Apple Teacher is a free professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator, you can build skills on iPad that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things you learn, and be rewarded for the great work you do every day. You’ll be able to add the professional learning hours to your GTCS update and gain confidence in unleashing the creative potential built in to the iPad.
When you sign up for Apple Teacher, you’ll start a self‑paced journey through the Apple Teacher Learning Center and Multi-Touch starter guides for iPad.
The programme is open to all educators and is a great way for schools and education authorities to offer free professional learning that their staff can work through together. Whether you’re new to Apple products or have been using them for years, whether you have a single device or one for every student — Apple Teacher has the tools you need to use iPad to connect with all learners.
Perth & Kinross will be running a series of bootcamp sessions to get you started on the path to greatness. Check out the CPD page to find out when the next session is. If your school is interested in the program, our Regional Training Centre manager can arrange a bootcamp session just for your team.
You can access the Apple Teacher program here:
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
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
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
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
GLOW. I wish they’d have changed the name. Mention GLOW to some people and the response is usually in the form of a low groan. That’s ok, I felt pretty much like that myself.
GLOW however has absolutely transformed what it once was. It is now a suite of tools and supports that can really bring digital learning to life and make yours easier, with opportunities for our young people to engage in their learning with you and each other in ways which reflect the future way sof working and learning.
I hope you’ll take a few seconds to look at the video below to give you a taster of the Office365 solution offered in GLOW and, if you’re interested, have a look at the other GLOW resources on this site and see how you can begin to make use of the tools in ways which are meaningful and useful for you.
If you’ve recently been handed a council iPad to use in teaching and learning then you’ll notice some apps come pre-installed.
Here you’ll find video tutorial basics with links to further online training when they’re ready 🙂
Probably the best of the bunch in that it can pull together all your pictures and videos in one place, you can draw, write, records your voice telling the story (check out this example )
It is SO simple to use and we’ve seen it used across the spectrum from early years to senior phase. For example pupils creating a visual diary of their school trip, a pupil portfolio solution for teachers and pupils, creating a recipe book for Global Citizenship learning. It comes with your iPad AND they’ve just added the ability to create comics!
Guide to Book Creator
Puppet Pals HD
Puppet pals is such a great app for creativity and telling stories. Essentially it lets you create puppet shows where you can select characters and backdrops and records different scenes to tell your story. Even better you can take pictures of people or take photos of characters in books and cut them out to use as your puppets – kids love seeing themselves as puppets and they tell the best stories when they are in charge. I’ve seen it used in multiple ways – from pupils telling the story of a historical character or children retelling the story of an incident of bullying and how they want it to be fixed. It’s only our own imagination which limit the possibilities of this app.
This is an easy to use app for making image collages for sharing your experiences and learning, mood boards, artwork and photography, evidence of progress, comics…dozens of applications in your classroom.
An incredibly powerful too – it’s both an interactive whiteboard and a screen casting tool (where it records all the things you do and say on the board and saves as a video for pupils to watch again and again)