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2018
30 October 2018

Data Science Team

Data Science Team
A team from across Scotland was brought together in Glasgow to work on the new National Progression Award in Data Science. Kate and Tommy from the Newbattle/Edinburgh University Team travelled to join others from SQA, schools, further and higher education and industry.  Deadline is June 2019.
25 October 2018

Bioinformatics at work

Bioinformatics at work
A team of Scientists from University of Edinburgh work with students developing some code using #raspberrypi exploring chromosomes @4273pi! #STEM #bioinformatics #digitalcentreofexcellence
11 October 2018

Google comes to Life

Google comes to Life
Our Google Classroom and G-Suite applications were turned on in Glow, the Scottish Schools Intranet.  Our pupils and staff have waited patiently whilst we completed privacy and network security processes. Now the fun begins 🙂
10 October 2018

Young scientists visit the solar system

Young scientists visit the solar system
Staff and students have been amazed by the impact on learning and the ability to go anywhere your heart desires with VR.  This term, our Science department have been looking at the solar system and have set off on several trips to outer space.
5 October 2018

Our Social Media Content

Our Social Media Content
Work is progressing behind the scenes to launch our social media content which will be a collection of wordpress websites, sharepoints in Glow, sways, twitter and instagram.  The 25 strong pupil creative media team are working on content for this and the internal digital signage.
21 September 2018

Data Driven Innovation launched in Newbattle

Data Driven Innovation launched in Newbattle
Craig Steele, Data Scientist from University of Edinburgh was in Newbattle on Friday to work with teams of pupils and teachers creating code and controlling BBC Micros. Great fun and an insight into the Internet of Things.
8 September 2018

Black Diamond Broadcasts LIVE from Newbattle

Black Diamond Broadcasts LIVE from Newbattle
The team from Black Diamond FM broadcast live from the school on Saturday  8th September.  The school are working with the community radio station to create a studio in the school.
3 September 2018

Google Expeditions begin in Science

Google Expeditions begin in Science
Our pupils have travelled all over the planet and beyond in their science lessons lessons. Staff were given training by our Learning Technologists then support in class.
27 August 2018

300 mobile devices used across the school

300 mobile devices used across the school
The first stage of mobile technology deployments see 170 Chromebooks and 130 ipads available in fast deployment trolleys. Learning technologists are support pupils and staff in their use in class.
22 August 2018

Desktop iMacs and PCs widely available

Desktop iMacs and PCs widely available
Three hundred PC desktops, laptops, iMacs and MacMinis out spread throughout the school, in every class and staff base. Nine bookable computer suites come on stream.
20 August 2018

Core Equipment Bedding In

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The school’s core equipment is being used by pupils and staff for the first time. The school’s Learning Technologists are on a fast response across the school to support staff as they use the technology for the first time.
5 June 2018

Centre opens to pupils and teachers

Centre opens to pupils and teachers
The new building opens to pupils for the first time. Although pupils have been in on visits, this is the first day that they will attend classes.
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