National Digital Learning Week 2019

Welcome to the Glow Blog for National Digital Learning Week 2019   #NDLW19  

National Digital Learning Week 2019 is here and we can’t wait to hear what is happening in your school.

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This Education Scotland event, gives you the opportunity to take part in curriculum focused activities using digital technology and to share these approaches with colleagues across Scotland.

Take part in the 5 challenges 

For this 5th annual event, all schools in Scotland are invited to take part in 5 curriculum focused challenges.

To help support you in these challenges we have developed a package of support materials. On the left hand navigation on this page simply click the challenge page to find out more and to access the support materials.

Share your work and win prizes

Sharing your work couldn’t be easier. You can share your ideas, photos, videos and activities on Twitter using #NDLW19 and tagging @digilearnscot

You can also upload directly onto this blog. See the button on the left hand navigation.

Schools that share their work will be in with a chance of receiving exclusive Glow goodies!

*Remember to use the Categories on the left hand navigation to find the school posts you are looking for*

Digital Storytelling across North Ayrshire primaries

Seven primaries across North Ayrshire took part in Digital Storytelling during NDLW19.  We have created digital stories in previous years, using Online Word and Sway.  This year, we went for something a bit different.  Pupils had to create a story suitable for younger pupils, using PowerPoint.
The idea behind a digital story is that one school starts the story on the Monday, it travels around the other six for the rest of the week before going back to the first school on the Friday, to finish the story.  It’s a brilliant way to improve literacy as well as build on digital skills, allow discussion around copyright and allow children to work collaboratively.

A Powerpoint with a background, title and character was created and each school was allocated two slides.  Schools also had to credit their images from copyright free websites.
The link for the PowerPoint Show is below.  It was created by pupils at Blacklands Primary, Gateside Primary, Largs Primary, Loudoun Montgomery Primary, Mayfield Primary, St Bridget’s Primary and St John’s Primary.

We hope you enjoy our story, the pupils certainly had great fun creating new characters and developing the story!

Harry the Sleepy Hedgehog

Collaborative Digital Story Book by St Joseph’s Primary and St Charles’ Primary and LCR

St Joseph’s Primary and St Charles’ Primary and LCR took part in National Digital Learning Week by working together to create a digital book using Book Creator that was passed between the two schools for editing. Each class in both schools were responsible for creating different parts of the book such as, writing the story, illustrating the story, creating newspaper headlines and clips, backdrops and music. Once each class had created their part of the book using many different apps such as, Notes, Green Screen, GarageBand, Scratch, Clips, Pic Collage and Chatterpix, the schools Digital Leaders came together to collate everything together. They then produced this book that you can read using this link. Click here!

Hope you enjoy!!

Shakespeare in a digital age.

S2 pupils from Hawick High School enjoyed getting creative with digital technology this week. In their media and drama class they were asked to show some creativity with their Macbeth and Shakespeare unit that they had been learning about. Some created memes whilst others performed a scene in front of a green screen. All had an absolute blast and Mrs Holliday enjoyed hearing all about their ideas and loved their enthusiasm.

Witches meme

Digital Learning Week @ Milltimber

Pupils @ Milltimber school have taken part in a wide range of exciting activities as part of #NDLW2019.

P5 created Stop Motion movies to evidence their learning. They also used Plickers as an assessment tool and worked on projects through Google Classroom

In conjunction with National Numeracy Day a whole school house challenge has been taking place on Sumdog

P7 have been creating cars , games and Lego models using Microbits and using Google Sites as part of homework . The Code Club have also been busy developing their Coding skills

@DigiLearnScot    #NDLW2019


Primary 4 at Greenmill Primary School demonstrating how digital technology can be used to show learning

Primary 4 used the Book Creator App on iPads to show how literacy and maths can come together. Their challenge was to write a story which showed their knowledge of fractions.


St. Mary’s Primary Bannockburn P1 Book Creator Social Studies Challenge

P7 shared their knowledge of creating books on the Book Creator App and helped  P1/2 show their understanding of their ‘Farm to Fork’ IDL topic.

St. Mary’s Primary School Bannockburn P3 STEM Challenge

P3 had their very first experience using the Green Screen to share their learning about the skeleton.  Learning how to use the video on the iPads, Doink Green Screen app and Apple Clips to create a final presentation.

St. Mary’s Primary Bannockburn French Podcasts

These pupils are sharing their knowledge of historic Bannockburn House through Podcasts to give information to French visitors.

Champions of Sidh – Dedridge Primary p6 and Simpson Primary p5, West Lothian

We are delighted to be able to share our collaborative Literacy Challenge from NDLW19#  A big thank you to @simpsonps for agreeing to collaborate with us @Dedridgeps. Enjoy!