharing Success – Introduction to Blogging in Glow on 24th January 2022

12 January 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Sharing Success – Introduction to Google Sites

12th January 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Pencil Case Series : Sharing Success – Introduction to Google Sites

This session aims to familiarise participants with Google Sites which can be accessed and created via Glow. We will cover core features and how it can be used for learning and teaching. We will also cover how you can opt to use a site to share learning experiences beyond Glow with your community. The session may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to Glow, returning to teaching, newly qualified practitioners or those who have not yet used the Google products within Glow.

This session will include:

  • accessing Google applications in Glow;
  • creating Google Sites and incorporating images, links and learning experiences within them; and
  • how to turn on sharing settings allowing you to share your Google Site within or beyond Glow.

 

This webinar aims to:

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

Click here to book Sharing Success – Introduction to Google Sites on 12th January 2022

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

17 August 2021, 16:15 – 17:15 Introduction to Google Workspace for Education in Glow

17th August 2021, 16:15 – 17:15 Return To School Series: Intro to Google Workspace for Education in Glow

This introductory session aims to familiarise participants with Google Workspace for Education tools available within Glow. The webinar will demonstrate how these tools can be used for learning and teaching and may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to using Google applications, returning to teaching or newly qualified practitioners.

The content of our session will include:

  • Glow Launchpad – personalise your Launchpad including how access resources available locally and nationally.
  • Calendar – support collaboration, identify key features including changing meeting settings, and create calendars to share resources.
  • Google Drive – a one stop shop to tools which can create, collaborate, and store resources.
  • Accessibility Features – reviewing some of the tools to support and benefit all Google Workspace for Education users, focusing on Docs.
  • Jamboard – this interactive tool can be used to support pedagogy across the curriculum and is suitable for use by all.
  • Keep – an online pocket to keep things handy when planning.

This webinar aims to:

  • enable participants to gain awareness of key Google Workspace for Education tools 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 Google for Workspace tools.

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. Some products may not be available in your Local Authority, please check in advance.

Please note, a practitioner Glow login is required to join in the webinar.

Click here to book Introducing Google Workspace for Education Tools within Glow on 17th August.

This session will be repeated on the the 10th August 2021.

10 August 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Google Workspace for Education in Glow

10th August 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Return To School Series: Intro to Google Workspace for Education in Glow

This introductory session aims to familiarise participants with Google Workspace for Education tools available within Glow. The webinar will demonstrate how these tools can be used for learning and teaching and may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to using Google applications, returning to teaching or newly qualified practitioners.

The content of our session will include:

  • Glow Launchpad – personalise your Launchpad including how access resources available locally and nationally.
  • Calendar – support collaboration, identify key features including changing meeting settings, and create calendars to share resources.
  • Google Drive – a one stop shop to tools which can create, collaborate, and store resources.
  • Accessibility Features – reviewing some of the tools to support and benefit all Google Workspace for Education users, focusing on Docs.
  • Jamboard – this interactive tool can be used to support pedagogy across the curriculum and is suitable for use by all.
  • Keep – an online pocket to keep things handy when planning.

This webinar aims to:

  • enable participants to gain awareness of key Google Workspace for Education tools 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 Google for Workspace tools.

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. Some products may not be available in your Local Authority, please check in advance.

Please note, a practitioner Glow login is required to join in the webinar.

Click here to book Introducing Google Workspace for Education Tools within Glow on 10th August.

This session will be repeated on the the 17th August 2021.