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Apps for Good – a novel way to deliver computational thinking and foster creativity

Apps for Good is a charitable organisation aiming to allow students the opportunity to prepare for the real world by taking part in an app-designing challenge. They have created structured programmes where young people are challenged to come up with … Continue reading

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iPad in the Classroom Twilight

Last Monday evening saw the first of our ‘iPad in the Classroom’ sessions for this year, with over 30 teachers coming along looking for inspiration and practical tips on using iPads effectively in their teaching and learning. Some of the … Continue reading

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Free Book Creator App for World Book Day

To celebrate creating 10 million ebooks and World Book Day, Book Creator are giving away free copies of their apps until 5pm today. Simply comment on their blog post here about what book you would like to create.

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Microsoft Office FREE for all Edinburgh pupils and staff

Microsoft Student & Staff Advantage is now available to all Edinburgh pupils and all learning & teaching staff. This means that all learning & teaching users can now download Microsoft Office for PC, Mac and iPad for free. All that is needed to download … Continue reading

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Resources for Computational Thinking

What is Computational Thinking and why should we teach it? How can I teach Computational Thinking? There are many great resources which can be used to introduce the concepts of computational thinking and programming at primary level. Below are just a … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality in the Early Years

Augmented Reality (AR) is technology which superimposes digitally generated information on to the user’s view of reality, this may take the form of a video, 2D or 3D image etc. AR works well with the iPad and a number of apps have been … Continue reading

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Digital Safety Workshops @ Clermiston Primary

Last term Primary 5 at Clermiston Primary School worked on a Digital Safety project. Groups were assigned CfE levels Early to Second. Using resources from the Digital Learning Team website they researched information, games and apps suitable for their target audience.  They shared safety tips … Continue reading

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