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!
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
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
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
We’ve all being doing PowerPoint for a LONG time now and at times we’ve become sick to death of them. There is a new presentation tool available, also created by Microsoft, which uses a really simple toolset for really impressive results. You can, for example, take a Microsoft Word document and drop it into Sway and it will create the sections and slides and titles that are in your draft. You can add video, slideshows, twitter feeds and a whole host of other content. The killer is that you can then share it with everyone and anyone online because Sway is free for everyone and can be viewed through any browser.
Here’s a great example- this Continue reading How to use Sway
If you’re looking for a way to set quizzes, polls and formal assessments to capture learning then Microsoft Forms is a fantastic new addition to the Office365 tools you have available through GLOW. The great thing is you can set it up so that it marks them for you and provides feedback to the pupils about their answers.
Pupils can pick Continue reading Microsoft Forms
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.