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Welcome to the SS4E March e-news bulletin of 2016. Please feel free to forward this e-news bulletin to colleagues that you think would be interested in any of the items below. If you have any comments or suggestions on this bulletin or indeed any special requests for special software offers, please email them to SS4E.

News

  • As part of Internet Safety Day which was 9th February 2016, BrainPOP UK launched an e-safety competition for Edinburgh schools They have also been working with other Scottish councils including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk. Schools get free BrainPop UK trials until the end of the competition, 30th April 2016
  • The Dens Road Primary School in Dundee have had their experiences with a 3D Printer published on the Create Education website
  • The App for the 'numeracy map' is now available to schools as a bulk purchase
  • School360 Connected Classroom is a learning platform with a unique Avatar registration and behaviour system that reflects the needs of children and young people: School360 supports single sign on: Google Education. An Extensive Resource Bank includes Shoo Fly's Award-Winning thematic resources, proven to raise achievement in writing across the curriculum.
  • If you are looking for Early Years and Primary resources to support World Book Day! busythings offers a great range of traditional tales activities. You can check them out with a free 28 day trial Children will love watching the amusing Dog and Cat characters dress up and perform an array of their favourite traditional tales. A range of follow up activities are available too.
  • CALL Scotland are asking people to take part in their iPad Management Survey. If you are interested in finding out more information or taking park in the survey, please click here
  • Lumio Education is an online mathematics learning resource for primary schools aligned to CfE and has a focus on higher order learning and problem solving experiences. If you are interested in a FREE test account, which includes all the advanced functionality for schools like homework assignments and learning reports please email Manny
  • Kudlian Software are offering Scottish schools 20% off multi-user licences of Animate It! - Award winning stop motion animation software from Kudlian and Aardman Animations and I Can Present Green Screening - Just add a web cam and green screen and start filming green - screen videos. Use any picture for backgrounds, built in autocue. Weather studio resources included. 15% off site licences of AppFurnace - App creation - An alternative to creating PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, students can publish interactive Apps for iOS (Apple) or Android. No coding experience necessary, although code can be used for more involved activities. These offers run until April 30th 2015. To take advantage of these offers please quote SOFT4ED

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