All posts by Michael Conlon

Safer Internet Day 2018

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally to empower children and young people on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you’.

It is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternet.org.uk), a partnership of three leading charities: Childnet, the Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL.

Each year hundreds of organisations organise activities in support of the day. Over 1,600 supporters were involved in Safer Internet Day 2017, from schools and police, to companies and NGOs.

Teachers can sign up for updates to find out more about  Continue reading Safer Internet Day 2018

Green Screen magic!

Some staff have told us they feel a bit wary at the idea of doing green screen, thinking it will be a complex technical task that involves lots of effort for an admittedly great reward. Nothing could be further from the truth however- Green Screen by Do ink is an app that, within the space of three taps,  you can have your pupils reporting from every corner of the world or animating against spectacular backgrounds.

For example check out how to make a living Harry Potter type newspaper using the mask feature –

Check out the tutorials, resources and tips at

http://www.doink.com/tutorials/

 

 

Apple RTC iPad events

teachers, here’s upcoming Apple iPad twilight events , everything from beginners iPad to Green Screen

Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. We are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology.

Google Roadshow events

staff, sign up for our Google Twilights and see amazing tools like Classroom and Drive now on GLOW

G Suite has arrived on GLOW ! Now you have access to more world class productivity tools like Google Drive and Google Classroom. Share assignments with pupils in a virtual classroom, grade and return them on any device.  Collaborate with others in GLOW and create self marking quizzes for your class.

Come along and see the key feature of G Suite in Education.

Hello World! Computing Science Magazine for teachers

What’s inside Hello World issue 3?

Hello World is a fantastic and free magazine looking at all aspects of Computing Science from Primary onward.  In issue 3 of of Hello World magazine an international panel of experts discuss innovative approaches and technologies for assessing programming skills. Elsewhere there are essential tips to help independent learners, and much more…

Also in this issue:

  • Code Club age-range expands to teens
  • Open-source resources explored
  • Embracing the power of play
  • Build Pong in Scratch

And much, much more…

Hello World Issue 03

Previous Issues

HelloWorld01

HelloWorld02

Microsoft Scotland Education

Microsoft have launched a new Scottish Education page on their much lauded Education website which is full of the very best resources for educators. Learn how to develop your own skills in Office 365 and use the resources matched to the Scottish Curriculum.

You can add to your GTC update and CV using your badges and achievements in short online courses. More importantly, you’ll begin to see how the Office 365 tools in GLOW can transform your workflow, workload and develop meaningful and relevant skills for your pupils.

Go here to find out more https://education.microsoft.com/scotland

 

Online courses for school leaders

Learn to lead educational transformation with these online courses from Ed-ex and Microsoft. Add them to your CV and GTC update and transform your classroom and school. These on-demand courses are designed to include the latest research, current technologies, and proven approaches to learning design from three top universities. The content is designed to empower all school leaders, in all positions, to help their schools do more, be more, and achieve more. The courses are designed by top universities, taught by leading experts in their fields, and open to everyone.

Digital Learning Week 2017

We’ve captured some of the wonderful work that went on during National Digital Learning Week in Perth & Kinross. From early years through to the senior phase, young people are getting the opportunity to interact with learning using digital tools that are meaningful, relevant and engaging. We’ve made some films to give you a sense of the kinds of things that go on across our schools:

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL LEARNING WEEK

DIGITAL DIFFERENCE DAY 1

We went to North Muirton primary to see how they are using iPads for creativity and Continue reading Digital Learning Week 2017

Learning Through Technology Conference

FREE for teachers this is the 6th Annual Conference held by Holyrood Magazine with a rich and engaging agenda

The Learning Through Technology event  features a key line-up of speakers who will demonstrate how we can best embed digital technology into school education and assessment, increase the confidence of educators and improve access to technology across Scotland.

Why you should attend:

  • Gain insights into innovative practice putting technology at the heart of teaching and learning
  • Discover new developments in classroom resources and assessment tools that you can use in your school to enhance digital learning
  • Explore the potential of digital teaching and learning to raise attainment

Find out more, including the full agenda and how to register, by clicking in the link here: Learning Through Technology 6th June

Mission to Mars – a unique iPad event

Spaces are available for this special event run by XMA, our iPad procurement partner, and iTeach, who deliver iPad training across Scotland.

This unique event will introduce you to using iPad creatively across subjects and acquaint you with drones,  sensors, 3D printers, coding and more.

The Mission to Mars runs in Edinburgh on 31st March 2017  at Dynamic Earth.

To find out more you can sign up below and select the Edinburgh event.

Mission to Mars Registration