Archive for January, 2012
- January 31st, 2012
- Lesley Sneddon
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Literacy, Local authorities, Mathematics, Probationers, Technologies
The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish education. They recognise the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms. Nominations close on Friday 2 March 2012. Visit the Scottish Education Awards website for more information.More
- January 27th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Tron Theatre
: Categories Career Opportunities and Pathways, Co-Create, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, Pupils
We started off our new season of World of Work Wednesday events looking at Working in the Theatre and we now move to looking at other careers that you can have – and in particular working on the stage!
Artistic Director, Stage Manager, Marketing Manager are all jobs within theatre and roles you may have heard of. But what does it really take to do a job like this and how do you get a foot in the door? Join Andy Arnold, David Sneddon and Lindsay Mitchell from the Tron Theatre for World of Work Wednesdays. Don’t miss out on your chance to ask these professionals all about the different aspects of their jobs.
So why not join us on Wednesday 1st February from 1.45pm – Sign up in Glow TV.More
- January 27th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: chinese new year, Confucius, Mandarin, Shanghai
: Categories East Dunbartonshire, Events, Glow, Glow Meet, modern languages, Pupils
Glow TV is delighted to announce that two further Chinese New Year events have been added to the schedule. On Monday 30th January at 1.20pm we will be coming live from the Confucius Hub at St Ninian’s High School in East Dunbartonshire with a Chinese New Year Show. Throughout the hour long show you will be entertained by Dragon Dancing, Chinese singing and dancing, Chinese drama and a live singing competition between 6 S1 classes!! Plus much much more. To finish the show the young people will be singing Auld Lang Syne in Mandarin and English. We hope that you can join us – sign up in Glow TV!
Then on Thursday 2nd February we will be continuing the celebrations with a recorded performance from a group from Shanghai who visited Scotland this week. As part of their brief visit to Scotland for the Chinese New Year a delegation from Shanghai performed in certain Confucius Hubs and also paid a visit to Education Scotland where we were lucky enough to have the event recorded.
The performance is beautiful and colourful and includes singing and dancing as well as Chinese drama. We invite you to join us for a Glow Meet with Fan Lin, LTS Confucius Institute Manager where you can watch the recording of the performance and then ask Fan questions about it and all other things that interest you about Chinese New Year!! Sign up in Glow TV for – Shanghai Delegation Perform Confucius Institute Spring Festival Performance 2012More
- January 25th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: competition, leaflet, pandas, winners
: Categories Events, Glow
Firstly, we would like to thank all schools who took part in our Panda leaflet competition. We were overwhelmed by the response we received, both in the sheer number of entries (which is why it has taken us so long to judge!) and in the standard of those entries.
We took into account how well the entries had met the competition’s requirements (a leaflet giving information about visiting them at the zoo) and the standard of information provided, as well as the overall design quality.
We really were most impressed with the entries and only wish we had more prizes to give out. Congratulations to everyone involved. We have also been very impressed with the number of comments on the blog and just how much interest has been shown in the topic. It clearly shows that pupils have been as excited about the arrival of Tian Tian and Yang Guang as we have. Well done! And Happy Chinese New Year to you all as well!
And now for the big news. Here are the winners:
|Ellis Stables||P3||Kirkcowan Primary||1st- Panda and GTV T-shirt|
|Rory Crombie||P6b||St Joseph’s Primary||2nd- Panda and GTV T-shirt|
|Liam Eccleston||P5||Caerlaverock School||3rd – Panda hat and GTV T-shirt|
|Ashley Leggat||P4||Drumblade Primary||1st runner-up|
|Faye Jackson||P7||Caerlaverock School||1st runner-up|
|Carine Bissett||P6||Caerlaverock School||1st runner-up|
|Morgan Murray + Emma Barclay||P5||Goldenhill Primary||1st runner-up|
|Greig Sinclair||St Joseph’s Primary||Runner-up|
|Dylan Bell Drummond||St Joseph’s Primary||Runner-up|
|Eilidh Skinner||Whitdale Primary||Runner-up|
|Amy Begbie||Whitdale Primary||Runner-up|
|Ryan Conroy||P5||St Joseph’s Primary||Runner-up|
|Aoife Mclaughlin||P6||St Joseph’s Primary||Runner-up|
|Jy Guthrie||P4||Barrshare Primary||Runner-up|
|Freya Coyle||Balbardie Primary||Runner-up|
*Please allow until next week to receive prizes. We will try to post some more of the entries here as time allows, but here is the winning entry, submitted by Ellis Stables of Kirkcowan Primary School. Ellis will receive the larger of the two pandas we picked up as well as a Glow TV T shirt and some sweeties. Well done, Ellis! We picked your entry because it was very informative, with just the kind of information we were looking for. We also choose Ellis as the overall winner because of the fact that it was a P3 entry and of such a high standard.
Rory PandasThe second prize goes to Rory Crombie from P6b at St Joseph’s Primary. Rory’s entry can be viewed by clicking the link here. Very high standard from Rory, with lots of information and quite a high degree of IT skills in preparing his document. Great work!
Runners up will receive a Glow TV T shirt from us and 1st runners up will receive a Glow TV T shirt as well as a small panda gift from the Edinburgh zoo gift shop.More
- January 25th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Falkirk, Glow, Glow Groups, Glow Meet
Like all Local Authorities, Falkirk Council is always keen to find ways to maximise its resources and enable staff to make the most of their time. Recently Stuart Lennie, one of Falkirk’s ICT Curriculum Development Officers, made an extremely effective contribution towards these things, using Glow.
One element of Stuart’s role is to bring together the ICT co-ordinators for the Authority’s 8 Secondary schools. As part of this remit, Stuart arranges quarterly meetings for the co-ordinators to enable them to share ideas and keep up to date with new initiatives, policies and resources. More often than not, the meetings have not been well attended by the co-ordinators, although not through a lack of willingness. Some have been unable to attend due to conflicting appointments whilst others have been unable to get out of school due to lack of availability of class cover. This has made it harder for Stuart to keep all schools equally up to date.
With schools facing increasing demands in staffing and budgets, Stuart felt that this problem would only be likely to worsen and so decided to use Glow as a way to try to combat the issues facing staff trying to get out of school for the ICT Co-ordinator meetings.
Stuart decided to hold the group’s most recent meeting via Glow Meet. He explains why in the following video clip
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- January 24th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Uncategorized
2pm – 3:15pm, Monday 30th January 2012
Climate change is never far from the headlines and is an issue which continues to cause much debate and controversy. Scandals such as Himalayagate and the hacking of emails at the University of East Anglia have shaken public confidence in the credibility of climate science. Media reporting of the issue has also left the sections of the public with the view that the scientific evidence is contested and inconclusive.
What is the scientific community saying about climate change? How much of the evidence is beyond doubt? What do scientists agree on and what do they disagree on? Amid claims of manipulation of evidence and conspiracies, who can we believe?
In this, the second in a series of three national Glow meets, learners will have a chance to air their views and put searching questions to our panel of scientists including:
- Dr. Dave Reay, Senior Lecturer in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh and author of Our Planet Needs You! A Kid’s Guide to Going Green.
- Dr. Richard Milne, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Edinburgh – winner of EUSA award for innovative teaching as voted for by students across the university.
Visit http://bit.ly/climatedebate2 to register, post your questions in advance and join the Glow meet on the day. This Glow meet is aimed at learners in upper primary and secondary schools.
Other events in the series include:
- Glow meet 3: Adapting to climate change (6th Feb ’12)More
- January 24th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Groups, Sciences, South Ayrshire, Technologies
Judith Lennox was P7 teacher at Coylton Primary School in South Ayrshire and is now DHT in the school. When it came to their topic work on Earth and Space, the P7 pupils at Coylton Primary School had lots of ideas about what they would like to learn about. Judith incorporated all of these ideas into the Glow Group she put together for the topic.
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- January 23rd, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Groups, North Lanarkshire, Uncategorized
Jennifer Neill is a teacher at Alexander Peden Primary School in North Lanarkshire. This year Jennifer’s remit has been to share a Primary Two class with a probationer teacher and support the other teachers in the school with the roll out of Glow. To do this she regularly meets with class teachers to discuss what interdisciplinary work they are completing in class and they look at ways in which Glow can compliment and support this. At present all pupils in the school have Glow log ons and are actively using Glow.
In Primary 7 the pupils were studying a topic on Vivisection for Literacy. Within this topic the pupils had a debate as to whether they agreed or disagreed with animal testing. The pupils first of all, after some research, had to consider all the reasons for and all the reasons against in relation to animal testing. The pupils then created short videos, using a video camera, giving an argument for or against animal testing, whichever they agreed with. In this cookbook we will look at how Jennifer and Scott Clark (North Lanarkshire Glow Development Officer) used Glow to support this Literacy activity.
Find out more in the Cookbook here.More
- January 20th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Blogs, Glow Groups, North Lanarkshire, Technologies
Maureen Atkins is a Maths teacher at St Aidan’s High School in North Lanarkshire. She has been making good use of Glow in her teaching. She was involved in the school making the decision to move ahead with using e-portfolios with the S1 year group. Maureen was keen that evidence of pupil achievement that she had captured in the classroom would be available to be used by the pupils when creating posts in their e-portfolios. This Cookbook will focus on the Maths Store Glow Group and on the wiki. You will see a tour of the Glow Group and wiki and also interviews with Maureen where she will explain what she was setting out to do.
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- January 19th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: edinburgh, Lyceum, Vox Motus
: Categories Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet
Join us for an exclusive Glow Meet with Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison, the Artistic Directors of Glasgow-based theatre company Vox Motus, who are behind the Lyceum’s show The Infamous Brothers Davenport.
Hear about the show and their directing process. The Meet will also be recorded so you can watch with your class, or encourage them to do so on their own, at a later date!
Sign up and join us live in Glow TV on the night though if you can!