Stirling schools are invited to take part in a Skype event taking place on Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7 February from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This will be hosted by Marialice Curran of the Digital Citizenship Institute in the USA introducing presenters from Falkirk schools (primary and secondary), each group of pupils from the volunteer Falkirk schools below sharing about one aspect of staying safe online.
Many thanks to the staff in the Falkirk schools who previously kindly volunteered to have pupils present during this Skype connection:
Bankier Primary School, Bainsford Primary School, Falkirk High School, St Mungo’s RC High School, Westquarter Primary School and Carronshore Primary School.
This Skype connection will be open to schools around Scotland to view and to participate in discussions which Marialice Curran will facilitate during the hour-long Skype session.
The Skype connection is set up to be a link which will work via an internet browser and does not require the desktop Skype software to be installed. Click on the link below to sign up to be sent a step-by-step guide to connecting to the Skype session. It is recommended to do this well in advance of the time for the Skype connection.
Nominations for the Scottish Education Awards close on 15th February! Have you done something awesome in your school recently? Has a teacher that you know done something that made you think, “That’s really cool”?
If so, get nominating! There is even a Learning Through Technology category, who what are you waiting for?
We are seeking information about the kind of digital tools teachers in Stirling schools are already using in the classroom, and also about what kind of CLPL teachers would like in order to learn more about the tools available.
Please consider completing our survey. The more responses, the better!
Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Institute have launched the first ever #teentechchallenge. This is a competition aimed at 14-17 year olds to find breakthroughs in digital health and care. There are some incredible prizes to be won! The deadline to confirm participation is 3rd April 2017.
For more information check out the website or Twitter.
Are you a teacher or other member of staff in a Stirling school?
Are you excited about the possibilities of digital technology in the classroom?
Would you like to find out more and learn with other enthusiastic teachers?
If the answer to all of the above is YES then Stirling Digital Learning wants YOU!
If you are interested in becoming part of a network of professionals to share exciting tools and ideas, learn new skills and shape Stirling’s digital strategy, then leave a comment here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @stirdigilearn!
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed two new Glow tiles appearing on your school’s Launchpad recently.
These allow all staff and pupils in Stirling primary and secondary schools access to Google’s suite of educational apps. If you click on one of these tiles, or alternatively go to the regular Google Drive page, you can log in using your normal Glow username, but with @stirlingschools.net on the end.
…using your regular Glow password. If you sign on through Glow, you will only need to do this once, and your Google login will then be linked to your Glow account.
More information and training about these tools will follow, but for a taster have a look at Google’s own information about Classroom and G-Suite for Education.
This year’s Safer Internet Day is the 7th February 2017.
Want to get involved? See the link above for ideas!
In Stirling, there will be a stall in the Thistle Centre at lunchtime on the 7th February. In addition, Falkirk schools will be taking place in a Skypeathon between 1.30 and 2.30pm – watch this space for information on how to join in!