Strategic Aim 2 states:

 

"School Libraries in Scotland use digital technology to deliver high quality and efficient digital learning experiences for young people, enabling access to information and creative opportunities."

 

The list of resources below relate to information, digital literacy and digital creativiity

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career programme aimed at children and young adults from lower income backgrounds to try computer science.

It has launched a free virtual coding programme available for students, teachers and parents to help build computer science skills for students learning at home.

 

Barefoot is developed by teachers and helps to boost primary teachers' subject knowledge - bringing computing to life in the classroom.

Their website provides information on a range of computer programmes for various ages.

 

Be Internet Legends aims to empower young children to use the web safely and wisely, so that they can be confident when exploring the online world.

The website is full of helpful advice, tools and resources to help children navigate the internet safely.

 

 

Code Clubs is a global network for free coding clubs for 9-13-year-olds. It is active in over 160 countries and on the website you can explore projects and free resources available online. 

 

Animal Lovers will really appreciate the live zoo cams which Edinburgh Zoo operate. With cameras dotted around the whole park its possible to catch a glimpse of animals like pandas, tigers and koalas from the comfort of home.

 

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organsation which aims to close the gender gap in computer science. During the Coronavirus pandemic they are making computer science educational acitivities available to download for free.

 

The Glasgow Science Centre broadcasts daily science experiments, facts and trivia on its social media platforms at 10am every morning. A great way to bring a little bit of science into the home.

 

Internet Matters provides expert support and practical advice on how to help children benefit from connected technology.

 

There are plenty of museums around the world which offer virtual tours including the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Louvre in Paris.

 

Broaden horizons with NASA Kids - a resource rich website which has stories, facts, games and lots of downloadable activities.

 

You can explore lots of the collections available at the National Museum of Scotland online. The museum also has plenty of interative resources and online activities available via its website.

 

Respect Me is Scotland's anti-bullying service and was launched in 2007. The website provides advice and tips on how to speak to your child about online bullying and internet safety. 

 

Scratch is an onliine learning programme specifically designed for children aged between eight and 16-years-old.

The website is full of information and resources which both inspire and inform.

 

Think You Know provides information, support and resources on how to learn about online safety at home with your child.