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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 (, 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

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.

Doodle Poll for easy scheduling

If you want a quick way of finding out when everyone can make a meeting there is a really easy, and free, solution we have been using. Its called Doodle poll

Doodle Poll lets you choose which dates and times you can possibly hold the meeting and then send a link to that poll for others to select from the options you give them. Doodle poll visually tells you which one is the most popular. It couldn’t be any easier. Watch the video below to see how easy it is.




2017 National Digital Learning Week 15-19 May

dlc_logo_whiteGLOW have announced that this years National Digital Learning Week will take place on 15-19 May and it is a real opportunity to share the excellent work going on across Perth and Kinross,

This year the theme will be “Digital Difference” and we’ll be able to celebrate the kind of work we do with children where digital technologies have made all the difference to their learning be it in terms of engagement, progress, understanding and pupils being able to demonstrate their leaning in ways relevant and meaningful to them.

Email me here  to talk about how we could best share your work.

Or join the PKC Digital Learning Yammer Group

More details of the day will be updated here and on the National SIte.

Science iPad Apps

There are so many great general apps that can be used in lots of different contexts – think of camera apps that can do time-lapse photography for example to show chemical changes over time – but we’re often asked about subject specific apps and so thanks to the legendary Greg Hughes, Apple Distinguished Educator,   here is a collection of apps that are used regularly with pupils. There is also a handy ideas for implementing iPad in Science. Thanks Greg.

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Get stuff off my iPAd onto GLOW

iPad’s can fill up quickly with videos, animations and images and even though you’re good at housekeeping there may be stuff on there that you want to keep but you need the space for new stuff. Infuriating. Your options are a) Buy another iPad or B) upload the data to GLOW cloud storage. One is most certainly cheaper than the other.

How do you do this? Well, just follow our example below for Continue reading Get stuff off my iPAd onto GLOW

Virtual Reality – about time?

Virtual Reality has been banded about for many a good long year as the future of education and learning but are we now in an age where the technology can deliver on the kinds of experiences that transform how we learn?

It’s a tricky question.. Certainly the technology has moved on at an amazing pace and many schools in Perth & Kinross recently had the chance to work with Google on their Google Expeditions projects. Continue reading Virtual Reality – about time?

Hour of Code Dec 5 – 11

Over the last three years the Hour of Code has reached more than 100 million students in over 180 countries. Last year, you helped make this the largest learning event in history, with record participation from girls and underrepresented minorities.

This year, help us reach every student with the opportunity to learn. There’s loads of opportunities for all ages.

Sign up your classroom today and get ready to do an Hour of Code with your class! Feel free to follow our easy how-to guide. You can even do an Hour of Code without Internet or computers!

Computers are changing every industry on the planet, and coding has become relevant to a wide range of high-paying jobs—even those outside the technology and engineering fields. For millions of students, the Hour of Code will be an inspiring introduction to this crucial 21st century skill.

Certificates for your students

To finish your Hour of Code in style, print certificates for your students at

We hope your students have an amazing time!


National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy

The new National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy was launched during the Scottish Learning Festival last week which, having spent a considerable amount of time consulting young people, schools and other stakeholder, outline four objectives which together will transform the use and impact of digital in our schools.

• Develop the skills and confidence of educators in the appropriate and effective use of  Continue reading National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy