Spotlight

Our Digital Champions Spotlight offers an opportunity to engage in conversations, learning and support focused on different themes. Every 2 months we bring together resources, hints and tips, case studies and interactive webinars for a Digital Champions Spotlight week.

After each spotlight, we will follow up with a ‘Snapshot.’ The Snapshot asks Digital Champions to keep an activity log for a week to help us showcase the variety and extent of the great work happening across Scotland.

We’ll collate all the information gathered throughout the Spotlight, and the Snapshot, to create a resource that we will share with Digital Champions through the connecting Scotland website

Why get involved?

  • Learn from other Digital Champions
  • Share your best practice and helpful hints to support other Digital Champions
  • Showcase the great work your organisation is doing through Connecting Scotland
  • Contribute to Connecting Scotland resources that future Digital Champions will be able to use

Spotlight 1: Connecting and Communicating (14 – 18 June 2021)

Our first Spotlight is on ‘Connecting and Communicating’. We’ll be sharing resources and hosting learning opportunities 14 – 18 June. This theme can cover all the different ways your users connect and communicate with friends, family and services. It will cover email, messaging, video calls and social media. It will also look at accessibility and language translation support.

Check out some of our favourite resources to on connecting and communicating.

We’ll be sharing our top tips and resources, as well as those shared by our Digital Champion community. They’ll be shared through the Connecting Scotland website, our Slack workspace and on Twitter through the @digiscot account and the #DCSpotlight hashtag.

Webinars

As part of our Connecting and Communicating Spotlight we have a series of webinars for Digital Champions. You can sign up by clicking the registration links below:

Communication and Social Media: Monday 14 June at 1pm (Mhor Collective)

Mhor Collective will offer a support session on Communication and Social Media. Throughout this 2 hour session we will look at a range of communication tools available online, the pro’s and con’s of different social media platforms, what collaboration tools are out there and how we keep ourselves and new learners safe and engaged.

Platforms we will look at: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube
Tools: Google Docs, Padlet, Jamboards, Zoom

To register visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf–prTMjG9aER8u2AtAEZ_bOr8AGptKM

Accessibility for iPads: Wednesday 16th June at 11am (AbilityNet)

Come along and join the team from AbilityNet along with a special guest where we talk accessibility for iPads. We’ll be talking how to make iPad’s accessible whether it’s making the screen bigger or using things such as siri!

To register visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sfzVZ8LzSzWZDU6u1q6A_A

Accessibility for Chromebooks: Thursday 17th June at 3pm (AbilityNet)

Come along and join the team from AbilityNet along with a special guest where we talk accessibility for Chromebooks. We’ll be talking about how to make your Chromebook accessibile and what accessibility means.

To register visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E7iDhhzFTgyOwsOYQv3O7A

How do I get involved?

In the run up to Spotlight Week we want to hear from you. Share your top tips and things that have helped your users connect and communicate with others. You can do this n a variety of different ways:

  • Share your ideas on Twitter using #DCSpotlight
  • Be part of the conversation on our Slack workspace
  • Email us with your top tips, ideas, blogs or case studies and we’ll feature them during Spotlight week – help@connecting.scot