All posts in the ‘Midlothian’ 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
- April 20th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Midlothian, SCCYP, Tam Baillie, Tynewater Primary
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing, Midlothian, Pupils
This Glow Meet coming live from Tynewater Primary School in Midlothian will give everyone an opportunity to meet Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People as he launches RIGHT now – the new phase of his activity for this year.
Be the first to find out about the new resources coming from SCCYP and get your pupils ready to talk to Tam about what he will be doing in the coming year. You may already have the new booklet in your schools and if not look out for it!
Tam will tell them about:
· how he is promoting children and young people’s rights
· the role of Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner, how you can contact him and get involved in his work
· a wee taste of what over 12000 of Scotland’s 2 to 5 year olds chose to blether to Tam about this year
· what is happening now in response to the priorities for his work identified by 74 059 of Scotland’s children and young people through ‘a RIGHT blether’, his national consultation with you that ended last year.
So why not sign up and join us for this exciting new SCCYP activity on Monday 23rd April at 11am?
Sign up in Glow TV.
- October 14th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Groups, Literacy, Midlothian, Technologies
“As a teacher, for me, it’s great for me to be able to keep in contact with the pupils at the weekend if there was anything else I wanted to reinforce about the homework or lesson intentions. It’s also great for pupils to keep in contact with each other to share their thoughts and idea’s about homework on something that maybe has not been covered in class that day”
Francine Paterson, probationary teacher at Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian.
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- October 25th, 2010
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Arts, film
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, Local authorities, Midlothian
Have you ever considered a career in film and the arts or just want to hear more about what life is like in the world of film? Why not join us for our next World of Work on Wednesdays event and hear from two film makers?
This event is taking place on Wednesday 27th October from 2-3pm where live from Lasswade High School in Midlothian we will be joined on the panel by Allan McKeown, a visual artist and community film maker and Inigo Garrido a visual artist and film maker/animator.
Join us then and ask our panel your questions and find out more about working in film and the arts.
You can sign up for this event and take part in the World of Work on Wednesday Glow Group.
- August 19th, 2010
- Gail Cairns
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Midlothian, Probationers, Uncategorized
Francine Paterson finished her probationary year at Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, in June of 2010. During her year at Lasswade, Francine was introduced to Glow and was keen to investigate how to use the tools and functionality to enrich the learning experiences of her P6 pupils.
Visit this cookbook to find out how Francine used Glow to:
• Keep the pupils alerted to upcoming events in the school
• Publish the following week’s timetable
• Issue homework to pupils
• Store the homework responses that pupils upload
• Discuss the homework tasks and any other issues relating to school work
• Participate in the Dr Who National Glow Meet event and the associated learning activities
- January 11th, 2010
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: biodiversity, Botanic Gardens, Rosanna Cunningham MSP
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Glow Groups, Glow Meet, Midlothian, National Groups, Outdoor Learning
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh they are celebrating this by staging an exciting programme of events and activities. This special year is designed to celebrate the astonishing biodiversity of life on Earth and the myriad connections between plants, animals, fungi and microscopic life forms that make up the complex web of life. We ourselves are part of this jigsaw. Our daily lives depend upon it for food, fuels, medicines, materials and for nature’s services including the provision of fresh air and clean water. We would be lost without biodiversity, and yet the expansion of human activities has nature on the retreat in ways that make the world a poorer place.
To celebrate the launch of the International Year of Biodiversity the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh will be hosting an event with children from Tynewater Primary School in Midlothian taking part. They will be asking questions of Roseanna Cunningham MSP and taking part in activities surrounding the exhibition.
Why not join them from 10am – 11.30am on Wednesday 13th January? You too can ask questions of the minister and join the Tynewater Primary children in some collaborative fun in Glow Meet! If you want to post a question before the event please feel free to do so on the discussion board on the International Year of Biodiversity page.
You will also find the Glow Meet there as well so join us at 10am on Wednesday!
- December 11th, 2008
- Andrew Brown
- Comments: 6 Comments » Tags: Tags: Aberdeen City, Angus, benefits realisation, Midlothian
: Categories Aberdeen City, Angus, Midlothian
Today a small group of folk drawn from Aberdeen City, Angus, Midlothian, RM and Learning & Teaching Scotland got together for a workshop with a consultant to look into the area of Benefits Realisation. Part of the day was spent thinking about the original high level strategic benefits that the rollout of Glow would bring for users and administrators across the country, but the majority of the day was spent investigating how these high level benefits could be articulated in a much more meaningful, practical way for schools and local authorities to make use of.
Early on in the proceedings, it became clear why so often in many projects the area of Benefits Realisation gets placed in the ‘too hard’ tray, and only returned to at the end of the project. Tragically, this would be all too late in the process for many projects to provide any meaningful benchmarking or comparative data. With a project the scale and scope of Glow, production of benefits realisation documentation will be of great value to those tasked with measuring the progress of the project, and investigating how Glow has directly impacted on teaching and learning.
The challenge we face is in producing documentation out of the high level strategic benefits originally scoped at the outset of the project, that provides meaningful guidance for schools, local authorities and national agencies to work with. Not an easy task, but with the benefit (if you’ll pardon the pun!) of Glow, a task that we can make collaborative so that many can contribute?
Early in 2009, we’ll set up a Glow group inside Glowing Potential at the national level of Glow that will look at benefits realisation. In this group, we’ll put the documentation up for all to see as we’re working on it. That way, those with access to Glow can discuss it’s development in the Glow group and help shape it into a framework document for realising benefits that’s of value to us all.More
- November 26th, 2008
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Midlothian
Tynewater Primary School in Midlothian had just finished its Glow training and was raring to go – too good an opportunity to miss I thought! So last week I enjoyed an exciting week working with a class of Primary 4 children to create work to showcase to their school.
The class had undertaken a Waste Management project supported by the authority and were keen to show the rest of the school what they had learnt. In consultation with the class teacher, I suggested that in small groups the children created a short animation to reflect the main themes that they had learnt about – Resusing, Reducing and Recycling. After an initial introductory lesson to let the children understand about the process of animation they quickly developed their own single background scene and four characters to animate using paper and moveable parts.
The authority had installed Digital Blue software on all the school machines so it seemed logical to use this and the stop motion facility that it has. Each group of 4 had 1 hour to create their animation and they very quickly learnt just how many frames go into making just a second of animation so there couldn’t be lots of action!
The end results were fantastic and were showcased to parents and pupils at the school assembly last Friday and will be appearing soon in Glow.
- September 1st, 2008
- Dawn Adams
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Events, Local authorities, Midlothian
Lots of people are entering an exciting new phase with Glow and I’ve been busy visiting schools across the local authorities that I work with. Part of this activity has involved Midlothian schools and supporting them with their rollout. They have a comprehensive plan for how Glow will be introduced to nursery, primary and secondary schools throughout their local authority. This plan involves a 12 phased approach with introductory sessions, staff training sessions, optional INSET and following up with in-class support for schools. This seems to be a great approach and provides an invaluable opportunity to explore how Glow might be useful to a large number of staff and considering what it may mean to different people.
My travels so far have taken me to Dalkeith High school to give staff an introduction to Glow. Tommy Lawson and Alan Thomson from the authority also attended and supported this ideal opportunity to raise awareness in the first of many Midlothian schools. My next visit was to Woodburn Primary to talk about developments with Glow and allow staff to have some hands on experience. Some of this audience included Mentors and local authority staff who had already used Glow. It was a great opportunity to get their ideas about how they thought Glow might be used in Midlothian and to explore some of the challenges we might face and solutions to overcome them. Speaking to those people who had only just seen Glow that day provided a useful and interesting perspective too. This is something that we shouldn’t lose sight of and capturing those ideas can help plan for future events and what the focus should be.
My colleague Ian Hoffman has also been busy visiting Midlothian schools to get them thinking about Glow and what it might mean for them and joined Rosewell and Woodburn Primary for an introductory session last week. This support will continue this year and throughout 2009 and will hopefully raise awareness and encourage use of Glow. I thoroughly enjoy this part of my job as Glow Development Officer and can’t wait to get out and about to other schools and authorities to get to the heart of the activity and support this in any way I can.More