Archive for March, 2008
- March 30th, 2008
- Anne Ward
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories East Dunbartonshire, Shetland Islands
On 17 March, children from Primary 1 in Lairdsland Primary, East Dunbartonshire, linked with Olna Firth Primary in Shetland, 450 miles away, using Glow Meet – the videoconferencing tool.
This learning opportunity exemplifies how the switch on of Glow within local authorities links learning across the country. The pupils from each class worked together on a project, looking at the differences between urban and island life, and each class developed a PowerPoint presentation about both their schools. The teachers used an online map facility to show the children just how far away their new friends were.
Lairdsland teacher Laura Kerr said:
‘It was fantastic! The children got to ask about living on an island and made great comparisons to the way we live.
‘Since the event, I’ve used the opportunity to engage the children in learning about the geography of Scotland.’
The collaboration is set to continue as both schools have set up a Glow Group containing links to their home pages within their school sites. This has been made possible through Glow being available in both local authorities.More