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O365 for All

If you are a learner or teacher in Scotland, your Glow account details allows you to download Office 365 for free. This gives all Glow users the ability to download the full Office apps to 5 PCS, 5 tablets and 5 phones. To access your free copies of O365, next to the...

Glow Blogs

Pupils across Midlothian are talking about blogs, are bloggers and share blogs but what are they talking about? How do they blog? Who can blog? What is a blog? The word blog is short for 'weblog.' It is a regularly updated website belonging to one person or a...

Mystery Skype

Before the Christmas holidays, I worked alongside pupils and staff in Primary 6 at Saint Mary's Primary School to have my first ever Mystery Skype session. Initially, I contacted a teacher via the Microsoft Educator Community site. I had to ensure the teachers I was...

Baiboard 3

Thanks to the Digital Learning Team at The City of Edinburgh, I have been introduced to a great collaboration whiteboard app which can be used across the curriculum. Baiboard 3, available for free on the app store, is designed to allow learners to 'visualize, create...

Selfie Feedback on Learning

I discovered this app on Tony Vincent's blog, Learning in Hand. "Recap is a free app that provides teachers with new, creative ways to gather evidence of student thinking using video." It allows teachers to send a question to the class via the app and learners are...

Duck Duck Moose Apps

Duck Duck Moose apps encourage children to explore and learn in a safe and fun environment. There are 22 educational apps available from the app store, free of charge, which enable children to consolidate their learning across the curriculum and develop their...

Augmented Reality

This week we have been experimenting with Augmented Reality (AR) Apps that are free and brilliant!   Quiver - Let 3D augmented reality take your colouring to the next level... Step 1: Print your colouring page from this link Colouring Packs Step 2: Colour in your...

Featured Blogs from around Scotland

Falkirk Council

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Glow Connect

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City of Edinburgh

  • End of Term Collection: Recommended iPad apps
    There are many excellent apps available for iPad that can be used in school. Here are a few that come recommended by the Digital Learning Team: OneNote Cost: Free (Office 365 login required) Descripti [...]
  • Microsoft Learning Event Series
    The Digital Learning Team will be hosting a series of events in collaboration with Microsoft. Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess will join the team to run two learning events for staff in Ed [...]
  • Innovation Centre for Education Launch
    On Friday 21st of April the Digital Learning Team launched the Innovation Centre for Education. The centre was put together in collaboration with CGI and XMA. It showcases digital technology available [...]

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East Lothian Council

  • Pexels.com: Good quality CC licensed images you are free to use
    Making web site of Twitter posts attractive needs good images, and Pexels.com looks a good source of quality, free stock photos if you don't have anything else available.  They're all free [...]
  • NSPCC Sexting Guidance
    James White at Ineqe Group (www.ineqe.com) has drawn our attention to this NSPCC guidance on sexting. NSPCC Research – 15% increase in counselling related to sexting. NSPCC has produced a guide to [...]
  • What’s New in Google Apps newsletter – May 2016
    This newsletter provides a roundup of all the new features added to Google Apps from May 2016.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xw4be6Yw6E79jb6PC5XSx_I68dGAp56ChyRkfZ3cOGc/preview?pref=2pli=1 The [...]

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