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
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!
VOTING CLOSES ON FRIDAY!We would be very grateful if you can take five minutes to help us win £5,000 by registering and voting for Sciennes in the Aviva community fund awards.The money will help support learning at Sciennes by buying mini tablets for a class set that are shared across a year group.There is just … Continue reading How five minutes of your time can be worth £5,000 to Sciennes!
Anna Millar from iTeach Grateful thanks to Anna Millar from iTeach, a great friend and support to the school, who has worked closely with us and with colleagues across all sectors of the city developing and leading training designed to maximise the use of iPads in Learning and Teaching. We were delighted to welcome Anna back … Continue reading iTeach iPad Modelling in P2
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
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
Lovely to welcome Anna Mitchell (from CEC Digital Learning Team, in collaboration with Education Scotland) with a delegation from Iceland to see how iPads are being used at Sciennes. Thank you to Mrs Barker, Ms French, Mr Howie and Ms Sellar for welcoming the visitors into their classrooms and to all the pupils who shared … Continue reading Visitors from Iceland to see iPads
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"
Who were you today, P7?1 Dave Grohl; 2 Alison Balsom; 3 Lorde; 4 Pharrell Williams; 5 Zane Lowe; 6 Sam Smith; 7 Paloma Faith; 8 Eliza Carthy; 9 Nicola Benedetti; 10 Chris Martin; 11 Jaz Dhami; 12 Martin James Bartlett; 13 Danielle de Niese; 14 Stevie Wonder; 15 Florence Welch; 16 Lauren Laverne; 17 Brian … Continue reading P7 BBC Music Tribute for CBBC
It's not every day that we get an invitation from CBBC's Friday Download team to have a go at creating our tribute to a music video and uploading our film clips to the show! Primary Seven pupils began planning their response today to this fantastic creativity challenge and it was wonderful to hear so many … Continue reading CBBC Friday Upload!
Even if you have used an iPad for a while, we think you'll still find some useful hints and tips in these very watchable tutorials.
All our iPads have been reconfigured, and set up ready for individual use in the new session. Today, each of our P7 pupils will be issued with their own personal iPad, for school use only at the moment, though we will invite families to an Information evening later in the term to issue the iPads … Continue reading Today’s the Day, P7
Nadia Kettles, ICT Development Officer from City of Edinburgh's Digital Learning Team, paid a visit to Sciennes last month to give some of our P7 pupils the opportunity to reflect on the impact of 1:1 learning with iPads. Nadia used Adobe Voice app to publish their thoughts on what they see as "The Key to … Continue reading P7 1:1 iPad Reflections
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
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
Primary 7B proved themselves to be EXCELLENT teachers when they taught Primary 2A how to use Pic Collage on their iPads. More lovely photos from Mrs Barker and Miss Pearmain on the P7 Class Page and the P2 Class Page.
Great to see P7B using QR Code technology in their learning. More photos on the P7 Class Page.
President Obama, Apple and Microsoft are backing Hour of Code, which aims to get 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms around the world to learn at least one hour of computer science this week.Lynne from Computer Xplorers gave each of our Primary Seven pupils an exciting session on using Scratch - programming software which can … Continue reading Computer Xplorers: Scratch Hour of Code
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
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
Ninety eight P7 pupils at Sciennes now have exclusive use of an iPad to support their learning for school and home use. Thank you to all the families who came along to the Launch night and to Anna Mitchell and Richard Burgess from City of Edinburgh's DigITal Learning Team for their expert advice and support. … Continue reading 1:1 Expanded at Sciennes
N.B. All parents/carers in P7A and P7B, please note that two contracts require to be completed online before we can issue your child with an iPad on Thursday 28th November 7.00pm-7.45pm.Parent/Carer and Pupil iPAD Responsible Use Contract Pupil ICT Responsible Use Contract A child friendly version of the iPad Contract is available which can be more … Continue reading 1:1 iPad Programme Thursday 28th November 2013
Posted on City of Edinburgh's Bright Futures Blog November 26, 2013 by Children & Families Sciennes pupils getting creative with their devicesA study on the use of mobile technology in Edinburgh schools has found that students become more creative and independent when given their own tablet computer.The research focused on the experiences of pupils in … Continue reading Research shows potential of mobile tech for learning
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Sciennes Primary took part in a National Pilot of 1:1 Mobile Learning with seven other schools from across Scotland which was evaluated in this report from Hull University. Sciennes also took part in City of Edinburgh 1:1 Mobile Learning pilot with three other city schools.In August 2012, the City of Edinburgh Council commissioned Hull University … Continue reading Edinburgh 1:1 Mobile Learning Evaluation
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
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
Derek Robertson, National Adviser Emerging Technologies and Learning at Education Scotland, has worked with schools across Scotland who are engaging with a range of tablet devices such as iPads, Windows 8 tablets, Android Tablets, Kindles and Chromebooks to help effect better outcomes for learners and to help enhance and enrich learning in Curriculum for Excellence. … Continue reading Sciennes 1:1 iPad Pilot
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