The Use of IT to Support Learning

Please note below the lovely comments received from Development Officers working in the Digital Learning and Teaching Team of Education Scotland. They spent the day with us focussing on the use of technology to support learning.  They visited a range of classes, spoke to groups of pupils and members of staff.  They were most impressed by what they saw and heard !

We would like to pass on our thanks to everyone at Portobello High School for an absolutely wonderful visit!

As the day was very well organised this allowed us the opportunity to engage with both staff and learners which provided us with some very valuable insight, which we are keen to share nationally. It was fantastic to see how the technology was being used across the curriculum in a variety of ways which not only supported teachers but also motivated and engaged the learners. It was clear to see and hear in our conversations that the technology has and continues to have a positive impact on the learning experience and by capturing this through the photos and videos we collected allows us to share this with our curriculum teams as well as other schools across the country.

We greatly appreciate the effort that was taken to ensure this opportunity was possible and we would like to thank everyone for their commitment and participation in making this day happen.

If you are able to provide some of the video content of the lunch time conversations this would be welcomed and if members of staff are able to share some of their resources that they used from their lessons this would allow us to add further context to some of the learning which we captured throughout the day.

Finally, we would just like to re-iterate our thanks for the warm welcome that we received and we hope that you viewed this as an opportunity to share some of your excellent practice with us at Education Scotland.