All posts in the ‘Stirling’ 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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- 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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- October 12th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Groups, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Stirling
Ron Cowie – Stirling Council
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- October 11th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Groups, Literacy, Social Studies, Stirling
“What a fantastic and inspiring use of Glow! Well done to all involved!”
Iain Harvey & Sarah Burton
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- February 23rd, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: Tags: Adam Ingram, Michael Russell, right blether, SCCYP, Tam Baillie
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Glow, Glow Meet, Local authorities, Pupils, Stirling
Join us on Monday 7th March live from the MacRobert Centre in Stirling for ‘a right BIG Blether’ to celebrate all the right brilliant things Scotland’s Commissioner Tam Baillie has received throughout ‘a RIGHT blether’ and to hear the results of the national vote.
Tam will be joined in Stirling by Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years and Michael Russell MSP Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning as well as lots of other people who work with and for children and young people across Scotland. There will of course be lots of children and young people there too and plenty of opportunity for you and your class to get involved in interactive workshops.
The whole day will be broadcast through Glow Meet and you can join us for whatever part or parts of the day that suit you. A detailed outline of the day can be found in the SCCYP Glow Group.
Find out the result of the RIGHT blether vote and what Tam is going to do to try and deliver this for the children and young people of Scotland. It was your vote so find out how it will shape your future!!
Sign up to take part in this historic event in the SCCYP Glow Group.More
- February 11th, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: heritage, History, WoWW
: Categories Career Opportunities and Pathways, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow, Glow Meet, Pupils, Stirling
Have you ever wondered what sort of jobs you can do related to history and heritage? What sort of jobs are there beyond being a historian and a history teacher? What sort of skills would you need to be successful in this line of work? Now you can find out more!
This event will be broadcast to you live from Stirling High School. The interactive Glow Meet will also provide participants with the opportunity to take part in challenges, ask questions and learn about the career paths taken by three individuals.
Find out more and sign up for this event in the World of Work Glow Group.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
- October 8th, 2010
- Gail Cairns
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Expressive Arts, National glow groups
: Categories Expressive Arts, Glow Groups, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Stirling
Irene Pandolfi of North Lanarkshire Council and Ron Cowie of Stirling Council were amongst a number of delegates who in 2009 participated in a study visit to Norway, organised through the Scottish Continuing International Professional Development (SCIPD) programme. The focus of their interest was a national initiative - the Cultural Rucksack - which gives all pupils in Norway access to professional arts and cultural activities in addition to the basic expressive arts curriculum.
As a result of the SCIPD visit, and the relationships established with Norwegian schools, Irene and Ron created the Northern Lights project. The project links schools in North Lanarkshire, Perth, Kinross, and Stirling with partner schools in Norway and Russia. The project aims to develop pupils’ skills in expressive arts, literacy and peer assessment. Northern Lights also encourages pupils to study and appreciate other cultures.
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- June 10th, 2010
- Dawn Adams
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: astronaut, Fintry Primary, LL Online, Mars, NASA, space, Strathclyde University
: Categories Glow Meet, Stirling
In collaboration with the Scottish Space School, join this exclusive opportunity to talk to Nick Patrick and Heather Paul from NASA using Glow Meet.
Nick is an astronaut who has performed three space walks and lived on the International Space Station. Heather is a space suit engineer and knows everything there is to know about making it possible for astronauts to survive in the void of space.
Tune in to the Glow Meet to watch Nick, Heather and pupils from Fintry Primary School run a simulation to move a robotic land rover around the surface of Mars. This will mimic what real astronauts have to do when they collect samples from the surface of Mars using the robots Spirit and Opportunity. These rovers have amassed a vast amount of information and we have learnt huge amounts about the planet Mars.
To learn about Mars before meeting Nick and Heather, pupils can have a look at the Glow Science films about Life on Mars by LL Online. This event will be suitable for middle primary upwards.
Visit the National Sciences Glow group to find out more about this Glow Meet and how to get involved.More
- October 5th, 2009
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow Groups, Pupils, Stirling
Allan’s Primary in Stirling today hosted some very special guests, the Glow Club from Bannockburn Primary.
This elite band of P5, 6 and 7’s went along to Allan’s to help pupils new to Glow with logging on for the first time.
The Glow Club also gave a short tour of the resources available and the work they have already produced on their My Glow pages.
With the pupils from Allan’s keen to get started, the Club gave support as the P6’s began to explore Glow and construct their own personal space.
It was a very successful and rewarding morning, with both sets of pupils thoroughly enjoying the chance to collaborate. Both schools now plan to work together on their Victorians topic using Glow as their main means of communication.
We wish them every success and watch this space for further updates on their progress.More