Tag: feb22

18 February 10:00 – 13:00, UK DigiGirlz x GirlGuiding Day with Microsoft

The DigiGirlz Program aims to breakdown the stereotypes associated with careers in technology by giving young people the chance to experience first-hand what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.

 

Microsoft are primarily aiming these sessions at girls, in partnership with GirlGuiding, but they are open to all! They’re creating a space where girls aged 10-16 feel comfortable and excited to create using technology.

 

Sign up now!

 

Teams meeting link: aka.ms/DigiGirlzxGirlGuiding

If you have any questions, please reach out to ukdg@microsoft.com

 

When you join this event, your name, email address and/or phone number may be viewable by other session participants in the attendee list. By joining, you’re agreeing to this experience.

08 Feb, 10 – 10:45am Safer Internet Day, Live Read-Along with Digiduck author

Digiduck is brought to you by UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet.

Digiduck and the Magic Castle focuses on playing games online. Other themes within the book include peer pressure, password sharing, and in-app purchasing. You can download your free version of the book along with resources for educators here.

There’s a new game that everyone’s playing, and Digiduck wants to join in! With the help of his friends, he explores the magic castle, and they whizz through the levels after a lucky find makes it easier. Digiduck is in for a shock however, when he discovers that the spell ingredients are not the only things hidden in the game…The aim of this story is to help start conversations between children and adults about many aspects of online gaming, such as:

– the types of games that young children enjoy playing online and why- how to tell if real money can be spent- the social elements of gaming with others (e.g., keeping personal information safe)- what to do if someone is pressuring you to do something that you are unsure about

Book you place here

02 February 1600 – 1700, iDEA -Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is helping people of all ages develop digital and enterprise skills, discover new talents and gain digital confidence, for free.

There are over 80 bite-sized modules available to try on iDEA which have been created with industry experts and innovative employers. iDEA enables learners to showcase their skills as they earn digital badges, certificates and Awards which can be added to LinkedIn profiles, CVs and applications to help them stand out from the crowd.

This is your opportunity to find out more about how iDEA works straight from the iDEA team and Mr Pyott, Principal Teacher of Computing Science at Grove Academy, Dundee.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

08 February 1600 – 1700, How can Computing At School (CAS) Network Support Scotland?

Are you an Early Years, Primary or Secondary practitioner in Scotland and looking for a UK wide network to support and inspire you with innovative digital and computing science ideas?  Education Scotland has collaborated with Computing at School (CAS) to bring you this information session on how the CAS network can support you.  During the session you will hear about growing your personal learning network, working groups, resources, events and lots more to develop your practice.  There will also be Q&A during the session.

There will also be two prize draws of books.

How to Teach Computer Science – Parable, Practice and Pedagogy by Alan Harrison.  Alan will also pop in to the session to talk more about his book

The Digital Adventures of Ava and Chip – Smart City by Beverly Clarke.

BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE YOU HAVE TO JOIN CAS HERE AND SELECT THE EDUCATION SCOTLAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH CAS COMMUNITY

Book your place here after you have registered with CAS