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‘Discovering Digital World’ Roadshow for s1-s3 pupils

Students in your region are invited to join us this spring for the “Discovering Digital World” roadshow series. An innovative event, FREE to attend for students in S1 – S3, produced by Young Scot in association with My World of Work.

The roadshows will showcase the exciting possibilities of a career in digital technology through hands on workshops and more. We will be welcoming groups of 15 or 30 students for registration and a travel contribution/ discount will be made available.

*Full programme details to be announced soon.*

This won’t be a regular run-of-the-mill careers fair, it will be an opportunity for students to get hands on with workshops, masterclasses and engaging demonstrations testing out products and dabbling in coding, designing and developing. Students will meet a whole range of employers and find out routes in to the industry, including career choices and opportunities. Students will find out just how rewarding a career in digital and tech is, with job earnings regularly above the national average.

The invitation to attend is open to all students S1 – S3 and we would like to reach out to teachers to register, the event may be most suitable for students studying:

• Computing
• Computer Science
• Art & Design
• Media Studies
• Business Education
• Any STEM subject

Morning and afternoon sessions are open on the following dates:

• Aberdeen: 29/02
• Dundee: 03/03
• Oban: 11/03
• Inverness: 14/03
• Dumfries: 22/03
Edinburgh: 19/04
• Galashiels: 22/04
• Glasgow: 26/04

If you know of schools that aren’t able to make it along for one of the events – don’t worry, there’ll be other ways to get involved! We will be filming the events, hosting a live-streaming session and hosting Q&A sessions with employers on social media.

Full details for schools to register can be found here:

Or for any questions about any aspects of the project please contact:
Sean Scott / Programme Co-ordinator at –

Google News Technology

Tip for users of Google’s Chrome browser

Users of the Google Chrome browser on PCs, Laptops and Netbooks should note that if they receive a message that they need to update Flash; they could try using Internet Explorer browser as a work-around.

Users of iPads and Chromebooks should not experience any problems with this issue.

I.T will be updating the Chrome browser in September which will use a new secure version of Flash.




ePIPS Assessments Moving to the Web for 2013-2014

CEM have confirmed that the new web-based e-assessment engine for the ePIPS P3, P5 and P7 assessments will be ready to use for the 2013-14 academic session.

This is a welcome change which should enable the assessments to be run on any school computer. We do not yet have any further details, but will aim to test the arrangements as soon as possible.

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Google Chrome is coming to East Lothian Schools

East Lothian IT have started planning for the Google Chrome web browser to be deployed on school computers.

It is currently expected that it will be some time next term when will start to become available.

This will provide an alternative browser which should offer a number of significant benefits, including:

  • automatic synchronisation of Favourites when logged in to Google Apps
  • access to Chrome Web Apps and Extensions from the Chrome Web Store
  • full access to web sites designed for use with Chrome, such as the experimental “100,000 Stars
  • off-line access to eduBuzz Google Docs, e.g. on laptops taken out of wireless network range for learning activities

Please contact David Gilmour or if you have any questions about Chrome.

Digital literacy Internet Safety News

Pupil Inclusion Network: Digital Lives

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

NEWEU 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

esafety briefings

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