The 2015 Computing Science Education conference will be hosted by the School of Computing at the University of Dundee on Saturday 7th November 2015. Peter Donaldson, Kate Farrell and Ross Gibson of Computing at School Scotland say…. ‘After the ‘slimline’ conference last year we will be back to our multiple strands plus workshops model that … Continue reading 2015 Computing Science Education conference 07 November
March 2015 Education ICT newsletter All the latest technology news and views from around East Lothian. More items to follow shortly…. Writing Primary school reports in Word or using Seemis Tracking and Monitoring Setting up a Twitter account for your class / school
Edinburgh’s Digital Learning Team have posted some links to useful Safer Internet Day resources from the Safer Internet Centre UK.
John Johnston of the Glow team is offering a “Blogging Bootcamp” for staff interested in blogging with their classes. John was one of the first Primary teachers to really explore the potential of class blogging during his time at Sandaig Primary, see here and here, so has a lot of experience to pass on. Get started with … Continue reading Blogging Bootcamp
Following a 2012 inspection which highlighted that “Children’s use of a range of technologies in their learning is impressive”, staff from Ormiston Primary were asked to contribute a talk to the recent annual conference of the Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration. The session, by Helen Gardyne and Kirsty Dunn, was recorded and is available on […]
Wikipedia is a wonderful resource for learning, but the language used can be too complex for young readers, or those for whom English is a second language. That’s where the Simple English Wikipedia can help. You’ll find it at http://simple.wikipedia.org Articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use fewer words and easier grammar than the ordinary English […]
Computing At School Scotland Annual Conference Saturday 22nd November 2014 “Very enjoyable day and well organised” “Lots of teaching ideas” “The industry keynotes were really inspiring” “Q. What was good about the conference? A. everything!” (Delegate feedback from 2013 CAS Scotland Conference) What to EXPECT Looking for inspiration to develop deeper and more engaging learning in Computing Science that […]
Glow now has a different login screen, shown left, and the login process has changed. What’s going on – and does it matter? Login screen The Glow login screen has been redesigned, with three large tiles which you can use without logging in: The Glow Connect tile links to a public blog which serves as a one-stop-shop for information […]
What is Google Classroom? Have a look at this video here for a quick synopsis… Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and organise assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. It lets students organise their […]
In response to demand from educators, Google have started a dedicated email newsletter.
The first ever Google for Education newsletter
Educators have told us they want to learn about new tools, ideas and training to inspire their students. So today we’re launching the Google for Education newsletter.