You Did It! Amazing £5000 Win! Thank You for Voting for Tech@Sciennes

We are delighted to announce that our bid to win £5000 to support learning and teaching with technology was successful!Thank you so much for your tremendous support in voting for the project and to parent Colin Sim for all his hard work in preparing and submitting the bid to the One Family Foundation.Thank you very … Continue reading You Did It! Amazing £5000 Win! Thank You for Voting for Tech@Sciennes

BE QUICK!… ANOTHER Amazing Chance to win £5000 for Sciennes!

 ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN £5000 for Sciennes! This time with OneFamily FoundationWe have until MID-DAY THIS WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER  to get enough support by voting to win £5000 money from the One Family Foundation. (Thanks to parent, Colin Sim, we have already been successful in reaching the Judges' Final of another competition two weeks ago … Continue reading BE QUICK!… ANOTHER Amazing Chance to win £5000 for Sciennes!

Innovative iPad Modelling for Pupils and Staff

Andrew JewellAnna MillarAndrew Jewell (Head of Education and Development, Scotland for iTeach-UK) and Anna Millar (formerly of City of Edinburgh's Digital Learning Team) are providing us with iPad training days arranged by the DigITal Learning Team where they model and then discuss innovative iPad lessons with pupils and staff. Andrew also ran an excellent 'Learning … Continue reading Innovative iPad Modelling for Pupils and Staff

eJASS at Sciennes

Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme a number of years ago. Last year, we began working withIan Forder from JASSsoftware developer Steve Moorethe Digital Learning TeamAlice Brown, Headteacher at Tollcross PrimaryBarry Hewitt from Outdoor Learning Claire Cooper from Drummond HIgh Schoolto help develop … Continue reading eJASS at Sciennes

P7 Pupils Get Creative with BBC Music’s "God Only Knows"

How fantastic to see so many of our P7 pupils' video clips used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme broadcast on CBBC on Saturday 22nd November 10am!Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been very encouraging about the children's work and was delighted they had so much fun working on it. She also shared with … Continue reading P7 Pupils Get Creative with BBC Music’s "God Only Knows"

Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty

P7A wrote fantastic poems and stories about amphibians and reptiles for the conservation and wildlife education group Froglife. Congratulations to P7 pupils Lucy and Kirsty who gained first and runner up prizes in their creative writing competition and so were invited to the launch of Froglife's Scottish Dragon Finder Project at Parliament on Wednesday evening … Continue reading Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty

P2 iPad Teachers

P2A shared the skills they had learned from P7B with their P5A Buddies as part of a lovely session of activities for World Book Day.  They had a great time reading books and making a Pic Collage of their chosen characters. The P5s read an extract from the book they had brought in and P2s … Continue reading P2 iPad Teachers

Hour of Code Free Apps

Hour of Code Tutorials “ I think everybody should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” Steve Jobs Light-Bot Free App in iTunesor try the online version Hopscotch Coding for KidsHopscotch Tutorial Daisy the DinosaurComputer programming for 5-8 year olds   Scratch is available for free as a download, though not for mobile … Continue reading Hour of Code Free Apps

Apple TV

We would like to thank Jamie Marshall from XMA and London film maker Anton who produced this very glossy film explaining 1:1 at Sciennes, and how our programme sits within City of Edinburgh Council's vision and strategy for technology in our schools.What we find most striking is the remarkable confidence of our pupils in discussing … Continue reading Apple TV

"A Dozen Decades at Sciennes" in iTunes and iBooks

Our commemorative eBooks, celebrating Sciennes' 120th Anniversary, are now available to download from iTunes and the iBookstore. Created using iBooks Author and published in six instalments, they can now be viewed on an iPad.Thank you to all former and current pupils, staff and friends of Sciennes for their contributions and to Sciennes' parent and author … Continue reading "A Dozen Decades at Sciennes" in iTunes and iBooks

P7C Digital Learners

Six pupils from P7C were invited to present at an Apple Leadership Event at the George Hotel on Friday 6th September and were outstanding ambassadors for Sciennes, demonstrating incredible confidence in front of an audience of educators. Kim, Katie, Tea, William, Robert and Derry worked with Ms French throughout the day creating a presentation on … Continue reading P7C Digital Learners