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Safer Internet Day planning event Scotland

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Guest post by UK Safer Internet Centre

Event: Safer Internet Day Planning Scotland

Date: Friday 8th December 2017

Location: City Chambers, Edinburgh

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Cost: Free

The UK Safer Internet Centre invites you to our Safer Internet Day planning event in Edinburgh.  Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to empower children and young people to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Safer Internet Day (SID) achieves a huge impact because of the collective activities of people right across the UK. Schools run sessions for students, parents and staff; companies engage with employees, customers and partners; police services, charities, government and wider reach out through their networks; celebrities add their voice; and individuals across the UK connect with their families and friends.

Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, last year’s campaign reached 42% of children (aged 8-17) and 23% of parents in the UK. There were over a million views of SID video content, 70,000 tweets, and over half a million downloads of SID educational resources. We aim to make Safer Internet Day 2018 on February 6th even bigger and by working together we can have an incredible impact across Scotland.

Come along to our planning event at the historic Edinburgh City Chambers to hear directly from the UK Safer Internet Centre about the SID 2018 campaign. The BBC will be there to showcase a newly launched BBC online service aimed at helping 9-12’s safely and confidently explore digital spaces.  This event is a great opportunity to network, share and be inspired by others’ plans for the day. Whether you are a school, charity, public sector organisation or private company, there is something you can do to play a part in the day. We will be delighted if you can join us and a range of leading organisations as we plan for Safer Internet Day.  Please book here.

For more information, contact Jess McBeath: jess.mcbeath@swgfl.org.uk.

Apple Professional Learning @ Tynecastle High School

Tynecastle High School is an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre. Staff at the school have been using iPad to transform learning for a number of years and are offering some great professional learning opportunities this term.

All courses will be held at Tynecastle High School from 4-5.30pm. Click the links below for more details and to book a place for free!

Thursday November 2nd: Formative Assessment with Quizlet and Kahoot on iPad with Kirsty West
Tuesday November 7th: Pages for iPad with Jenni Robertson
Monday November 27th: Numbers for iPad (not just a spreadsheet…) with Jenni Robertson
Thursday November 30th: iTunes U Course Creation with Kirsty West
Monday December 4th: GarageBand in the Classroom
with Sam Wallace
Wednesday December 6th: Creating Engaging Movies using iMovie (perfect for end of term assemblies) with Jenni Robertson

In addition to this training, educators can pursue professional learning in their own time with Apple Teacher. The programme provides high quality, online resources to support the use of iPad and Mac for learning.

Free Programming Workshops from ComputerXplorers

computerXplorers1-150x150In conjunction with British Science Week (11 – 18 March) ComputerXplorers are offering free programming workshops for pupils which will teach them to program their own computer games.  In addition, teachers are offered a free ‘Introduction to Programming’ session designed to increase confidence in programming.

Schools wishing to sign up for free on-site children’s ComputerXplorers coding workshops or teachers’ computing CPD sessions on British Science Week’s digital day, Friday 11 March, should email info@computerxplorers.co.uk for more details.

Creating a course in iTunes U

Guided access piciTunes U is an iPad app where you can create a course and deliver it to your pupils. Pupils are able to submit homework and staff can use a built in gradebook to store marks. Staff can access all the resources on the iTunes store and the materials on iTunes U.
iTunes U works best when every pupil in the class has an Apple device.

Click on the icon or here to see the step-by-step guide.