Just wanted to bring to all staff’s attention a resource we all have access to which has thousands of resources to plan with , use in learning designs and to assess with.

 It’s Scootle.


 You can now access it through learnlink ( no other login required.


 I have created a video on how to get into Scootle and then search and filter your search results.

The Video is here:

Video about given access to a resource via a pin is here:

The next video will be about creating learning path ‘sequence’ and making that accessible for students.


Using Your Chromebooks (or Google Chrome Apps)


Whether you are in Google Chrome or on a Chromebook, there are something you need to do first.


Set up a person, school or class Google Account, or skip this if you are happy to use an account you already have.


Now to add the Google Apps that you want – thanks Emily


Want to add printers


How does this all go on a Chromebook?

Guide to all thing Chrome:


Quick Tutorial for the New Google Drive

Some “Truths” about Chromebooks

Interested in Google forms?

Coding (Programming)

The power of using this blog is that it can be edited, changed anytime.  Please let me know if there are other resources you can add to this list:

A blog for everything Coding

You tube videos, some to do with using coding apps

Check out this video on YouTube about Scratch Junior:

How long it takes to teach coding?

Year 3/4 – Teach kids to code Pencil is a collaborative programming site for drawing art, playing music, and creating games. Pencil is also a place to experiment with mathematical functions, geometry, graphing, webpages, simulations, and algorithms. Programs are open for all to see and copy.

Coding Resources from ISTE 2014

Coding Apps and Games

Coding and the Curriculum

Code Studio –  A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Article on Programming – many other articles available

Game Mechanic

Coding Apps for Tablets Straight in with coding with my written words!

A blog post about where to start

The best resources to get kids coding


5 Student Project Places for Creatively Developing Coding Skills


Learning and Teaching with Digital Content

This course will fully explore the
Log on with dlb@ “schooldomain” and the password given at course.

At the completion of the course you will have a teaching and learning sequence to use as part of your classroom program.

This course is a 5 hour course with 2.5 hours the first night and the balance between the second night and any preperation done in between sessions.

LTI Advanced

More Information 

Workshop 1 – Constructing

  • Introduction
  • Web 2.0
  • Blog
  • Digital Culture
  • Startpages

Workshop 2 – Identifying

  • EdCap
  • Wikis
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Online tools Searching

Workshop 3 – Expanding

  • Podcasts
  • Scaffolded learning
  • Learner management systems
  • Google Earth

Workshop 4 – Sharing

  • Learning Objects
  • Digital Resources
  • Digital Learning Bank
  • Achieving SACSA outcomes

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