Digital learning practice in a Fife school could be rolled out across Scotland

The digital learning being practised by children at a Fife school has been praised for its '˜outstanding progress' and could be rolled out across Scotland.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 28th February 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 5:11 am
Digital learning at a Fife school could be rolled out across Scotland
Digital learning at a Fife school could be rolled out across Scotland

HM Inspectors highlighted the digital learning being carried out at Kirkton of Largo Primary and are now set to work with the school to record the practice and share it more widely to support improvement at a national level.

Catherine Cunningham, headteacher, said the school has been using Glow, Scotland’s national intranet for schools, for class blogs to record and share activities and success with parents, to evidence wider achievements of pupils and encourage and enhance youngsters’ use of digital technology.

Children have also been learning to successfully create computer programmes and make games using various tools.

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Kirkton of Largo Primary has a very successful code club, which aims to instil the basics of computer programming into children and the school also has a very active Twitter feed which is used to share learning with parents and interact with other schools.

Catherine Cunningham said: “We were really pleased to have been recognised for the standard of digital learning we have. The children are very confident in using digital technology and it is embedded in their learning.

“They are equally as confident with using digital as they are using a pen and paper.”

Sadie Cushley, HM Inspector at Education Scotland, said: “Throughout our visit we identified interesting practice in digital learning that is to be commended.

“Of note, was the fact all children were learning to use code and it was encouraging to see children demonstrate their skills.”

She added: “We look forward to working with the school and Fife Council to share the practice widely.”