All posts in the ‘Highland’ 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.
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- May 10th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Dolly the Sheep, Dr Bill Ritchie, Gairloch High School, STEM Cells
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow TV, Highland, Pupils, Sciences
This workshop event is aimed at S1-S3 pupils (but is also suitable for P6/7 who would like to ask Dr Ritchie questions about his work) and is a mix of a short presentation from Dr Ritchie, interactive enquiry, student debate activities and live questions and answer interaction.
Dr Bill Ritchie is best known as the embryologist who, with a team of experts, produced the first cloned lambs from cultured cells, Morag and Megan. The following year he and his colleagues produced Dolly the first cloned animal from an adult cell. Following this success they produced Poly etc. the first cloned animals from transgenic cells. Later he produced the first cloned animal with a gene knocked out. This proved the principal that disease genes could be deleted from animals. There will be plenty of opportunity for the students to interact with the scientist.
In addition to the scientist there will be input from a patient suffering from a disease who might have the potential to be treated by stem cell treatment.
This event will be coming live from Gairloch High School in the Highlands and you can find a Student pack associated with this event in the Stem Cell Glow Group.More
- October 13th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Meet, Highland, Literacy, Stirling, Uncategorized
“On Eigg, the impact of not only this Glow Meet, but Glow Meet in general has been enormous. It has opened up a whole new world to the pupils, who normally only have a very small community of people to interact with. Using Glow Meet has enabled them to link up with Bannockburn and other schools in the Mallaig ASG.”
Theresa Dandie, teacher Eigg Primary school
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- December 6th, 2010
- Julia Fenby
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Aberdeenshire, Co-Create, Curriculum for Excellence, Expressive Arts, Glow, Health and Wellbeing, Highland, Literacy, Supported Learning, Technologies
Féis Rois is an arts organisation based in Dingwall which enables people of all ages to access, participate in and enjoy the traditional and Gaelic arts and language through a diverse programme of shared activities in Ross and Cromarty, across Scotland and beyond.
For their Co-Create project, Fèis Rois is bringing together P5-6 pupils from two Aberdeenshire primary schools and two Highland special education units for pupils with complex additional support needs. Pupils will participate in the traditional arts (storytelling, music, song and dance) and new media and technology, sharing their learning through Glow.
The project started this term with workshops taking place in each of the schools. P5/6 Pupils in Aberdeenshire have been working with a traditional storyteller, Ruth Kirkpatrick, to learn about the art of telling stories and the history behind traditional tales. The classes have been working on the stories Ruth has taught them outwith the scheduled time to make story plates and sticks. Musicians Findlay Napier and Angus Lyon will be working with the class to create their own compositions and songs around the stories they have been working on. The pupils in Highland are working with Fèis Rois to learn about traditional music and the art of song writing. Applegrove school have been using their class topics as stimulus for creating songs and the pupils have been introduced to and taught about a different instrument each week. Both schools have been working with musician and song writer, Jim Hunter and Rachael Duff from Fèis Rois and will be joined by musician Colin Mclean next week.
The two groups, including pupils, teachers and support staff, will keep video diaries and interact with each other throughout the project using Glow tools. As the project develops, videos of pupils’ work, together with images and creative writing compositions will be put up onto the project Glow group which can be found within the Co-Create group. The Fèis Rois Group is currently under development, and will be made available nationally when the project is complete in early 2011.
Throughout the project, pupils will be exposed to traditional Scottish culture, they will have the opportunity to enjoy performances by professional artists and performers, and they will develop new skills, creating and performing their own work for others. The project supports implementation of Curriculum for Excellence – it has a particular focus on the Expressive Arts, with Health and Wellbeing and Literacy experiences and outcomes.More
- November 28th, 2010
- Lesley Dickson
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow Light Images, Highland
Meall Greigh, Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands is an historic region of Scotland. It has been culturally distinguishable from the Scottish Lowlands from the later Middle Ages into the Modern period, when English replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands. The term is also used for the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, although the exact boundaries are not clearly defined, particularly to the east. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. The Scottish Gaelic name of A’ Ghàidhealtachd literally means ‘the place of the Gaels’ and traditionally, from a Gaelic-speaking point of view, includes both the Western Isles and the Highlands.
The area is generally sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region, and includes the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. Before the 19th century the Highlands was home to a much larger population, but due to a combination of factors including the outlawing of the traditional Highland way of life following the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the infamous Highland Clearances, and mass migration to urban areas during the Industrial Revolution, the area is now one of the most sparsely populated in Europe.
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- May 19th, 2009
- Joanne Connolly
- Comments: 6 Comments » Tags: : Categories Highland, Pupils
P4-7 pupils from Arisaig Primary school joined S1/2 pupils in Mallaig High School today to become the first pupils in Highland to log on to Glow.
Accompanied by Arisaig Headteacher Chai Jones and Mallaig DHT John Fisher, the pupils learned many things, including how to take part in discussions, add news items and upload images to a picture library. They completed a glow survey at the end of the day to feedback on their initial experiences of using Glow. When asked in the survey what they had most enjoyed doing in Glow, one Arisaig pupil said, “I liked everything it is very hard to pick a favourite thing I loved it all so much.”
The staff were delighted with the enthusiasm of the pupils and plan to tap into this when providing support for staff use of Glow.More