Tag: Jan21

27 Jan, 1600 – Quick and Easy Numeracy Wins for Online Learning

Quick and Easy Numeracy Wins for Online Learning

Wednesday 27th January 2021 4pm

 

This webinar will explore some quick and useful strategies for teaching numeracy in and out of the classroom. It will also focus on digital tools to support you deliver this learning during the current online learnign phase. A Glow login is required for this session.

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27 Jan 2021, 15:45-16:45: Using the National eLearning Offer to Support Learning

You will require a glow login for this webinar.

This webinar will explore how the National e-Learning Offer can be used to support learning, both remotely and during recovery in school.

The National e-Learning Offer brings together the live learning option from e-Sgoil, recorded content led by West partnership and supported materials identified by teacher networks and organised by Education Scotland

This webinar will include input from practitioners sharing good practice on how they are currently utilising the recorded resources to support remote learning, and will showcase West OS, an online library of quality assured, recorded lessons created by teachers in Scotland.

These recorded lessons can be prescribed by teachers to complement the learning experiences they are currently planning for learners working remotely. Links to individual videos can be shared with learners to direct them to specific content related to their current work or to support revision. Young people also have access to West OS to support their independent learning and revision.

West OS has been created by teachers, and content is continually being uploaded as this platform evolves.

A summary of some of the content currently available on West OS includes:

• Lessons in BGE Literacy and Numeracy

• Full N5 and Higher Maths Courses

• Full N5 Biology Course

• Units available in: Higher Physics, Higher Modern Studies, Advanced Higher English, Higher English, N5 History, N5 Geography, Higher and N5 HFT.

• Material also available in many other courses including: Higher Admin & IT, N4,N5 and Higher Art&Design.

• Recorded practical experiments are also available in N5 and Higher Chemistry, and Advanced Higher Biology.

Currently available via the West OS powered by ClickView app which is accessible via Glow (access is available to those local authorities who have signed up for this service) and aims to ensure that all children and young people are able to access high quality learning experiences regardless of circumstances.

25 Jan, 2021, 15:45 – 16:45 Delivering Content Online for secondary CDT practitioners

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment.  Register Here  

About this Event

You will require a glow login for this webinar.

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment. This will cover an overview of the tools/pedagogies to deliver flipped/asynchronous delivery and live/interactive sessions and we will have practitioners sharing how they are delivering this in their schools.

27 Jan, 2021, 16:45, Best Practice for Remote Learning – Google Education event

Aimed at teachers and learning support who are managing students accessing learning from outside the classroom due to COVID-19 related challenges or for medical/other reasons. This session will explore the options available to teachers to make learning engaging and easy to access.

Learn about; using Google Classroom and Google Meet to provide a simple and safe environment for students to engage with synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, developing a hybrid approach you can use for effective learning now and enhance learning beyond COVID-19.

Register here

The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative

Mr McCabe, from Prestwick Academy in South Ayrshire:

“The Modern Studies, Sociology and Politics Collaborative is a community of teaching and non-teaching professionals on Microsoft Teams. With over 1000 members, it has grown quickly in recent years and includes staff from the classroom and the Scottish Parliament. It is both a resource space for the subjects as well as a place for collaboration and support. Here you will find a digital community who are happy to share and make use of each other’s expertise or use the group think to solve problems. The site has become an invaluable “go-to” space during the recent lockdown as we have worked to meet the challenges of the day.”

If you want to hear more, find the team on twitter @ModSocPolCollab
to request to join the team then please follow this link https://bit.ly/ModsSocAndPol
 

25 January 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Create, Design Build and Test with Barefoot- Programming Workshop

A glow login is required for this webinar Book Here  

Before you attend the Programming workshop, you will need to make sure you have registered for a Barefoot and a Scratch account, this will be needed as part of the training.

Take your knowledge to the next level with this interactive professional learning workshop led by an experienced primary teacher. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch activities, this workshop is best placed for beginner to intermediate Scratch users. In keeping with the rest of what Barefoot offers, it’s fun, interactive and free! There are limited spaces available, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

Digital Learning in January professional learning

The Education Scotland Digilearn team will be here to support educators throughout 2021 with online professional learning. Details of sessions will be provided here, along with meeting links.

Monday 25th January

‘No More Worksheets’ with Forms and Quizzes workshop (O365 and G Suite)

Lunchtime drop-in any time between 1230 – 1330

This session will explore the use of Forms to create learning materials for you class. We’ll look at how to make a quiz, add videos and other content and have create some example questions or quizzes based on the ideas you share, ie. what multiple choice questions would you use for a Romans quiz, or why would I use text input for science?
We’ll look at examples with O365 and G Suite Forms.
This session will require a Glow login and will be recorded.

Join the call on Monday here.

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

4pm Quick and Easy Numeracy Wins for Online Learning

This webinar will explore some quick and useful strategies for teaching numeracy in and out of the classroom. It will also focus on digital tools to support you deliver this learning during the current online learnign phase. A Glow login is required for this session.

Sign up here

Wednesday 28th January 2021

4pm, Evidencing Learning Using Built In Tools on iPads

This session will look at tools which can be used to evidence learning and engage with learners. The session will look at the free, built in iOS features on iPads that can be used to capture learning, gather feedback and share experiences for all.

 

Sign up here

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Wednesday 20th January 2021

4PM Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety in the context of online learning.

Join this webinar to help you to identify and manage possible risks associated with online learning. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, have discussions, and share practical strategies throughout this webinar. This is a repeat of the same webinar delivered on 6th January.

 

Tuesday 19th January

4pm – Google Classroom for Beginners – Delivered by Google trainers for Scottish education

Aimed at teachers and teaching assistants working with children who have not used Google Classroom much or at all to manage learning in one place.

Your own G Suite for Education account may not be allowed to join the demo Classroom based on your school’s settings, so you will have the option of using a demo account or be a student in the Classroom. You can also follow along and create a Classroom of your own in your own G Suite for Education account as Google trainers go through the content.

 

Monday 18th January

4pm – Online Learning in O365 and Teams (Glow) for Primary Schools


An overview of O365 and Teams in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

Thursday 14th Jan 2021 

4pm Digital Educator Certification Courses and Resources

Take a tour of the Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Educator courses that are available to educators, along with the resources and training that go with them.

Tuesday 12th Jan 2021 

3pm ELC Practitioner Webinar: Staying Connected as an ELC Team with Gsuite in the Glow Environment.


Make the best use of the digital solutions you have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar will focus on real time, collaborative working in; Google Drive, Jamboard and Meet. 

 

4pm Online Learning in G Suite and Classroom (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of G Suite and Classroom in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

 

Monday 11th Jan 2021 

3pm ELC Practitioner Webinar: Staying Connected as an ELC Staff Team with Microsoft O365 in the Glow Environment.  


Make the best use of the digital solutions you have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar will focus on real time, collaborative working in; Teams, Staff Notebook and Sway.  

 

 

Friday 8th January

Online Learning in O365 and Teams (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of O365 and Teams in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

Delivering New Content Online

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment.  This will cover what a flipped/asynchronous delivery mode might look like  and what a live/interactive session might look like.  This may be more suited to secondary practitioners.

 

ELC Practitioner Webinar: Supporting ELC families to communicate in real time digitally with Padlet.  

This webinar will show how you can create an instant, real time collaborative environment, where families with the link can communicate, mark make, share media and work together on. 

Thursday 7th January

11:00am – 12:00pm OneDrive familiarisation and collaboration

How educators and learners can make best use of OneDrive for sharing and collaborating. Glow login required

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Online Learning in G Suite and Classroom (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of G Suite and Classroom in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples. Glow login required

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Delivering New Content Online

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment.  This will cover what a flipped/asynchronous delivery mode might look like  and what a live/interactive session might look like.  This may be more suited to secondary practitioners. Glow login required

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Wednesday 6th January 2021 

12pm – Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety in the context of online learning.  

Join this webinar to help you to identify and manage possible risks associated with online learning.  There will be opportunity to ask questions, have discussions and share practical strategies throughout this webinar.

 

3pm – ELC Practitioner Webinar: Making home learning content accessible via Microsoft Sway

This webinar will show how Microsoft Sway can be used as a digital story telling tool to create accessible and interactive learning stories full of rich media including photo, video, voice recordings and embedded web content.

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021 

Managing a Digital Day in the Primary School

05/01/21, 330pm, Teams (Glow)

This session will look at how a digital day could look with ideas on planning, delivery and assessment of learning. The focus will be on establishing routines and activities that can be used to create routine for learners and develop educators’ confidence with a few ideas for the basis of online learning.

This will be followed by other sessions that will explore other sectors, curricular areas and digital skills.

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Teaching English with O365 Forms, Susan Galloway, Drumchapel High School

Susan Galloway, from Drumchapel High School in Glasgow, shares how she has used O365 Forms to engage learners and improve attainment in English with it.

 

We have been using Microsoft Forms to support pupil engagement in English and we’ve found that this has had a positive impact on attainment and supported assessment of learners at all stages.

In the BGE, we’ve primarily used Forms as quizzes to support pupils with short reading tasks. These are self-marking and classes often have access to quizzes with different levels of challenge. We generally use the ‘chilli challenge’ concept for this with the majority of learners being asked to do the ‘Hot’ challenge with a ‘Spicy’ and ‘Extra Hot’ version to offer challenge and support. What surprised us was how keen pupils were to choose the more challenging versions and their increased resilience even if they got quiz questions wrong. This approach particularly benefitted pupils who struggled with literacy and who could use assistive technologies to support them if needed.

For Senior Phase pupils our focus has been in using Forms to support RUAE. Questions from past papers or any close reading can be easily copied into Forms and it only takes about 5 minutes to create a Higher paper. Self-marking is less effective here as we expect pupils to have a wider range of responses so the basic Forms format works best. The ability to see all pupil answers in spreadsheet format means teachers can quickly identify questions learners have struggled with and accordingly target teaching. It also means you can easily share anonymised answers with pupils and get them to peer mark, identifying quality answers and how to improve weaker ones. Previously I would have typed example pupil answers or used a visualiser on a pupil’s work but this approach saves time and makes peer assessment more straightforward for pupils to access. RUAE results have directly improved as a result of this approach.

Both the quizzes and forms are really straightforward and quick to make, and easy to share with colleagues which helps reduce teacher workload. Pupils benefit from being able to use assistive technologies to read questions aloud and pupil feedback has been extremely positive.