St Kentigern’s Academy leads the way for girls in Computing Science  

St. Kentigern’s Academy have had incredible success when it comes to the number of girls they present to the Computing Science exam compared to other Secondary school in Scotland.

Watch our brand new video case study on the Practice Pipeline to hear first-hand from Toni Scullion, Teacher of Computing Science at St Kentigern’s as she tells her story of the journey so far. Simply click on the Practice Pipeline link to view the video.

Digital Schools Awards available for secondary schools

The Digital Schools Awards encourages schools to infuse digital skills across the curriculum. HP, Microsoft and Intel are providing practical support and resources including a financial commitment of £600,000. Schools that successfully complete the programme will receive a nationally recognised Digital Schools Award supported by Education Scotland.

Find out more.

Glow Announcement: Glow Authentication and Portal Services Contract Awarded

Following a competitive procurement exercise, RM Education Ltd has been selected by Education Scotland to continue to deliver Glow Authentication and Portal Services.

RM Education Ltd has successfully delivered the services via their RM Unify product since December 2013. The new contract will commence in January 2018 for 5.5 years with opportunities to extend up to a maximum of 10.5 years. For Glow Users, this means that RM Unify will continue for the foreseeable future with no transition required. Learners and teachers can therefore continue to use the services, free of charge, with full confidence of stability and continuity of provision.

For more information on what this all means for Glow users please visit Glow Connect

National Digital Learning Week 2017 – A closing message from the Deputy First Minister

On the final day of National Digital Learning Week 2017, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney shares his thoughts on the week in a closing video.

More information on the week’s activities are available on the National Digital Learning Week 2017 page. We hope you have enjoyed taking part in the week and continue to share and explore the #DigitalDifference

Deputy First Minister launches National Digital Learning Week 2017

Watch the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney in the video below as he launches National Digital Learning Week 2017, which takes place 15-19 May.

National Digital Learning Week 2017 focuses on celebrating how digital technology can make a positive difference to learning and teaching.

Organised by Education Scotland, the week aims to encourage teachers and learners from all age groups, from early learning through to secondary, to try using digital technology in different ways and to inspire others by sharing their experiences and the benefits it can bring.

Visit our National Digital Learning Page for more information and ideas on how you can get involved.

Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms now available

survey finalEducation Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in the last decade and it provides useful information which influences what the programme team within Education Scotland do throughout the year to meet the needs of Scotland’s staff and pupils. The survey is anonymous and no personal data is sought.

For more information and to take part please visit Glow Connect.

 

Refreshed Technologies Experiences and Outcomes now published

We’re delighted to let you know that the updated Technologies area of the curriculum is now available to view and download.Tech E&O image

The Technologies Experiences and Outcomes have been refreshed to ensure learners between 3-18 have the knowledge, understanding and skills in the technologies required to succeed in today’s world. This refresh will ensure the Technologies area of the Curriculum is relevant and fit for purpose.

View and download the Technologies Experiences and Outcomes now.

New Video Case Study Now Published:

New video case study launched featuring Inverbrothock Primary in Angus

We’re delighted to launch the next in the series of video case studies on our Practice Pipeline featuring Inverbrothock Primary.Inverbrothock

In this new video you’ll learn about how the teachers worked together to give the children an opportunity to develop computational thinking skills across the whole curriculum allowing pupils to work with others out with their class to practice skills for work.

The teachers were new to this area and have been learning alongside the children.

Watch their inspirational story on the Practice Pipeline today.

Visit the Practice Pipeline today.

Live Q&A on Glow Yammer a Success!

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On Thursday 9th March we held a live Q&A on Yammer. Nick Thomson, Headteacher at Lundavra Primary was joined by members of the Digital Learning and Teaching Community who asked questions about how to implement Computing Science in Primary Schools. Nick also shared his experience of the Digital Schools Awards and how to get involved.

Simply request to join the Digital Learning and Teaching Community Group  on Yammer to get started.

Meantime, watch the Lundavra Primary Barefoot video case study on the Practice Pipeline.

Let’s make a #DigitalDifference

National Digital Learning Week 17 (NDLW) 15-19 May is shaping up well! This year we want to hear all about how digital is making a positive difference to your learning and teaching. You may be a leader in digital technology or just simply starting out; either way NDLW 17 is for you. The purpose of the week is to inspire you to do something with digital and share with us how it is making a positive difference.

get-involved1Why not get together with your colleagues and think about planning some digital activities for NDLW 17? If you need inspiration you can visit the Practice Pipeline where you’ll find examples of digital learning and teaching in practice at all levels of ability.

We’re also looking for schools to take part in short video case studies that we can showcase during NDLW 17 to inspire others. Is your class or school doing something great with digital? We’d love to hear more. Simply email lorna.kerr@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk and we’ll get back to you.

More information on the NDLW 17 page

Let’s make a #DigitalDifference

Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy Launched strategy

The Strategy aims to develop the skills and confidence of teachers when using the latest technology, as well as making digital devices – such as computers and tablet devices – more accessible to learners.

Find out more in our news and events page. 

 

talkingpointsTalking Points are conversations around current issues in digital learning and teaching.

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newseventsNews and Events about digital learning and teaching from around Scotland and beyond.