During my time in the classroom, I was so excited to get started using technology with my Primary 3 pupils. However, things in education aren’t always as easy as it seems. I didn’t work in a school where the children had 1:1 devices at all times, not all of my teachers were confident in technology and sometimes I just didn’t know where to start. So how did I manage to create a Blended Learning Environment in my classroom with minimal tech?
Today, teachers, students and parents are blessed with a wide range of choice for portable and affordable devices that are suitable for use in education. While there may be multiple manufacturers and even more form factors to choose from, they all leverage the power of Windows 10. We’re going to take a look at one such device – the Linx 1010. Many will be familiar with its predecessor, the Linx 10, and with the Linx 1010, Linx have evolved their product and the thinking behind it.
Tuesday 7th February marked the beginning of three Twilight Sessions for teachers across Renfrewshire and Central Scotland to gain confidence and skills when teaching Code in the classroom, using BBC micro:bit. This event was put together in collaboration with Microsoft, West College Scotland, Paisley YMCA and Renfrewshire Council. Every teacher was gifted a micro:bit from Microsoft, attachments from West College Scotland and funding from the Digital Xtra Fund.