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Ict skills. Es Blog | Grand opening for Inverkeithing Media House. Gordon Brown officially opened the new media house at Inverkeithing High School on Monday, as the school celebrated new funding secured by some of its star pupils. Students Lewis Phillips and David Simpson have worked tirelessly in their management of the Inverkeithing Media Network, and their persistence in seeking new equipment has paid off with a grant that has enabled them to upgrade their facilities. To celebrate, the school opened its doors on Monday and guests were treated to a buffet lunch and entertainment from Inverkeithing High School musicians. Former Prime Minister Mr Brown spoke about his role as the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and how The Media Network plays a valuable role in the community, before officially opening The Media House.

He added: "We often hold up the content they publish on Makewaves as a benchmark for other schools around the country, and there is no school more deserving of excellent new media facilities. "

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Balmullo QR Safari | Jon Gill. Between March and May of 2012, on Friday afternoons, I have been ‘digital advisor’ to a class of Primary Twos at Balmullo Primary in Fife. We set out to install a QR Code Safari around the village, a treasure hunt kind of a trail where the treasure is knowledge and education! The theme was ‘Old Balmullo’ – what was it like to live and work in Balmullo 100 years ago and how has the past shaped what we know and love about the village..? The children learned about the village through storytelling, looking at old pictures and comparing them to present day Balmullo, they spoke to the community and their families.

Now they are giving something back. All of the information that they gathered has now been ‘hidden in plain sight’ around the village. QR Codes can be scanned using mobile devices such as phones that have cameras and internet access (brands such as Apple, Nokia, Samsung, etc or operating systems such as iOSX, Android, Windows, ).

Here’s the map – Balmullo QR Code Safari Map Like this: Owexelstein : New glow launch pad #slf2012... Scottish IT jobs 'lack enough' graduates to fill them. Glow - Schools IT Excellence Group set up. Education Secretary Michael Russell has appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Muffy Calder to convene an ICT Excellence Group to consider the future development of the schools’ intranet ‘Glow’. As previously indicated, the new ICT excellence group will draw on the experience and expertise of end-users, and educational technology experts to scope the long-term user-centred future of Glow.

Speaking about the the establishment of the group, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell said, “It is crucial that the next generation of Glow allows schools to harness the power of technology for learning, to keep pace with rapidly evolving developments and speak the language that young people speak online.” “Professor Calder’s group will have the challenge of imagining a future for the service that can be customised to the individual requirements of our young people, is dynamic and can remain relevant for years to come. The group members confirmed today are: GlowPlus: L.A. Duty of care and Filtering | Charlie The most frequent reason I get when I discuss “open access” to the Internet with those that control network access and strategy in local authorities is duty of care: “We have a duty of care to protect young people”.

But what is this duty of care, what isthe legal precedence on which it is based and does this duty of care require that we provide our learners with poor connectivity and restricted access to the worlds largest source of learning material? In Scottish law, duty of care, or rather breaches of duty of care are dealt with under Delict law. The idea of delict is not to prevent a person’s acts or omissions from ever causing harm occurring, but is to take reasonable precautions in the circumstances to prevent harm. In determining what constitues sufficient precautions several factors apply: probability of injury, severity of injury, availability of precautions and foreseeability of injury.

The NFER review of evidence also indicated that: We, as educators, clearly have a lot to do. Net losses - News. Last Updated:31 August, 2012Section:News Today TESS publishes a survey of all 32 local authorities’ stances on the use of YouTube, mobile devices, social media, wi-fi and file-sharing websites Pupils across Scotland are being taught in an “educational apartheid” when it comes to classroom access to the technology they have at their fingertips outside the school gates. TESS’s exclusive survey of all 32 councils’ policies on classroom access to YouTube, social media, mobile devices, wi-fi and file-sharing websites reveals a widely disparate landscape, with some authorities being driven by a fear of litigation and the spectre of cyberbullying.

Our enquiries also reveal anger and frustration on the part of teachers - and a warning that by denying young people access to the kind of ICT to which they have easy access at home, schools are limiting the research skills and capacity of their pupils. When TESS asked via Twitter what annoyed teachers most about ICT policies, replies teemed out. SATH - Scottish Association of Teachers of History. JellyCam - Stop Motion.

How To Train Your Robot « Dr. Techniko's Children's Stories. Last Sunday, I taught six kids of ages 5 to 7 how to program. “In what programming language?” You may ask. Well…I didn’t use a programming language, at least none that you know of. In fact, I didn’t even use a computer. Instead, I devised a game called “How To Train Your Robot”. Before I explain how the game works, let me tell my motivation. I learned how to program during my freshman year at MIT when I was 19. Learning how to program is going to be the most useful new skill we can teach our kids today. How To Train Your Robot The game works as follows: every kid is turned into a “robot master” and their mom or dad becomes their “robot”. The goal is for the robots to go through an obstacle course, pick up a ball and bring it back. The fun part begins when each robot retrieves the ball. This is my favorite program (written by a five year old girl): I designed the class to teach some very basic principles of computer science and programming: Like this: Like Loading... | Sticking stuff together that works... Learn to code. Ideas For Using Edmodo. The Computer Literacy Project 2012. Free conversion - no download required - Zamzar. Primary School Web2 Search - Web 2.0. Home! Parkfield ICT - ICT Club Topics. Recognising pupils’ wider achievement « Glow Cookbooks. Overview: S6 pupils and Mr Russell Sixth year pupils at John Ogilvie High School in South Lanarkshire have recently started to use a Glow Group to store their records of achievement. Senior staff are so pleased with the results that they plan to extend the process to the rest of the school.

This cookbook looks at the system the school has developed. Context: When Eddie Morrison became headteacher at John Ogilvie High School in South Lanarkshire two years ago, he was keen to encourage pupils to reflect on their achievements, their participation in the school, their family and community, and how these contributions shape their own development. Working with senior staff Des Reilly and Fiona Mullen, Eddie has developed a simple but formal mechanism – the school’s own diploma – to recognise what pupils have achieved in their lives.

Eddie Morrison talks about the John Ogilvie HS diploma click to enlarge Updating RoAs A tour of the S6 Wider Achievement Glow Group Ingredients: Recipe: Impact: Welcome to the Web. Thank you for visiting 'Welcome to the Web'. By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities, you will learn all about the Internet. Good luck! Choose a section to begin. If you have never used Welcome to the Web before, it's important to start at 'The Beginning'! This website is part of Teaching Ideas - Please send feedback to Thank you to the following people for their support and contributions to this site: Gareth Pitchford - for his help with the original site and for activity suggestions. Read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Cookie Information. ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools.

Do you wonder why it’s important to help pupils learn to code? The products of coding or computer programming are around us every day, whether we see it or not. Daily living in today’s society depends on someone somewhere having created something in which coding or programming has played a part. Many voices have spoken about how the society in which our pupils live requires more people now and in the future to be skilled in programming or coding. There is a fear expressed that schools which ignore teaching programming or coding are setting up pupils to only be consumers rather than creators of the code-driven products of today and the future.

Many teachers of today, themselves unfamiliar with coding or programming from their own education, may be anxious that they don’t have the skills needed to teach pupils coding or programming. Dr. In a BBC Technology report “Where is the next generation of coders?” Programming Power: Does Learning to Code Empower Kids?

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