Day Two Diary Post – Dundee Digital Technology Sharing Event

Barnhill PSAnother great #DigiLearnScot event! At Dundee Science Centre we had the chance to interact with a huge list of digital experts as you can see from the list below. A huge thanks to Louise Foreman at Dundee City Council for organising the event and to the Dundee Science Centre for hosting it.

The room was full of motivated, interested teams, learners and staff who were all keen to focus on the digital agenda. This is what the National Digital Learning Community is all about – sharing the impact of using digital tools across a variety of curricular areas to the benefit of learners.

Karen Petrie showed us how to teach Binary Coding in your class using loom bands, Kate Farrell shared the many ways computational thinking can be developed – and not always with a computer! Abertay University Ethical hackers shared the need to keep our data safe whilst Bright Solid and Code Club shared the need to embed digital competencies into our schools. Future Fossil Studios and Guerilla Tea focussed on gaming creation and design.

The learners we spoke to from Barnhill Primary and Longhaugh Primary were full of enthusiasm about what they had been doing and how it supported their learning. Declan, an S2 pupil from St Paul’s Academy, demonstrated his Advanced Higher project and showed his passion for the subject whilst Harris Academy shared their BYOD journey. What stars they all were! Check out our video coming soon to find out more.

And so today’s pledge is learn more about Code Club and CoderDojo to see if we can produce a nation with the thinking skills to succeed in whatever they choose to do. #DigiLearnpledge

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