Tarbolton Primary School in South Ayrshire use ‘Seesaw’, a student driven digital portfolios, for learners from to instantaneously share and record learning experiences and achievements from within and out with school.
Children and young people use mobile devices to evidence their learning, upload personal targets and reflect on their progress . This is then continuously shared with their teachers and parents in order to review their learning.
Seesaw is also used for uploading homework, sharing letters or information as well as daily communications.
Lynsey Bradford, PT at Tarbolton Primary School says:
“Seesaw has radically changed how we log our pupils learning journeys. It is instant and accessible from all devices and ticks the digital platform buttons for all children. They want to see and share their learning and achievements now and this app allows them to do that in a safe and secure way.”
An Comann Gaidhealach’s newsletter has a summary of the dates for local Mods across Scotland. Education Scotland’s Advice on Gaelic Education refers to such opportunities for personal achievements as an important context for applying language, building confidence and developing a range of skills for learning life and work.
In support of Year of Young People 2018, Historic Environment Scotland and Social Enterprise Academy have launched a new opportunity for schools and social enterprises, aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs and promoting Gaelic language. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scottish Government has commissioned Gaelic Medium Education Scottish National Standardised Assessments (GME SNSA) as part of the National Improvement Framework. The GME SNSA will assess children and young people from Gaelic Medium Education in reading, writing and numeracy during P1, P4, P7 and S3.
Giglets Education is developing the GME SNSA for launch in schools in August 2018. We are now bringing together a team of educators with experience of CfE in Gaelic Medium Education to develop content for the GME National Standardised Assessments.
The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation in relation to Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learner Education. The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement in Gaelic Education while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.
Do you know an early learning and childcare centre or school that can respond to the above statement? Then why not nominate them for the Gaelic Education Award?
Nominations close at 12 noon on Wednesday 14 February 2018
Please see this presentation which gives an overview of the Read, Write, Count initiative. It explores the potential of Read, Write, Count as a parental engagement tool and discusses practical ways to integrate Read, Write, Count in schools and communities.
The presentation includes how Bookbug and Read, Write, Count has been used as a support tool for parental engagement and family learning in Gaelic Medium Education. It also highlights the related impact on Gaelic language development .