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LGBT Inclusive Education Information For Parents

As a result of work done accross the education sector in Scotland schools are changing to be more inclusive of LGBT children and families.

For more information on what these changes are and may mean for you please click on and read the PDF below.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Teams Password Problems and How To Guide

Ahead of the autumn parent consultations, and with particular thought to our P1 families and other new starts, here are both some general guides to using teams/365 which we made during the 2 lockdowns, along with a troubleshooting guide to dealing with signing in and password issues.

URGENT UPDATE

The digital learning team have changed the look of their website today (30/09/21). The button you click is now the one circled below not the learner’s login shown in the video.

Troubleshooting Teams Login

Here are some of the most common sign in issues to help with quick trouble shooting.


WONKY FONT ISSUES WITH PASSWORDS The font on the sign in sheet is outside our control and sadly has some confusing type issues.

First up it prints lower case letter L almost exactly the same as a number 1. There are two ways to spot this. Firstly the lower case L has a serif at the top which sticks out straight to the left, a right angle, while the 1 has the slightest of angles downwards.

Another classic issue is the confusion of letter o or O with the number 0.

To help spot these issues please be aware the format of the passwords is 6 letters (always including a single capital) followed by up to 2 numbers. So for example if your 1 is in the first 6 characters it’s actually a lower case L.

EMAIL ISSUES
The default sign in sheets print out an email formatted 12345678@schools.edin.org (or similar). This is out of date for signing into the system but again outside the school’s control. Instead check you are using the format 12345678@ea.edin.sch.uk where needed. We have now got stickers or simple pen crossing out that should have corrected this.


MIXING UP EMAILS AND USERNAMES This is hard to explain in writing but essentially the “username” can either be the email as described above or just the number part. The video linked above should make this clearer.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Internet Safety for Parents

Today we have added many more useful information sheets for parents on internet safety.

They cover a vast range of websites, games and phones.

We’ll be linking to a factsheet on a regular basis so watch this website.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Dalry Days 2020/21

Another Dalry year is done….

We had triumphant return days…

Limbering up days

Outdoor days

Constructive days

Ricky days

Days fishing

Bubbly Days,

Big Goodbye days

Tough Shoes to fill days

Medal Winning Days

Autumn Days

Christmas Days

Cool Days

Mr D Days

Oh No Not Lockdown Again Days

Egg Days

Epic Days

Sports Days

Achievement Days

Last Days

But all of them were Dalry days! See you next year for more new things!

Visual Timetable on Easing of Covid Restrictions

Please see the below PDF for a guide to the easing of COVID restrictions in Scotland.

It has been made in boardmaker, which is a program we use for visual timetables which all children see in school for planning our day.

So it may be useful mainly for the kids, but it’s also a very easy way of understanding the coming relaxations.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Raising Teens With Confidence 11-16 Course

2 new free parenting courses for parents of P7+ are about to start, delivered on teams.

To find out more check out the posters linked below for the morning and early evening time slots.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday 9th March 2021

Here’s your last Tech Tuesday!

If you want to learn about tech and how to make your own apps and games this is the place to learn the skills!

All of these tasks are extra, fun, things to do, not must complete tasks, so only attempt it if you fancy it after your other work.

Quiz Time

This Friday is the P4-P7 Clan Quiz.

We’ll be using forms to answer this quiz.

But did you know you can create your own quizes in forms?

Here’s a video about how to do that. Ignore the bit at the end for teachers about posting to assignments.

So why not try it yourself?

Maybe you could set a quiz on your favourtie subject for your class and post it using the share link feature onto your class playground/kids chat or tech channel.

P6 and P7 Optional Advanced task.

Another interesting feature of forms is branching. This is when the answer you give to a question leads decides which is the next question.

Branching guide

Maybe you could use this idea to create a quiz that gets harder if you are finding it too easy and easier if you are finsing it too hard?

(TOP FACT: This is actually how Sumdog Works, If you are getting questions right it gives you harder questions. If you get them wrong it gives you easier questions.)

Have fun coding and building Digital Dalry!