All posts in the ‘Edinburgh City’ Category
- March 4th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh City, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Local authorities, Mathematics, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, Uncategorized, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles
With the SQA National Qualifications examinations looming, the National Glow Team are pleased to announce the launch of exam revision support for NQ English and Mathematics. Aimed at pupils and supported by teachers, this Glow revision resource will help pupils in their preparation for national examinations by allowing them to post questions and queries into a teacher facilitated Glow Forum. The resource will be open to all pupils and teachers with the potential to become a vibrant self-supporting community.
Find out more here.More
- January 25th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: monsters, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
: Categories Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Literacy, Pupils
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert on Saturday 9 February features a new song book for a chorus of 300 children – A Little Book of Monsters. With lyrics by Matt Harvey and music by Stephen Deazley the book is full of songs about the kind of creatures that live under your bed….
Join Stephen Deazley and Matt Harvey for an exciting Glow TV event on Tuesday 29th January live from Broomhouse Primary in Edinburgh at 9.30am where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, take part in creative interactive activities and find out what it is like to be a composer or poet!More
- January 9th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Ernest, illustration, printing, recycled
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Literacy, Pupils, Technologies
Over the next 4 weeks we are asking you to take part in our great new Paper Creativity Challenge which will involve exploring the properties of digital and physical paper through a variety of different and exciting activities!
We start this challenge on Monday 14th January at 11am with a visit to Dundee Contemporary Arts where we will begin our investigations with a Paper Making Workshop. During this Glow TV event you will learn how to make delicate and wonderful hand made papers from pulps.
Learn simple techniques suitable for using at home such as how to create a smooth surface texture for printing on, soaking and blendng recycled paper, and then also painting with coloured pulp. You can add decorative materials to make designs and also create your own watermark. Join us to learn more about this and then try it out in your own classrooms or homes. Sign up in Glow TV – Paper Making Workshop.
We continue our challenge on Tuesday 15th January with a visit to Bruntsfield Primary School in Edinburgh with Catherine Rayner as she reads her book ‘Ernest’. Meet Ernest who is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can’t fit inside his book! What is a moose to do? Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose, and he and his little chipmunk friend aren’t going to give up easily. Will they find a way for Ernest to fit in?
During this exciting session you will have the opportunity to read and explore the story of Ernest with early years pupils (approx 20 mins) and then Catherine will work with older children and demonstrate to them how to illustrate texts, in particular Ernest. Ideally learners should have paper and paint so that they can also try the techniques. Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Ernest.
And there is more of this challenge to come! Keep watching this blog and the Glow TV schedule……..More
- December 12th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Lyceum Theatre
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Pupils
This panto is new twist on a classic tale, where Cinderella is relocated to modern-day Paris where she lives with her father and longs for the love and glamour of a rather unique Prince. Her world is shattered by the arrival of the wonderfully hilarious and awful ‘new sisters’ and their truly terrifying mother, Monique.
Join the rather scary Monique and the lovely Cinderella herself for a unique opportunity to ask them your very own questions!More
- November 6th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Garden of Remembrance, Glasgow City Chambers, Lady Haig, Poppyscotland
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glasgow City, Glow TV, Pupils, Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies
This year Poppyscotland have teamed up with Glow TV to bring you a series of events about remembrance. The event entitled ‘Meet Those Involved’ is the second event in this series and will be held on Thursday 8th November at 2pm.
On 5th November there was a special event that took place in Edinburgh. This is your chance to see footage from this event which was the opening of the Garden of Remembrance and take part in a question and answer session with staff from Poppyscotland and Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.
The panel who will be there to answer your questions and tell you about what remembrance means to them includes veterans from recent wars – remembrance isn’t just about World Wars 1 and 2.
The third event in the series takes place on Friday 9th November when you can join us live in Glow TV from 10am for a special Remembrance Day event. This year Education Services in Glasgow have organised a city wide remembrance service for schools in Glasgow City Chambers. The event will link the important civic aspects of remembrance and allow young people to better understand the range of issues involved. The programme will involve pupils from across the city encompassing drama, poetry and music. Sign up and join us for this thought provoking event.More
- November 2nd, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Edinburgh City, Fife, Glasgow City, Glow, Glow Component, Learner Resources, North Lanarkshire, Technologies, Uncategorized, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian
RM Unify is the launchpad that will provide single sign on to Microsoft Office 365 and other applications.
It was piloted in Oct 2012 in a range of schools from across different local authorities, feedback was provided in a Glow Group and this feedback has been summarised and documented, the document is available in the national group – Migration of Glow to Office 365.
A great big thank you to all the schools and local authority staff involved. It was great to see the pupils enjoying the new look interface.
- This group also contains a video tour of RM Unify -More
- August 8th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Right Now, SCCYP, Tam Bailiie
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Glow TV, Health and Wellbeing, Pupils
Join Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, on Monday 3 September from 11 to 12pm for a Glow Meet hosted by pupils from Trinity Academy. Sign up and join us in Glow TV.
We are asking you to make a two minute presentation on one or more of the speech bubbles on the right. These were the four areas which you told Tam were the most important things he should be working on when you voted in a RIGHT blether.
For example do you think everyone is:
- Included in your school?
- Have you got things to say about children and young people being respected in your community?
- Is everyone treated fairly with opportunities to learn and develop or do some children and young people face barriers?
- Do you feel safe and secure in your home or are there things that you would like to change?
Let us know what you think could and should be done in one of these areas and we will show as many presentations as we can during the Glow Meet. As well as presentations there will be time to discuss and debate with Tam and everyone who joins in on the day.
Send your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Friday 31 August and we will load them on to the blog. For more information about the four areas go to : http://www.sccyp.org.uk/what-were-doing/right-nowMore
- October 24th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Edinburgh City, Glow, Glow Groups, Glow Learn, Sciences
Karen Maitland is a teacher of Biology at Queensferry High School in Edinburgh. Karen is an advocate of the use of technology aimed at enhancing the learning and teaching process. In this cookbook Karen will talk us through how she uses Glow to support the learning and teaching of Standard Grade Biology.
Through the appropriate use of technology in class, Karen has aimed to enhance the experience of her pupils during their time in the Biology Department. Through various websites and podcasts, Karen looks to provide her pupils with the opportunity to access advice, information and resources out with the barriers of the traditional school day.
With the introduction of Glow to Queensferry HS, Karen was keen to investigate how best to use the tools and functionality to further enrich the learning experiences of her pupils. In this cookbook, we will hear Karen outline how she has created a Glow Group to act as a one-stop-shop revision source for her Standard Grade Biology class.
Find out more in the Cookbook hereMore
- October 7th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Early Years, Edinburgh City, Glow, Glow Groups, Health and Wellbeing, Social Studies, Uncategorized
“Really useful way of teaching the topic, the pupils get really excited about it, when they see the log in screen, even on the smart board they shout Glow, Glow. It is something really exciting for them and it’s brilliant.”
Amy Lumsden and Ruth Torrance teach P1A at James Gillespie’s Primary School in Edinburgh. Following introductory training in Glow, Amy and Ruth were keen to investigate if the Glow tools and functionality could support learning and teaching in their class.
Read more on the cookbook hereMore
- August 11th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Learner Resources, National Groups, Social Studies
Whose Town? is an innovative resource for teaching social studies. It is a fun and interactive digital resource which brings Edinburgh’s history to life. It has been made available to all Glow users and can be found in the Whose Town? Glow Group, you can follow the link from here or from the National Site.
It is built on the City of Edinburgh’s heritage collections and is linked to the Curriculum for Excellence second, third and fourth levels.
Whose Town? looks at Edinburgh and Scotland’s past from 1850s to the 1950s through the eyes of people who lived there. There are 14 lives to discover who lived in Victorian times, at the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Second World War and in the Fifties. Archival material is collected in a digital box and hidden in an attic for pupils to uncover and examine. Each life is captured at a particular point in history, creating a snapshot of their life: a Life in a Box.
Discover how life was for Levi, a destitute and orphaned boy in late Victorian Edinburgh or learn about Robert Louis Stevenson, a young writer studying at Edinburgh University, but destined to travel the world. Learn how nine year old Bessie became the youngest Suffragette or uncover Italian Luca’s story as he established an ice cream business in Musselburgh. Nancy tells what life was like as an evacuee in the country and then as a schoolgirl in a city at war. Hear a first hand account from Hugh about his time working on Edinburgh’s trams in the Fifties or the early days of television from Bill.
There are over 450 unique and original documents for teachers and pupils to explore. Maps, newspaper articles, photographs, objects, documents, video and audio clips, and the bits and bobs that everyone collects are all used to bring each person’s history to life. Whose Town? also contains a wealth of support materials for teachers from lesson plans to ideas on how to use archival materials in the classroom.
Whose Town? is a Heritage Lottery Funded project. It was developed by Edinburgh City Libraries in collaboration with Edinburgh Museums and Galleries and Edinburgh City Archives, and has been supported by many partner organisations.
For more information contact the Digital and Information Team at Central Library in Edinburgh on 0131 242 8047. You’ll also find a wide range of supporting material on Edinburgh City Libraries, Museums and Galleries’ online image library, Capital Collections.More