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National Digital Learning Week 2019

National Digital Learning Week returns for 2019

National Digital Learning week is back. This year the event will take place from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May.

For the fifth annual National Digital Learning Week all early learning and childcare centres and schools across Scotland are invited to take part in five curriculum focused challenges in STEM, Social Studies, Expressive Arts, Literacy and Numeracy. To ensure all teachers are fully supported to take part Education Scotland have developed a package of materials including activity suggestions and how to guides.

Schools that share their work are in with a chance of winning some exclusive Glow goodies. Simply tag @digilearnscot on Twitter and use #NDLW19 or upload directly on the Glow Blog.

For more information and to get started with the challenges visit the National Digital Glow Blog today!

CyberFirst Girls Competition

Calling all S2 girls and their teachers! Entries open on Monday for the CyberFirst Girls Competition, 2019.

“Over the past two years, 12,500 girls in schools across the UK have participated in our annual competition of problem-solving and code cracking challenges to crown the UK’s most cyber-capable young women.

  • The exciting competition is for girls in Year 8 in England and Wales, S2 in Scotland and Year 9 in Northern Ireland (12-13yrs of age). This age group has been deliberately chosen to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to find out more about cyber security with a view to potentially influencing the subjects they choose at GCSE. Only 11% of the global cyber workforce is made of women, so our ultimate aim is to inspire the girls into a career in cyber security.
  • Teachers, of any subject, can get involved and enter a team of girls. No prior specialist IT knowledge is required. Schools may enter as many teams as they wish.
  • The competition’s Grand Final will be taking place in Edinburgh on 24-25 March 2019.”

Click on the image below to go to the site!