Category Archives: Computing Science

Digital Learning Strategy

We’re putting the finishing touches to our Digital Learning and Teaching strategy here in Perth and Kinross. We’ll be at the Scottish Learning Festival this week – 20-21st September at the SECC – to engage in conversation with colleagues across Scotland on their own Digital Learning visions. We’ve made a short video that shares our direction of travel!

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

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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

Computing Science on Technologies Professional Network

Computing Science is an incredibly exciting and inspiring area of the curriculum and it is essential that teachers and learners across Scotland benefit from the wealth of opportunities offered by the subject. The Glow Technologies Professional Learning Community provides teachers and learners with anytime, anywhere access to a wealth of contemporary, creative and engaging computing science online materials, resources and presentations. Continue reading Computing Science on Technologies Professional Network

Coding resources for Primary

There has been a real upsurge in development in supporting Primary teachers with Computing Science and Monday September 5th saw the launch of Barefoot Computing resources for Scotland, resources for Early, First and Second level Computing Science.

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Coding skills using AppLab from Code.org

Computing Science is a subject which is developing into a real necessity in encouraging the skills and attitudes of learners in a digital economy. Over the last few years educators and industry have recognised that coding skills are an important part of developing computational thinking skills.

There are a Continue reading Coding skills using AppLab from Code.org