Animation 17 Competition

This massively successful competitions is for all ages and is a fantastic way to engage young people in writing, reading, performing and animating. Last years entries were from all age groups and there are loads of different categories. Check out some Continue reading Animation 17 Competition

Social skills with Autistic pupils using Book Creator

Jon Smith

Jon Smith is a teacher in the USA who found that a disengaged group of 4th grade pupils (9-10 yrs) responded so positively in their experiences of learning social skills by writing their own book. Book Creator helps them combine text, audio and video that you can publish for others to download.

Read about Jon’s experience


Simple Computer Aided Design with Tinkercad

formula-1-tinkercadGetting into the maker-makey world  in Primary can be tricky – so many of the apps that are used are the full sized professional apps. There are a few other apps that are pretty robust – google sketch for example – but this online CAD software from Autodesk Continue reading Simple Computer Aided Design with Tinkercad

iMovie with Health & Wellbeing

The S3 Computing Science pupils developed their creativity and digital skills by planning and making movies around the theme of Resilience. Each of the three classes split into different teams and their productions followed the 54321 rule – 5 people, 4 scenes, 3 minutes, 2 props and 1 theme.

An Oscars ceremony was held (an awards handed out!) Continue reading iMovie with Health & Wellbeing

Travel and Tourism book

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Book Creator

S2 Home Economics pupils in Perth Grammar used their iPads and Book Creator to create an information booklet about culture and foods across the world

Each group Continue reading Travel and Tourism book

Teacher Stories – Tell us yours

As this site develops we will be curating teacher stories about how they have integrated digital learning into their classroom, that will perhaps give you some new ideas  with teachers reporting on the challenges and the successes they faced.

minecraftSharing our experiences and talking about teaching is some of the best professional development you can do for yourself and for others. You’ll gain confidence that there are teachers out there just like you, with a wee idea they tried or an app or site they found useful.

If you have a story to tell about a lesson you taught using digital learning or how digital helps you as a teacher then please contact me below.


Houses and Homes with Errol Primary

“I found the iPads to be particularly motivating for those children who were less keen to write and participate in group activities. Therefore, these children in particular were able to feel successful in their learning and had produced evidence of their learning through visual means. “

book creatorMiss Annand from Errol Primary used the Book Creator app with her P2/3 class on their Houses and Homes topic. Book creator lets them create a book with picture, voice recording, video and pictures. Continue reading Houses and Homes with Errol Primary

Apps for pupils with Autism

Apps for Autism

Karina Barley from the Digital Learning Tree has collated details of apps which can support pupils with autism, some related to their communication difficulties and helping them with social stories, Continue reading Apps for pupils with Autism

Supporting learning and teaching using digital solutions

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