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Education Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national development and improvement agency for education. It is charged with providing support and challenge to the education system, from the early years to adult learning. Education Scotland is committed to making a positive impact on Scottish education, working collaboratively and in partnership with other public bodies and local authorities.

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NEW RESOURCE TO HELP TEACHERS TACKLE DOMESTIC ABUSE

Education Scotland | August 18, 2020

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A new resource has been developed by Education Scotland for education staff to help them understand the role they can play in tackling domestic abuse, which evidence shows increased during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Domestic abuse information for educators resource, created in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid, outlines the nature of domestic abuse, the indicators and impact on children and young people, and how to respond to potential cases of domestic abuse. For many children and you...

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PUPILS ACROSS SCOTLAND RECEIVE THEIR SQA RESULTS

Education Scotland | August 04, 2020

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Pupils who did not get the results they expected can call the Results Helpline set up by Skills Development Scotland on 0808 100 8000. The Helpline is available from 8am - 8pm on Tuesday 4 August and Wednesday 5 August, and from 9am - 5pm on Thursday 6 August to Wednesday 12 August, closing at weekends. With exams cancelled for the first time ever due to Coronavirus, young people are receiving qualifications based on a combination of teacher judgement and national moderations by the Scottish Qua...

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HOW DO DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS BOOST TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION?

Study International | January 14, 2020

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Digital portfolios is the latest edtech to gain growing popularity in schools. Presenting teachers with evidence of academic progress and personal growth, they help to open up new ways of learning in the classroom. By storing a collection of successful and shareable projects, students can also showcase their favourite work to parents, peers and teachers online. And with the ability to share these documents with educators, it can facilitate sessions of constructive feedback on their creations. An...

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DO EDTECH APPS KEEP STUDENT DATA SAFE?

Times Higher Education | January 13, 2020

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From in-class polling tools to university-wide learning management systems, software applications – apps – are ubiquitous on campuses nowadays. By collecting and crunching data from staff and students, these programs play a key role in supporting students and helping the modern university run smoothly. These data, however, can be highly sensitive – and very valuable. Add the fact that many of these apps are created by third-party companies and you have, some believe, a ticking ...

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NEW RESOURCE TO HELP TEACHERS TACKLE DOMESTIC ABUSE

Education Scotland | August 18, 2020

A new resource has been developed by Education Scotland for education staff to help them understand the role they can play in tackling domestic abuse, which evidence shows increased during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Domestic abuse information for educators resource, created in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid, outlines the nature of domestic abuse, the indicators and impact on children and young people, and how to respond to potential cases of domestic abuse. For many children and you...

Read More
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PUPILS ACROSS SCOTLAND RECEIVE THEIR SQA RESULTS

Education Scotland | August 04, 2020

Pupils who did not get the results they expected can call the Results Helpline set up by Skills Development Scotland on 0808 100 8000. The Helpline is available from 8am - 8pm on Tuesday 4 August and Wednesday 5 August, and from 9am - 5pm on Thursday 6 August to Wednesday 12 August, closing at weekends. With exams cancelled for the first time ever due to Coronavirus, young people are receiving qualifications based on a combination of teacher judgement and national moderations by the Scottish Qua...

Read More
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HOW DO DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS BOOST TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION?

Study International | January 14, 2020

Digital portfolios is the latest edtech to gain growing popularity in schools. Presenting teachers with evidence of academic progress and personal growth, they help to open up new ways of learning in the classroom. By storing a collection of successful and shareable projects, students can also showcase their favourite work to parents, peers and teachers online. And with the ability to share these documents with educators, it can facilitate sessions of constructive feedback on their creations. An...

Read More
news image

DO EDTECH APPS KEEP STUDENT DATA SAFE?

Times Higher Education | January 13, 2020

From in-class polling tools to university-wide learning management systems, software applications – apps – are ubiquitous on campuses nowadays. By collecting and crunching data from staff and students, these programs play a key role in supporting students and helping the modern university run smoothly. These data, however, can be highly sensitive – and very valuable. Add the fact that many of these apps are created by third-party companies and you have, some believe, a ticking ...

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