Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million UK children and 2.5 million UK parents.
Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk #SID2017
This video explains how to forward on emails from Gmail to your @highland.gov.uk account.
Some examples of when you get emails on your Gmail account is when someone shares a document with you, if a pupil comments on a post in Google Classroom or if a pupil emails you. All of these can be forwarded on to your @highland.gov.uk account if you follow the instructions in the video above.
Remember, @highland.gov.uk emails cannot be accessed at home unless you have a Highland Council laptop and are signed up for VPN access. Gmail can be accessed from home or on a smartphone/tablet.
Huge congratulations to Lundavra Primary School in Fort William in recognition of their work on Digital Learning and Computing Science.
Lundavra PS is a relatively new school and has 1:1 Chromebooks for P5-P7. Having access to digital technology has allowed them to enhance learning and teaching and push forward a digital culture within the school.
Digital Schools Awards Scotland is a new national awards programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in primary schools.
Schools that successfully complete the programme will receive a nationally recognised Digital Schools Award accredited by Education Scotland. Register your school here or find out more about becoming a digital school.
Lundavra PS has also recently been involved with the Education Scotland Practice Pipeline. The Practice Pipeline pulls together a wide mix of examples which highlight the various ways digital technology can be used in learning and teaching.
This case study features the success they have had exploring Computing Science. In this video the teachers and pupils tell their story about how Barefoot Computing has made a positive impact on the whole school right from first level.
Thanks to Andrew Munro from Plockton High School two new music creation resources have been added to the music creation section in resources.
Incredibox is a musical app in which you can quickly and easily create a mix by running a band of beatboxers. Enjoyed by music teachers Incredibox is used in schools to introduce rhythm and music mechanisms to children.
Click here to access.
Soundation is a powerful online music studio with professional features like recording, effects, virtual instruments and over 700 free loops and sounds.
Click here to access.
The Digital Learning Team will add news or examples of good practice on here so keep checking back for up to date info.