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Published on April 30th, 2014 | by Alison McCandlish


Launch of #DigiScot; Social Media in School: Examples from the Digital Commonwealth Project

Today (30/04/14) the Royal Society of Edinburgh “Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation” report was published (downloadable as pdf, ebook or html).   This is the result of  the Royal Society of Edinburgh inquiry, highlighting good practice examples of digital inclusion and suggesting key reccomendations to act on the findings that Scotland’s most marginalised communities are being denied the opportunities offered by a digital society. Section 4 of the report concentrates on education, skills and training.
The Digital Commonwealth Project focuses on lowering the threshold for involvement for individuals and groups so that they can be empowered to exploit creative tools and technologies to tell their stories, digitally. The project reaches out to individuals and groups experiencing social, cultural or economic marginalization, whether related to age, ethnicity, poverty, disability or social isolation.
The Storify below highlights some examples of the use of social media in schools, with examples from the project.

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