Spend the day with Scotland's leading educationalists and technology experts 

Four years on from its publication in 2016, the Digital Teaching and Learning Strategy is undergoing scrutiny: what has been achieved? Is it still relevant – given evolving technology and the impact now of COVID-19? Is the strategy serving the needs of young people? Is technology boosting attainment?
 
Education technology has never been more important, COVID-19 has pointed to the wealth of edtech resources at our disposal – and at the same time has underscored the need to ensure our educators and pupils have full access to great content that motivates and enthuses teachers and learners beyond the confines of the classroom.
 
Join leading experts as we debate current challenges and examine some of the revolutionary approaches that are enhancing traditional teaching methodology helping to equip teachers and young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.
  • Digital and data education: supporting teachers, learners and empowering leaders of change
  • Transformation in action - a view from the digital coalface in Scottish education
  • From four walls to the Cloud: COVID-19 might have disrupted lessons, but it has provided a boost to innovative on-line learning
  • IOT: how an army of connected ‘things’ is set to put data directly into the hands of learners
  • Setting the bar in STEM education: national policy questions and driving improvements in the quality of teaching
  • STEM or STEAM – encouraging creativity in the classroom

EduTech 2020 provides a crucial forum to examine the latest thinking in digital teaching and learning across Scottish schools 

Local authority vows to re-connect self-isolating pupils ‘smoothly’ via virtual learning platforms
Pupils living in Scotland’s largest geographic council area will be able to continue their learning ‘smoothly’ via a range of online portals if they are asked to self-isolate, it was announced today. Read.

Scottish Borders council announces blended learning contingency arrangements
A Scottish local authority announced details of its blended learning contingency arrangements – which will see large numbers of pupils learning from home using tech hardware and applications. Read.

Digital media company pivots to online learning with schools after broadband boost
A digital media company which specialises in drone filming, video marketing and events ‘pivoted’ towards supporting schools with blended learning and teacher generated content after receiving a broadband boost. Read.

World-class digital learning system launched in Edinburgh and Inverclyde schools
Schools in Edinburgh and Inverclyde have returned to transformative world-class digital learning systems, as the two Local Authorities become the first in Scotland to partner with ClickView. Read.

Public overwhelmingly in favour of IoT use in schools, says survey
The overwhelming majority of people in Scotland are in favour of increasing the role of technology in education, according to a recent survey. Read.

Teaching registration and professional standards body open to discussion on role of tech in secondary education
Scotland’s professional teaching standards and registration body has signalled a willingness to engage with the tech sector following the release of a report that has called for a more prominent role for computing science in secondary education. Read.

8 Scottish education technology companies to watch
With growing demand for innovative tech solutions in education, Scotland’s smartest ed tech companies are rising to the challenge, supporting schools and education providers worldwide. Read.

UK First for Scottish Borders Council.
Over 96% of young people are accessing learning resources through SBC’s  Inspire Learning programme. The Scottish Borders is leading the way in home education with pupils at every secondary school in the region using digital technology during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Read more.

Museums Galleries Scotland continue their work online.
Although unable to open during the lockdown, museums and galleries have continued their work online with exhibitions and activities to help lift spirits and educate people about history. Read more.

Calls for action to challenge discrimination against women is STEM.
Equate Scotland has published the findings of a report looking at the experiences of more than 400 women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) professions. Read more.
Highland Council’s schools are benefiting from advanced online teaching tools .
Highland Council is one of the first local authorities in Scotland to recognise and develop a Schools Digital Learning Hub which provides a resource for staff, parents and pupils to support home learning.  Read more.


World-class digital learning system launched in Edinburgh and Inverclyde schools
Schools in Edinburgh and Inverclyde have returned to transformative world-class digital learning systems, as the two Local Authorities become the first in Scotland to partner with ClickView. Read more.

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