Join us for the second in the Ancient Egypt Glow TV series on Monday 18th November at 1.30pm at with the National Museum of Scotland. Meet our ancient Egypt curator who will reveal some exciting stories, help you explore some real artefacts and answer your questions about life in Ancient Egypt. Sign up and join us in Glow TV.
Before joining the experts and asking your questions on the day why not take part in some of the following activities?
Land of the Egyptians
Explore the Egyptian landscape using an interactive map and learn more about life and death along the Nile.
Can you read hieroglyphics?
Discover more about the stela and its meaning.
Dress like an Egyptian
Dress like an Egyptian queen or craftsman and learn about Egyptian clothing.
Build a pyramid
How quickly can you help the craftsmen find their basic supplies?
The Three Pyramids
Can you prepare our high priest for the afterlife before the sun rises? Navigate around the pyramid maze in a race against time to collect up everything you need to mummify his body and send him on his way
Egyptian tomb adventure
Become an online archaeologist excavating an ancient tomb.
Coffin and mummy-masks
Explore the detail of coffins and mummy-masks from Ancient Egypt.
The live broadcast is aimed at all P7 pupils and their teachers in Scotland with a focus around the risks and dangers of alcohol, negative peer pressure and substance misuse.
Choices for Life provides credible information to our young people on a range of important issues facing them in 21st Century Scotland in an inclusive, engaging and thought-provoking manner, to help them make positive lifestyle decisions and maximise their future potential.
Join us to see drama, video clips, music and have the opportunity to join a Glow Chat where pupils can comment on what they have seen in relation to key themes (drugs, alcohol and tobacco).
Watch ‘Liam’s Story’ which explores the issues around negative peer pressure and smoking. After this specially commissioned film there will be a chance for you to ask questions to a panel of studio guests examining the range of issues,including family,negative peer pressure, substance misuse, aspirations and regret.
There are also teaching resources available on the website to help you have a classroom discussion about Liam’s Story or do some further activities around the drama – Teaching Resources
The event will be live and presented by Mark Martin and Laura Marks from our very own Choices for Life TV studio and will also include some other fantastic video clips and messages from other inspirational role models and sporting stars.
The event will be delivered twice on the same day, to maximise and facilitate as many pupils as possible to view. Sign up for Wednesday 20th November – Morning Event at 10.30am OR Wednesday 20th November – Afternoon Event at 1.30pm.
We look forward to hearing from you on the day!
- November 13th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
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Fraser Falconer, head of Children in Need Scotland will be in the studio on Children in Need Day 2014 on Friday 15th November at 11am to answer questions from viewers. And pupils from St Bernadette’s Primary School in Larbert will be sharing all their enterprising ideas live in the studio.
Stephen English from Kingspark Academy and Lauren Muir from St Aiden’s High School in Wishaw are co presenting this week’s Children in Need Special.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your fundraising plans with other schools and to tell Fraser all about what you have been doing.
And you can quiz him on how all the money will be spent this year, as well as catch up on a few stories from last year.
Plus we’ll have the usual guess the headline quizzes and we’ll announce our caption competition winners!
What do you think they should be discussing?
Join us for a special international Glow meet on Thursday 14th November at 9.45am as we welcome pupils from Holy Trinity College in Sri Lanka to discuss the Commonwealth Games and Scotland’s role as a good global citizen.
Hear from our very own Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison and the president of the Commonwealth Games Federations HRH Prince Tunku Imran as we explore ways in which we can build strong friendships with our Commonwealth neighbours.
The NLN Conference is taking place in Stirling Management Centre on Wednesday 6th November and for those of you who are unable to attend we will be broadcasting two sessions live from there on the day.
Our first live broadcast is a showcase from learners from Duncanrig Secondary School who will demonstrate how they developed and applied their listening and talking skills by participating in the School Radio Station.
This session will be broadcast from 10am – sign up and join us in Glow TV.
Our second live broadcast is the popular 5 minute presentation slot. Practitioners from a range of establishments will share ideas and practice related to Listening and Talking.
This session will be broadcast from 11.40am – sign up and join us in Glow TV!
We hope that you can join us live on the day but if not the recordings will be available in Watch Again.
Join us for a series of 19 exciting montly Glow meets running throughout the academic year 2013/14. The themed sessions are being broadcast live for all Glow users and will provide a wide variety of stimulating opportunities to engage with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Who are the Glow meets for?
The sessions will allow practitioners and learners find out more and get directly involved in educational opportunities related to the Commonwealth Games. Glow access is required to join the sessions.
What types of Glow meets are on offer?
There will be two types of session:
1. CPD : These are for educators who want the latest information about programmes and initiatives relevant to specific curriculum areas.
2. Learning Zone: These will provide interactive learning opportunities with a specific curriculum focus for learners across all age groups.
How do I join?
Missed a session?
Don’t worry. All sessions will be recorded and you can watch them again here.
As remembrance day approaches on 11th November join the staff from Poppyscotland and the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in this question and answer session exploring the theme of remembrance and what this really means. As well as the panel discussion, there will be a showing of “The Poppy Story” animated film and join in our interactive quiz.
“The Poppy Story” is an excellent introduction to the journey of the poppy and what it means to wear one.
This session is an ideal chance to explore remembrance and the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Join us on Friday 8th November at 10.45am – Sign up and join us in Glow TV!
Kelpies special with internationally renowned sculptor, Andy Scott
If you are not too full of Hallowe’en sweets this morning then please join Andrea and guest presenter Michaela for a very special Daily What Newsround with Scottish sculptor Andy Scott.
P4-7 at Bothkennar Primary School wrote a report about their visit to The Kelpies which you can read here – Kelpies Report on Daily What
Thanks to them we are devoting a whole Daily What Newsround to The Kelpies and Andy Scott will be live in the studio to answer all your questions on Scotland’s newest and most ambitious public art project.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak to Scotland’s renowned artist!
To celebrate the Queens Baton Relay setting off on its journey around the Commonwealth the Scottish Book Trust has brought together storytellers, Peter Chand, Lari Don and Mara Menzies (India, Scotland & Kenya) to share traditional tales from their homeland in this storytelling relay. This event will be taking place on the BBC Author’s Live website on Thursday 31st October at 11am and is suitable for Primary 4-7 or 8-12 years.
Today Education Scotland wrote to all Directors of Education providing an update on Glow as follows:
For attention of Director of Education
4 October 2013
Glow migration update
We wrote to you on 23 August with regard to a number of aspects of the Glow project. I am writing again now with a further update. The last letter set out some key principles that were being applied within the project. These were developed as a result of significant engagement with Glow key contacts and the learning that we have gained from our early experiences of migration from the existing Glow portal to the new Glow Microsoft environment.
These principles were:
• no local authority would ‘switch on’ to the new SharePoint 2013 environment until they feel they are ready; and
• the existing content in Glow should only be transferred into the new environment if it is really needed (it is likely that some data currently within Glow will no longer be required, is out of date or irrelevant going forward, but that would be for local authorities to decide).
I appreciate the importance of ensuring that Glow users continue to have access to the services and applications they expect and need from Glow. In particular, given the importance of e-portfolios and blogs to the work that is going on in schools and local authorities, I know it will be vital that we ensure their functionality is sustained through a carefully managed migration process undertaken carefully and over time.
With this in mind, and in light of our ongoing dialogue with Glow key contacts and local authorities, we have decided to take a number of actions which we believe will help in this management of change over the coming months.
• The transfer of data from the Glow portal will continue as planned and we anticipate this to be complete by mid-December.
• We want local authorities to then have the time to carefully consider and consult on what content they really want and need to populate the new environment. This means authorities will be able to ensure, that together, we create the best possible experiences for Glow users, matched to their users’ needs.
• The services and applications required to support this will be rolled out in partnership with local authorities. This will include the opportunity for any blogs, wikis and other services which local authorities want further time to consider to be uploaded.
• Glow users will continue to access services from current Glow, such as blogs, wikis and web conferencing facilities.
• Alongside this Glow users will be able to take advantage of the new services and functionality available from Office 365. Examples of these are the productivity suite (Word, Excel etc), Lync and OneNote, including vastly more storage space than is provided in current Glow. This means that Glow users will immediately have access to these new services with more dynamic content being added over the next six months.
Over the next few weeks we will be in touch with Glow key contacts to discuss support arrangements. The development and implementation of templates with enhanced accessibility, responsive design and improved user experience for the new environment will continue as planned and will be available before the end of the year.
Once again I would like to emphasise how important it has been to work in partnership with the Glow key contacts and other stakeholders. The feedback we have gained from them has been invaluable in shaping this project and finding flexible solutions to the challenges we face.
We are already beginning to see the improvements to the learning experience that the new Microsoft environment is bringing, such as the recent launch of the new Learning Catalogue. Through our collective actions we are sure that the challenges of the migration exercise can be addressed ensuring the learning experiences of our children, young people, teachers and all Glow users continue to be maximised during this period of change.
I should also highlight that we will be enhancing consultation on future content for Glow over the next few months, linking in with these new migration arrangements. Our new Senior Education Officers in Education Scotland will be working with local authorities and other partners to review and plan for refreshed content within Glow. This will support the planning of effective learning experiences in each curriculum area of Curriculum for Excellence and in cross-curriculum areas.
As before I will continue to provide you with regular updates and the Education Scotland team will continue with their ongoing engagement and close-working with Glow key contacts.