School celebrates success by launching National Digital Learning Week 16-20 May
AN ABERDEEN school that has gone ‘viral’ thanks to weekly online films was chosen to launch National Digital Learning Week that kicks off on Monday 16 May.
Middleton Park School’s ‘Live Learning Strategy’ has seen pupils create over 200 films that have been watched over 60,000 times across 80 countries.
The budding young film stars were chosen to help launch National Digital Learning Week that takes place from 16-20 May and will see schools across Scotland incorporate use of digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching.
Organised by Education Scotland, the week aims to promote the benefits of digital learning in helping raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.
Bill Maxwell, Chief Executive of Education Scotland, visited Middleton Park School to launch the Week and to hear from pupils how digital learning has helped them attract a global following online.
Bill said: “Visiting Middleton Park School and hearing how much the pupils enjoy digital learning has been a wonderful experience. The range of activities and the ways in which the school is using digital learning across the curriculum is truly inspiring.
“During my visit I had the opportunity to watch pupils film for their collaborative Macbeth project which they are working on with a partner school in Wuhan, China. It is incredible how rapidly technology is developing and making the world a smaller place. It is vital that we continue to embed digital learning across the curriculum to ensure our young people are well prepared for a digital world.”
He added: “During National Digital Learning Week, we want to encourage more schools to share their examples of innovative practice and the positive impact it is having on young people.”
Middleton Park School’s Head Teacher, Jenny Watson, also welcomed the launch of National Digital Learning Week.
She added: “As well as digital learning being great fun, the work using digital technology in our school is helping to raise confidence amongst learners and teachers in its use.
“Through digital learning we are also providing parents with an insight in to what is happening in school and we are opening our learners’ eyes to a career in digital by equipping them with the skills required for future life.”
Throughout the Week, Education Scotland will showcase video examples of digital learning in practice across the curriculum, from early years setting through to senior phase.