Today, in North America, it is Digital Learning Day. (In Scotland we celebrate National Digital Learning Week in May so look out for upcoming events…) Digital learning plays an essential part in the life of Tynecastle High School where students and staff make effective and innovative use of digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching. We’ve released a new book in the Apple Book Store detailing many of the ways our students and staff use digital learning. You can view or download our book by tapping on this link on any iOS device.
Our new book was also part of our application to be re-recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, a recognition we are delighted to have achieved again, and in fact the only school in Scotland to hold it at this time. This is down to the fantastic work our students and staff do to make sure we improve and innovate wherever possible to achieve the best outcomes for learning. Our use of digital technologies and our 1:1 Digital Learning programme is one of the ways in which we do this. It is exciting to continue to be a part of this global community and learn from and share practice with school across the world.
Opportunities to experience what digital learning looks like at Tynecastle will be available for parents and carers nearer Digital Learning Week in May 2019.
Working Together to be Healthy: Inside and Out on Safer Internet Day
Happy Safer Internet Day everybody! On Tuesday 5th February 2019, people around the world will be talking and thinking about how we can work “Together for a better internet”. Here at Tynecastle High School, as part of our Children’s Mental Health Week celebrations, we are especially interested in the impact of our digital lives on our wellbeing.
We know that the internet brings a huge range of opportunities, but time online can also leave us feeling worried about its effects on our mental and physical health. What positive choices can we make in our digital lives, to keep ourselves Healthy: Inside and Out? And how can we work together, to support each other?
Join us at Tynecastle High School on Tuesday 5th February, 6.30pm-7.30pm (refreshments available from 6.15pm), for advice and discussion with folks from across the Tynecastle Learning Community. No need to book – just come along with your questions, ideas and curiosity! All parents, carers and students at Tynecastle and our associated primaries are welcome.
We were delighted to be announced as Winners of the Digital Learning and Teaching category of the Scottish Education Awards 2018. The awards ceremony took place at the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow on the 6th of June attended by staff and students from Tynecastle, along with other from schools across Scotland. John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills gave the opening address. It was wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work undertaken by our staff and students which enables digital learning and teaching to have such a powerful impact on the lives of our students.
We are so proud of this achievement and delighted to share this with our wider school community.