3. Whiteboards and Notebooks February 9, 2021

There are a number of virtual whiteboard/notebook tools within Glow and these are useful tools for learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding – making them effective assessment opportunities. This is an example of how O365 OneNote could be used with learners to demonstrate their understanding of number, using virtual… Read more

Digital Learning in January professional learning January 4, 2021

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 –… Read more

Online Classrooms December 21, 2020

Here is a reminder of our Making Your Virtual Classroom More Real webinar from November this year – covering all things from setting assignments, online content and assessment of digital learning. This is backed up by research, which Edutopia recently published as ‘the Secret to High-performing Virtual Classroom’ here (#8):… Read more

Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary – Webinar November 13, 2020

Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan, St Joseph’s Primary School, Aberdeen We shared how Blended Learning has been used on return at the start of this new session 2020-2021 and its impact on the learners. After having returned in August form Lockdown, we felt it was important to utilise the digital… Read more

11 November 2020 1530 – 1630, Your Blended Classroom – Making Your Virtual Class More Real October 8, 2020

Where do your learners get their maths learning from? Where do they hand in their literacy jotter? How do they do social subjects if they can’t share resources? This session is designed to help you reimagine your online classroom with ideas and resources to develop your learning activities across the… Read more

Mixed Delivery – A Quickstart Guide October 6, 2020

We have gathered together information that will support practitioners who would like to include learners who are at home with learning that is happening in class. This interactive PDF can be downloaded and shared with your colleagues.  Areas marked with the finger pointer will take you to linked resources for… Read more

January 2021 Webinar Recordings

Webinar recording from Friday 26th  February 1300-1330. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

All childcare providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital technology it is increasingly important that you protect data (on children, staff and families), finances and also the integrity of any digital systems you use, including email, communication channels and databases.

There are a handful of steps you can take to minimise the potentially costly and disruptive effect of a cyber incident, and better safeguard the children in your care, as well as your business’s finances and reputation. This short seminar is for anyone working in childcare in Scotland. It is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (www.ncsc.gov.uk), and supported by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, as part of CyberScotland Week. It will provide you with advice and steps you can take to minimise the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack on your setting, and information about where to get help and advice if you need it.

 

Your feedback can inform our next steps for how we can best work with you to build cyber resilience. If you would like to provide any feedback or share any comments/questions on this session, please share your feedback here before 12th March.

Digital Educator Certification Courses and Resources

These are the slides on developing your knowledge, skills and application of them with Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Educator certifications. These courses are available to all educators and also provide resources and training that go with them.

The slides attached contain links to the courses, resources and key contacts for each course in Scotland.

Webinar Slides

Additional Microsoft Slides

Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety in the context of online learning

This is the webinar recording for the sessions to help practitioners to identify and manage possible risks associated with online learning. 

The slides attached contain links to the supporting resources including practical password strategies and key information from Glow.

Webinar Slides

 

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.

Slides

part 1: considerations and preparations

part 2: assignments and materials

part 3: numeracy ideas

part 4: literacy ideas

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.

Slides

Part 1 – considerations and preparations

Part 2 – numeracy ideas and examples

Part 3 – literacy ideas and examples

A Digital Day in the Primary Classroom

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.

Get presentation slides here

Part 1 – Considerations and Preparations 

Part 2 – Learning and Teaching Ideas

Webinar recording: Making ELC home learning content accessible via Microsoft Sway.

This session looked at making home learning content accessible via Microsoft Sway and how Microsoft Sway can be used as a digital storytelling tool, to create accessible and interactive learning stories full of rich media including photo, video, voice recordings, and embedded web content.

You can also access the slides here

Webinar recording: Making ELC home learning content accessible via  Thinglink.

This webinar demonstrated how you can augment images with additional information and links, via interactive tabs, allowing you to bring your ELC setting to life digitally.

Please check with your local authority before using any digital tools/apps that are not part of the Glow core apps to ensure they are GDPR approved or if there is an alternative tool/app.

You can also access the slides here 

Webinar Recording.  Staying Connected as an ELC Team  via Microsoft O365 in Glow.

This webinar explored how we can make the best use of the digital solutions we have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar focussed on real-time, collaborative working in; Teams, Staff Notebook, and Sway.  Please note this is a recording from a previous webinar delivered in October 2020, however, the content is the same as the January 20221 webinar.

You can also access the slides here.

Webinar Recording: ELC Practitioner Webinar: Staying Connected as an ELC Team with Gsuite in the Glow.

This webinar explored how we can make the best use of the digital solutions we have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar focused on real-time, collaborative working in; Google Drive, Jamboard, and Meet.  

You can also access the slides here.

Webinar recording: Making ELC home learning content accessible via Padlet.

This webinar demonstrated how you can create an instant, real-time collaborative environment, where families with the link can communicate, mark make, share media, and interact together.

 

Please check with your local authority before using any digital tools/apps that are not part of the Glow core apps to ensure they are GDPR approved or if there is an alternative tool/app.

You can also access the slides here.

Previous Webinars

10 Blended Numeracy & Maths Activities Using O365

This session is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to the Secondary Numeracy & Maths classroom. The aim of the session is to demonstrate ideas for delivering and assessing Numeracy & Maths in a blended approach using digital tools available in Microsoft O365 on Glow.  Delivered in partnership with the Education Scotland Maths officers

Daydream Believers

Today as we work though a global pandemic our call to be creatively brave has become even more important.

What does creative bravery mean and how can we support and develop these skills in our young people?

In this webinar Helena Good, Team Leader on the Daydream Believer Programme, will share her thoughts on creative bravery within education and how the Daydream Believers free online resources can support parents, teachers and lecturers in the new academic session.

Barefoot Computing

Showcasing Barefoot Computing plugged and unplugged activities which can be used at home or in school to develop computational thinking.

Delivered by the Barefoot Computing team along side the Education Scotland Digital Skills Team, this session will help you make the most of what Barefoot Computing has to offer, with a detailed look at example cross curricular lessons and the new home learning activities, based on the computational thinking concepts and approaches. You will also be shown where to find supporting materials and be given a tour of the updated website to help you integrate Barefoot into your teaching.

Creating Digital Content for Learners: Thinglink, Google Earth & Tours

This session is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to the wider BGE. The aim of the session is to demonstrate ideas for creating, delivering and assessing Digital Literacy using

  • Thinglink; it’s interactive image and video technology features
  • Google Earth to create stories, maps, voyages and quizzes
  • Google Tours a web-based storytelling tool which lets you easily create and explore stories and places around the world

Evidencing Learning through iMovie including Green Screen

Showcasing the range of tool within iMovie and its potential use in all areas of the curriculum.

This session will allow participants to become familiar with the tools within iMovie and how it can be used to capture and evidence learning and understanding across the curriculum at all stages. We will cover core features, green screen within iMovie and Trailers. 

Online Gaming and Gambling Introduction

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with Fast Forward and will introduce the topic of gaming and gambling and how the two activities may be converging. Participants will learn about emerging technologies within gaming and gambling and the risks they may pose to the health and wellbeing of young people.

Learning outcomes

  • Increased awareness of gaming and gambling, including online gambling, and their impact on the health and wellbeing;
  • Understanding harm reduction in relation to gaming and gambling;
  • Awareness of the implications of the current COVID-19 outbreak on gaming and gambling behaviour among young people;
  • Increased knowledge of specialised support services and resources available to deliver gaming and gambling education and prevention activities

Live Streaming Considerations using Google Meet or Teams in Glow

The session loiks at the options that exist for live streaming in Glow.

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 with your Local Authority re availability.

The area of risk associated with live streaming, and the steps you can take to reduce risks while engaging with learners, looks at following areas:

  • Managing your virtual classroom
  • Keeping staff and pupils safe in a live online classroom environment
  • Class charter/rules agreed by all
  • How to cope with inappropriate behaviour

Numeracy & Mathematics through Computing Science at BGE

This session is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to the wider BGE. The aim of the session is to demonstrate ideas for creating, delivering and assessing Numeracy & Mathematics through Computing Science activities, such as data handling, number systems and problem solving.

Evidenciing Learning with Book Creator

Showcasing the range of tools within the free version of BookCreator and its potential use in all areas of the curriculum.

This session familiarises viewers with the tools within Book Creator and how it can be used to capture and evidence learning and understanding across the curriculum at all stages.

 

Digital Literacy Skills for Literacy & English at BGE

This session is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to the wider BGE. The aim of the session is to demonstrate ideas for creating, delivering and assessing Digital Literacy skills in the context of Literacy & English learning activities, such as Reading and Writing.

Parental barriers to learning at home with digital approach

This session will focus how schools and teachers can support parents and cares to overcome the digital barriers to learning at home.

An Introduction to Microsoft Forms

This session demonstrates how to

  • access Forms and results
  • create quizzes and surveys
  • include question feedback
  • use immersive reader with forms
  • export the results of a form/quiz
  • integration with Teams and OneNote
  • where to get further help and support

 

Google Sites

This session demonstrates how to

  • create a Google site
  • customise a Google site
  • manage a Google Site.

This session also considers how sites can be used across the curriculum.

Evidencing Learning with iPad

This cross curricular session will look at tools that can be used to evidence learning and engage with learners.

The session will look at the built in iOS features on iPad that can be used to gather feedback and share experiences for all.

A Digital Day in the Primary Classroom Webinar

Creating Blogs with WordPress in Glow

This session will demonstrate how to create, customise and manage a WordPress Class Blog.

  • add posts,
  • upload rich media
  • organise posts into categories
  • how to add additional administrators
  • how to share the Class Blog.

Additional help with glow blogs can be found here

Getting started using Glow

  • Interactive overview of RM Unify and Office 365
  • Adding tiles and customising your Glow Launchpad
  • How to access Glow Mail, benefits of OneDrive and Office Web Apps

 

Using Class OneNote within Glow

  • An overview of OneNote and Class Notebook within Glow. 
  • An overview of the main features and how to use these tools with learners.

 

Using Microsoft Teams in Glow

  • How to set up and manage a Team site for collaborating with colleagues
  • How to set up and manage a Team site for working remotely with your learners

Quick Guide – How to create a Team site in Glow

Using Sway in Glow

  • How to access Sway
  • Adding content, display options and themes
  • Inserting existing content from word, powerpoint and forms
  • Sharing options

 

Using Google Classroom in Glow

  • Interactive overview getting starting using Google Classroom to support remote learning

GSuite in Glow

An overview looking at the GSuite tools available in Glow and how they can be used to support remote learning and teaching.  Tools covered include

  • Docs
  • Forms
  • Slides
  • Sites
  • Jamboard

Upcoming Webinars

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Note: We will record and share one of each webinar,