Equipped for Learning

Equipped for Learning

Midlothian Council aim to provide every school-age pupil living in Midlothian with a learning device such as an iPad or Google Chromebook as part of the Council’s £10.5 million investment in digital learning.

We are proud to say Midlothian is the first local authority in Scotland to launch a world-class digital learning project for all Primary 1 to Secondary 6 pupils. This programme will benefit young people and our staff by: Providing a safe, secure and inclusive learning environment that all school age pupils can access equally. Giving pupils the tools to take greater control of their learning with the ability to access materials on their device at anytime from anywhere. Technically supporting the opportunities and demands of remote learning. Using the platform Google Workspace – popular across many industries – to help pupils and staff develop digital skills for life and work.

Updates

Gmail Tips: Inbox Type

Why not try changing the inbox type so that you can organise your emails in a way that suits you. To do this: Go to the “settings” cog in the top right hand corner of your Gmail account, this will bring up “quick settings” - from here you can adjust density, theme,...

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Google Mail is now live!

Today we launch 3 of our core services for Google Workspace to all Pupils and Staff. This is an important step in our goal to improve communications across schools for pupils and staff.  What do I have access to? You can now use your new identity...

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Texthelp Read&Write

With the recent introduction of our new Google Classroom environment we have taken a step towards further removing barriers to learning. Texthelp's Read&Write Toolbar, which provides reading and writing support to pupils and staff, fully integrates with our...

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Google Workspace Success Stories

Moving to Gmail Moving to a new system can be a daunting task, especially when coupled with the challenges faced across an educational setting. We asked a number of our Digital Leaders from our Early adopters group for their thoughts on how Google Workspace has helped...

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Your emails have now migrated to Gmail

Please read below if you have not yet accessed your @midlothian.education account.  The steps below details exactly how to access your email.  If you have followed these and still cannot access your account, please speak to your Digital Leader in the...

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Getting Support

As part of our “Equipped for Learning” programme we want to ensure that you are fully prepared and supported throughout your transition to a new Google Workspace environment.  To get you to the right place when you have a question or feedback, please see the...

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New Google Classrooms

On Monday 16th August we will be launching a new Google Classroom environment for all teachers as part of the change to our new Google Workspace.  The new instance of Google Classroom, “@midlothian.education”, should be utilised by teachers to develop new courses...

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Moving to Google Workspace

Midlothian Council is pleased to announce that, as part of our ‘Equipped for Learning’ programme, we will be moving all staff and pupils to a new Google Workspace environment throughout August, September and October. Google Workspace is a common platform with a wide...

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