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
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