Tag Archives: #DigiLearnScot

Learn @ BBC Scotland: How will you be living in 50 years’ time?⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

BBC Scotland Learning and the Glasgow Science Centre invite you to take part in a day of talks and activities to look at the future. There will be a live talk by Scotland’s leading scientists talking about robots, climate and health at the Science Centre on 8 May.

Dallas Campbell will host the event as he speaks to Prof Sethu Vijayakumar, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and a Judge on Robot Wars, Prof Lesley Yellowlees, who was the first ever female President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and geneticist Prof Kevin O’Dell from Glasgow University.

The talk will also be streamed live and you can talk to the expert panel online.

Find out more here.

Can we learn from Making Ireland Click – Literacy series⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Making Ireland Click is a campaigning four-part series, guided by Ireland’s Digital Champion, David Puttnam.  on the skills  Irish citizens need  to be  digitally literate. Over four half hour episodes, the series deals with digital inclusion and showcases work around skills needed  to go online.

There are a range of useful adult learner resources, including videos on online banking and social media tips, available on the shows.
To learn more about Making Ireland Click see here

Build It Scotland: part 1⤴

from

My P6 class has been cracking on with developing their 3D software skills for BBC Scotland’s Build It Scotland project. The aim is to use 3D CAD software like Tinkercad, SketchUp and Minecraft to build 3D versions of their favourite Scottish landmarks which will then be place on a virtual map of the whole of Scotland. It’s an ambitious and exciting project and has so far presented many real opportunities for enjoyable challenge, problem solving and PLAY using digital technology. Also, the tutorials on the BBC site are fantastic and often better than the ones offered by the software companies.

Tinkercad was my initial software of choice. Mainly because it is online and would allow the children to access it at home and at school. It is also very easy to use and create with out of the box. We are not able to use Minecraft (yet) but we have also installed SketchUp to the school server. However, we have suffered some setbacks due to the 13 year old age restrictions. Tinkercad requires parental approval by email, and has asked for parents’ credit card details and/or scan of document to prove their parental status. As you can imagine this has over complicated the sign up process to the extent that half the class have now moved on to SketchUp instead. This is a shame. Tinkercad is free but it really needs an ‘education’ sign up option to avoid this convoluted process for pupils under 13.

But in the true spirit of technology frontierism we have not given up. The OneNote Class Notebook has proved invaluable in researching and collaborating in discussions on different Scottish landmarks. And we have spent 2 weeks just playing around with the software. Today we built some simple houses. Some of the pupils used SketchUp for the first time, mainly to get round the stumbling blocks we were having with Tinkercad. I hadn’t prepared for this (unlike the hours I’d invested in learning Tinkercad) but what I loved seeing was how quickly they learned the basics and then shared that with each other. Technology is amazing for that. Pupils frequently outstrip my expertise very quickly and I love when that happens!

Here are some examples of their early creations:

 

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A new Digital Learning resource #digilearnscot⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Today sees the launch of a new resource to support the development of Digital Learning in Scotland: digilearn.scot Supported by a new twitter account, the new Digital Learning Community website aims to support teachers to share digital practice and discuss digital learning and teaching. It’s a well designed, and open, site which has three main components: Talking […]

Flipping SLF!⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

flippedSLFAre you attending the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) this year? Some of our presenters are using professional learning communities on Glow to ‘flip’ the learning at SLF.

Before the seminar, colleagues will be asked to join the community and leave a comment in the Newsfeed. This will get the professional dialogue going even before the seminar happens.

During the seminar, the key points and resources will be captured and made available on the online community. Colleagues may also be asked to make an individual or collaborative pledge to change their practice.

After the seminar, the dialogue can be continued, resources accessed and the community used to add value to the SLF experience.

Flipped seminar participants will be emailed personally but if you are coming to SLF or just interested in the SLF chat, make your way to the National Professional Learning Community and introduce yourself on the Newsfeed. Use the tag #flippingslf and you will be guided to get the most out of SLF and professional learning on Glow.

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If you need access to Glow or need to revive your Glow details, see this post How do I get a login?

If Glow is new to you, find out more on our Glow Connect blog

Flipping SLF!⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

flippedSLFAre you attending the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) this year? Some of our presenters are using professional learning communities on Glow to ‘flip’ the learning at SLF.

Before the seminar, colleagues will be asked to join the community and leave a comment in the Newsfeed. This will get the professional dialogue going even before the seminar happens.

During the seminar, the key points and resources will be captured and made available on the online community. Colleagues may also be asked to make an individual or collaborative pledge to change their practice.

After the seminar, the dialogue can be continued, resources accessed and the community used to add value to the SLF experience.

Flipped seminar participants will be emailed personally but if you are coming to SLF or just interested in the SLF chat, make your way to the National Professional Learning Community and introduce yourself on the Newsfeed. Use the tag #flippingslf and you will be guided to get the most out of SLF and professional learning on Glow.

postforslf

If you need access to Glow or need to revive your Glow details, see this post How do I get a login?

If Glow is new to you, find out more on our Glow Connect blog

NDLC wiki⤴

from @ Glow Gallery

Share – Do – Develop!

During the National Digital Learning Week a wiki was set up to help achieve the following objectives:

  • share the innovative and exciting ways in which learners are using digital technologies in school
  • develop a National Digital Learning Community comprising teachers/educators across Scotland

Teachers across Scotland were asked to have a look at what was happening. Be inspired and get involved.

They had to add a page to the wiki sharing how they had used digital technology in innovative and inspiring ways within
their establishment. What impact has it had on the learners?

Have a look at some of the exciting work that took place here

#DigiLearnScot⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Scotland’s National Digital Learning Community is running a Digital Learning Week from the 2nd to the 6th March. The aim of the National Digital Learning Week is to: share the innovative and exciting ways in which learners are using digital technologies in school develop a National Digital Learning Community comprising teachers/educators across Scotland encourage pledges […]