The Scottish Learning Festival is an annual conference, hosted by Education Scotland, which offers educators from Scotland the opportunity to:
I attended the conference and, on behalf of Google (UK), delivered a seminar highlighting our changed attitude to technology and several of the ways we've been using Google Apps (now G Suite for Education) to enhance learning and teaching. The seminar was attended by a range of professionals from teachers, SMT and those involved in education at an authority level - both from Scotland and abroad. Dialogue after the seminar, including by emails in the week since, have focussed around the ease of use, sign-up process, use of Google Apps in SfL and interplay between GLOW and Google Apps.
The conference as a whole was an excellent opportunity to see how providers of digital technology were moving forward and to share our experience formally and informally. I also contributed to a workshop by Tablet Academy looking at Chromebooks and the potential for Google Apps. Having never used a Chromebook - but a daily user of Google Apps - the transition couldn't have been easier!
I've been reassured that our vision for improving learning & teaching by utilising digital technologies is in-line with the Scottish Government's strategy. I've also been able to see that, despite not having new devices, we're making huge progress in terms of incorporating digital technologies and are managing to be at the forefront of this in Scotland.
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