SE/NE Locality Meeting: Digital Learning and Assessment

17 September 2020: Below is a brief summary from the South East Locality Meeting about Digital Learning and Assessment on Thurs 10th Sept.  Edinburgh Council officials update: contingency learning plans in place; developing training for teachers re blended learning and are also looking at videos for parents to help them support children with blended learning should it be needed.  Schools have been asked to appoint Digital Leaders and develop a Digital Learning Strategy. 

Edinburgh Council has written a Responsible User Protocol which, once signed will enable live video lessons should the need arise. 

A number of digital learning resources were named: 

  1. clickview coming online which will have curriculum aligned resources and allows for video to be shared
  2. scholar
  3. e-sgoil – can sign up for after-school classes (places allocated on first come first serve basis)
  4. Digilearn.Scot
  5. Edinburgh Council is working on plans for practical subjects; hopes to have Active Schools in place after the October holidays; and music tuition in person or online is to happen immediately.  A recruitment drive is underway to build up a pool of teachers who can help cover absences. 
  6. Minutes and slides from the meeting will be uploaded once available.