Scotland’s Pupil Inclusion Network has posted some useful links following their recent seminar on how children and young people live their digital lives.
PINS Theme: Digital Lives
This PINS theme explores where children and young people go in the virtual world for fun, social networking and learning. Whilst recognising the major concerns we have – for example bullying and sexual or violent content – we also recognise the positive environments for learning and focus on the digital skills children and young people need.
NEW – Digital citizenship in the classroom
In Alberta, Canada they are exploring a whole range of ways to explore and advance the idea of digital citizenship and using technology for learning including equipping classrooms with the technology they need and children using their own devices. More HERE
NEW – EU kids online
Investigates children’s online uses, activities, risks and safety in Europe and globally. More HERE
Does ICT in education interest you?
The Scottish Government is keen to ensure that those with an interest in ICT in education feel engaged with and informed about future activity. Complete this short survey before Friday May 10th. More HERE
The UK Safer Internet Centre is delivering free-of-charge esafety briefings across Scotland in May. More HERE
Research with young people using digital media
Young Digital is about using digital research with children and young people. More HERE
It’s all about making, being creative and sharing. Every child can be a maker. More HERE
New internet safety resources from With Scotland
A new Internet Safety Resource covers topics such as Safer Social Networking, Online Gaming and Internet Use and Children’s Sexual Development and Behaviour. More HERE
Sexting Information for young people
The Corner have created a magazine targeted at young people to explain in simple terms the risks around sexting. More HERE
Digital Literacy Survey 2013
A lack of skills is damaging young people’s job and life chances. More HERE
Technologies and Curriculum for Excellence
Essential reading for those supporting learning in this key area. More HERE
This new 48-page report from the National Foundation for Educational Research contains the following recommendations and ‘take-home’ points for teachers:
- The evidence suggests that game-based learning can improve engagement and
motivation, but don’t rely on games to improve attainment – there is still a lot we don’t
know about the impact of video games on learning.
- The best way of integrating gaming into teaching is by using it within a clear pedagogic
process. In particular: Continue reading “Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions”
Glow be carrying out some Glow Planned Maintenance on Sat 2nd March.
Glow is likely to be unavailable between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00.
If you’re aware of any Glow activities planned on this date please contact David Gilmour or Shirley Lawson.
On Tuesday 29th January, Education Scotland will alert colleagues throughout Scottish education about the value of professional learning (CPD) communities on Glow.
These communities have evolved from the CPDCentral work with which some of you will be familiar from updates over the last few years.
It is hoped to raise the profile of professional online learning (as advocated in Teaching Scotland’s Future report) by providing a place for us to connect, share and learn with each other and support each other to improve our educational practice.
Feel free to visit the home page of the National PL Community on Glow and have a look for yourself. Your colleagues are encouraged to visit the community support area or email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any questions.
As always, we are grateful for the support given by you to make these things possible on Glow. If you have any questions or identify any potential issues, please get in touch using the following email address email@example.com.
Sent on behalf of Con Morris
National Professional Learning Adviser, Education Scotland
As you probably know, eduBuzz was rebuilt in case it had been “hacked” after some unusual files were spotted on the server. We’ve done everything we can to minimise the risk of future trouble, but now we need your help.
To make the site as secure as possible, we need you to change your password. Please choose a good, secure one – not just a word that can be found in a dictionary!
Here’s a simple guide to creating secure password from Edinburgh University. http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/systems/security/password.html