P6C and Mrs Barker had a fantastic day at the Apple Store in Buchanan Street, Glasgow on Tuesday 11th June. Events Co-ordinator Andy Unger met us in St Vincent Street when we arrived by coach. The children were then warmly welcomed in proper feel good style by rapturous applause from staff on both levels of … Continue reading Celebrating Learning at the Apple Store
Sciennes is proud to have been selected in March 2012 as a pilot school for City of Edinburgh in 1:1 learning with mobile technology and a tremendous amount has been achieved in the last year by Class Teachers Wendy French and Fiona Barker. Throughout the pilot their P7 and P6 classes have had a personal … Continue reading 1:1 Initiative Expands
Hull University’s Technology Enhanced Learning Research group, led by Kevin Burden (Principal Investigator) based in the Faculty of Education, has recently completed the first national evaluation to investigate the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland.The study was based in eight schools and six local … Continue reading iPad Scotland Evaluation Study Published
Sciennes was delighted to be invited to Stirling Management Centre on Thursday 8th November to share ideas and practice with colleagues from across the country. Published author and Sciennes' parent, Mary Turner Thomson, was able to share how her innovative and enterprising "Pencilling Creative Ideas" project has enabled three successive P7 year groups to become … Continue reading National Literacy Network – eLiteracy at Sciennes
Sciennes iPad Pilot mentioned by Henry Hepburn in Times Educational Supplement Scotland (TESS)http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6295214
Sciennes was delighted to be invited to present at the Learning Through Technology Roadshow at Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 3rd October. Ms Gallagher, Ms French and Mrs Barker gave a presentation on our experiences of using 1:1 Mobile Technology, as part of a national pilot. "Lucy Gallagher is Depute Head Teacher at Sciennes Primary School … Continue reading Learning Through Technology
Grateful thanks to the sponsor of our 120th Anniversary Celebrations: The Big Lottery Fund through its City of Edinburgh Council "Growing Confidence" project.The first instalment of our A Dozen Decades at Sciennes eBook - The Victorian Era - is now available to download for free from iTunes. Please note that it can only be viewed … Continue reading Thank You to Our Sponsor
Article by Paris Gourtsoyannis published in Holyrood Magazine June 11, 2012 and referring to Cabinet Secretary Mr Michael Russell's visit to Sciennes 16th May 2012. Just months since its launch, a pilot placing iPads in classrooms is already having an impact.Two classes at Sciennes Primary have got a new student, and the teachers are doing all … Continue reading Sciennes’ iPad Pilot in Holyrood Press
It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Michael Russell (Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning) and Jim Eadie (Edinburgh Southern MSP) to Sciennes on Wednesday 16th May to announce a national project examining best practice in using tablet computers and mobile devices for learning and how they can be introduced in schools on a wider … Continue reading Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell at Sciennes
Thank you to all our families and visitors who attended our official launch on Thursday 19th April. Special thanks to Dave McKee, ICT Manager DigITal Learning and Teaching, City of Edinburgh Council and his team of ICT Development Officers, Fiona Hunter, Janet Wallace, and Jenni Robertson and also to Susan Varga from City of Edinburgh … Continue reading Launched!
//www.youtube.com/get_playerParents and Carers in the Pilot Project classes can sign up to attend using the Doodle Poll sent by Angela Christie. A great tool, introduced to us by parent, Claire Wheeler (School Council Communications Group).
ATTENTION: CALLING ALL FORMER PUPILS AND STAFFClick here to access the draft content of our 120th Anniversary iBook.Find the year you attended Sciennes and add your own memories, anecdotes and photographs directly into the draft. The text in this document will be added to interactive content - photographs, audio, video, animations - and it will … Continue reading Help Write the iBook
Thank you to everyone who has been contributing to our online memories form and sending photographs. (See tab at top of page '120th Anniversary.') Our commemorative iBook is well underway, with the help of Sciennes' parent and published author Mary Turner Thomson. We will invite some of our former pupils into school in May to … Continue reading 120th Anniversary iBook Update