All posts in the ‘Falkirk’ 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
- February 20th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Commonwealth Games 2014, Sport Your Trainers
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Falkirk, Glow, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing
As a school we’d like to set you the challenge of reaching your partner country by Commonwealth Day on the 12th March of this year and show your support for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by getting involved in this year’s Sport your Trainers campaign.
You can take part by walking, jogging, rowing, cycling, and spinning or even skipping, the choice is yours and all activities count, so get creative. You can find out more about this in the Sport Your Trainers Glow Group.
To help celebrate this we will be having a special Glow Meet as part of the national launch and we will be coming live from Maddiston Primary in Falkirk on Thursday 23rd February at 11am. The athlete who will be appearing at the school is 18-year-old Scottish Pole Vaulter Jax Thoirs. Find out more about Jax.
Join us and find out more about Sport Your Trainers 2012 and ask your questions!! Sign up and join us in Glow TV.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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- November 21st, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: fractions, Kinnaird Primary, maths on track, tom renwick
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Falkirk, Glow, Glow Meet, Mathematics
Working with a P7 class in Kinnaird Primary School, Falkirk (though suitable for P6 or S1/2) Tom will use the effective combination of the visual 100+ board and interactive Wee Red Box flash cards which promote ‘working memory’ and ‘processing speed’. However it is not necessary for you to have this equipment in your classroom, you can always make the flashcards yourself.
There will be a short break during the event, to allow you to replicate the flash card techniques with your own class, then re-joining Tom a few minutes later to see further techniques which enhance fluency (the list of 12 flash cards you’ll require can be found on the Glow TV schedule listing). It should be fun!More
- November 9th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Falkirk, Glow, Literacy
Malcolm Wilson is an ICT Development Officer with Falkirk Council. Part of his role is to support Primary Schools in their use of ICT. Last year, Malcolm decided to use the then new Glow Blogs to create a blog as one of his support tools for Primary Schools. The blog, called ‘ICT for learning and teaching in Falkirk Primary Schools’, recently won 3rd Prize in the 2011 UK Education Blog Awards in the Most influential Blog of the Year category.
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- July 13th, 2011
- Lesley Sneddon
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Falkirk, Glow
The Education Blog Awards celebrate blogging in schools across the UK. Blogging can be incredibly inspirational learning resource to both pupils and teachers. Two of the winners from the 2011 awards have blogs set up on Glow.
Joint 3rd place in the Class Blog of the Year was PS3 Superstars, the blog of primary 3 at Warddykes Primary School in Arbroath. The judges commented that the blog was “A lovely and powerful view into the world of the P3 Superstars documenting their learning journey from toothpaste advertising to cliff rescue!”
Third place in the Most Influential Blog of the Year category went to ICT for Teaching and Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools, which was described as “a great blend of tips and ideas for teachers with a growing blog audience“.
Congratulations to our Glow winners who beat off stiff competition from over 300 entries to win their titles.
You can see all the winning entries here.More
- April 24th, 2011
- Lesley Dickson
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Falkirk, Glow Light Images
Close Up on Glasses
This image was submitted by Falkirk Council.
It was sent in by teacher Nick Tait and was 3D modelled by, Stacy E., Grangemouth High School.More
- March 17th, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Head of Muir Primary, royal wedding
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Events, Falkirk, Glow, Glow Groups, Pupils
Miss McGrow and Mr Billcliff from Head of Muir Primary School, Falkirk would like to welcome all teachers and children to the Royal Wedding Resource Centre, a collaborative National Glow Group for Early, First and Second levels. Secondary colleagues may also find some useful ideas here.
William and Kate will be married on Friday 29th April 2011, an event sure to generate plenty of interest among all our pupils. At the Glow group you will find a variety of lesson outlines written for a Curriculum for Excellence Os & Es, starting points for research, wedding music, photos and lots of ideas for activities to share with your class.
We trust you will find something useful to take or adapt and we warmly welcome all contributions too!
Find out more about this exciting resource in the Royal Wedding Resource Centre.More
- December 8th, 2010
- Gail Cairns
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: Tags: Glow
: Categories Aberdeenshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Fife, Glow, Glow Groups, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, Stirling, West Lothian
As the bad weather continues to close schools throughout Scotland, teachers all over the country have continued to use Glow to stay in touch with their class. Local authorities have been utilising Glow in a variety of ways.
In a West Lothian Primary School, teachers are using a local authority level Glow Group to support snow activities, as well as poetry competitions, snow photographs, snow science, animation and other general snow day tasks. Teachers are using the West Lothian Council Glow noticeboard to leave messages for pupils asking them to go to their class’ Glow Group to find work. West Lothian teachers are also using Glow messenger for staff meetings.
St Margarets Academy in West Lothian are using Glow for support and resources for many subjects including, Physics, Business, Biology, Administration, Geography, Maths, Chemistry, Modern Studies and Sociology. Login to Glow to visit the West Lothian – Sharing Our Learning Blog and find out more about how West Lothian teachers have been using Glow in the Snow.
Dundee also created a local authority Glow Snow Day Group where teachers can upload work for pupils. Teachers have also created simple individual groups called Snow Days allowing other members of staff to contribute work for pupils.
Other Authorities using Glow in the snow include:
• Aberdeenshire – Aberdeenshire launched the M2C Snow Glow Group. Now open nationally, this Glow Group offers a huge range of snow based online and offline activities. Other resources available in this Group include an advent calendar, weather research, art, snowmen photographs, symmetry using snowflakes, templates and instructions for creating a snow journal and guidance on measuring snow depth.
• Scottish Borders – Teachers in several departments in Hawick High School have put work up on Glow for schools.
• Shetland Islands – Burravoe Primary School in Shetland have been using Glow tasks and blogs to keep in touch with pupils
• Fife – Several schools in Fife have been encouraging home access to Glow.
• Falkirk – Glow Blogs are being used by pupils at Carronshore Primary School while the school is closed.
• Stirling - Open to everyone, Stirling Council has made a fantastic Glow blog for pupils to use. Newton Primary in Stirling have also been using Glow to set work for pupil during snow days.More
- September 24th, 2010
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Bowhouse, broadway, Falkirk, Grangemouth, showcase
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Falkirk, Glow Meet, Pupils, Uncategorized
As part of Falkirk Council’s Learning to Achieve Festival, which is designed to celebrate achievement in all of its forms, we are bringing the glitz and glamour of Broadway to the world of Glow. Pupils from Grangemouth High and Bowhouse Primary will stage a music and dance extravaganza on a Broadway theme.
This collaboration allows pupils to celebrate and share their success and we welcome the opportunity to showcase to an extended Glow audience.
Make sure you can join us on Monday the 27th September from 1.30pm – 2.15pm in the National Expressive Arts Glow Group for this exciting extravaganza!More