All posts in the ‘West Lothian’ Category
- March 4th, 2013
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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
- November 26th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Inveralmond Community School
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Development, Events, Glow TV, Pupils, West Lothian
It’s my Future is a song created by children, young people and adult learners to express their views on how learning needs to change to fulfil their aspirations. It demonstrates what exciting modern learning can look like.
Education Scotland want to hear from children and young people across Scotland about their hopes and aspirations for the future.
On Tuesday December 4 2012 at 11am Education Scotland will host a national event in Inveralmond Community High School. The event led, by young people, will help shape future developments in learning and teaching. This Glow TV session will enable children and young people to speak directly to Craig Munro, one of Education Scotland’s strategic directors, and share their views about learning and teaching.
These views will be taken into consideration as the organisation shapes its corporate improvement plan priorities. There will be an opportunity to see the launch of the music video and follow links to inspirational learning taking place in Scottish education.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
- May 4th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Mid Calder Primary, National Schools Sport Week, Olympics, West Lothian
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow, Glow TV, Pupils, West Lothian
Thursday 10th of May 2012 @ 13:45
Join this exciting event to preview the Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week and London 2012 World Sport Day with the London 2012 Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville!
With a little under 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games begin, Mid Calder Primary School in West Lothian will be hosting a very special Glow event designed to give schools ideas on how to have their very own celebration events around Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week and World Sport Day.
As well as suggestions for fun using the flags of competing teams, the London 2012 Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville will be making a special appearance to introduce their very own dance routine that celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games!
Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week, delivered in partnership with sportscotland – the national agency for sport, uses the excitement around the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire school children to try more sport. From 11-15 June, schools across Scotland will be staging their own Games, Torch Relays and celebration events. Following the week, schools also have the opportunity to get involved in celebrations that will welcome the World to the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games when World Sport Day, presented by Bank of Scotland takes place on 25 June.More
- December 2nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Early Years, Glow, Glow Groups, Glow Meet, Literacy, Technologies, West Lothian
Margo is currently seconded from her nursery post at Kirknewton Primary School and is working as the Early Years ICT Development Officer within the West Lothian Council ICT team. Margo’s remit is to provide curriculum support to the Local Authority’s standalone nurseries.
Margo administers the West Lothian Early Years Glow Group, which is open to all Nurseries and Primary schools.
Last December, Margo was keen to use Glow as part of nursery and school Christmas activities and came up with the idea of having a Glow Meet with Mrs Claus.
To find out more read the Cookbook here.More
- November 29th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Learn, West Lothian
The Modern Languages Department in James Young High School in Livingston, West Lothian, is always looking for ways to provide pupils with innovative and interesting resources and activities that will help them develop their language skills.
Sophie Martin and Amanda Lyons have been using Glow Learn this year as a means of sharing resources with pupils.
Sophie and Amanda have created Glow Learn courses to share resources with their Advanced Higher German and Higher French classes respectively. As well as using Glow Learn, they also created a Glow Group for each class. You can find out more about the Glow Groups in the following cookbooks:
To find out more read the Cookbook hereMore
- November 23rd, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Broxburn, RIGHT Wee Blether, SCCYP, Tam Baillie
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Events, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing, Literacy, Pupils, West Lothian
We all hope you have enjoyed blethering with your 2 to 5 year olds. In this Glow Meet you will see Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People in Broxburn Primary and Nursery talking to staff and children about how they took part, join us to show us your wee books about him and tell us your stories!!
We will also be looking at some of Our Wee Stories which have been returned to the office and if we’re lucky the blether bear will be there too.More
- November 4th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Groups, Glow Meet, Literacy, West Lothian
Margo Kerr was teaching in her nursery post at Kirknewton Primary School and working as the Early Years ICT Development Officer within the West Lothian Council Early Years Team. Margo’s remit was to provide curricular ICT support to all Early Years practitioners (nursery – P3) within the Local Authority and to drive forward and support the implementation of Glow within the Nurseries.
There are five standalone Early Years Centres and eight Nursery Schools in West Lothian. Since these Early Years establishments are not attached to a school, they do not have access to a school Glow establishment site. West Lothian therefore asked to have a separate, single Glow establishment created for the standalone Early Years establishments. The staff in all of these nurseries had their Glow accounts provisioned within this establishment, which is called ‘West Lothian Early Years’ to enable them to all work together.
Margo was keen to provide a place where the Nursery staff could communicate and collaborate and so created a Glow Group at Local Authority level. It was created at this level to enable all nursery staff, from both the standalone nurseries and those attached to schools, to be able to access the Group if they wanted to. Margo tells us a little bit about this and how she introduced staff in the standalone nurseries to the Glow Group:
To find out more read the Cookbook hereMore
- October 21st, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow, Glow Groups, Glow Meet, West Lothian
In West Lothian, one of the recent In-Service days was used to give all staff the opportunity to engage with the new plans and forthcoming arrangements for assessment. In order to ensure that all staff from every school had access to the same information and resources about this, the Local Authority decided to use Glow to support the day’s activities.
The day was planned on a cluster basis, with teachers from each Secondary and its associated Primaries working together in the Secondary school, along with staff from Nurseries, Special Schools and Outreach Teams. It began with the Director of Education and Cultural Services, Gordon Ford, speaking to every member of staff, via Glow Meet:
Read more in the Cookbook hereMore
- September 23rd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, Literacy, West Lothian
Teachers from Primary 1 and 2 at Windyknowe Primary School, Bathgate, West Lothian
Find out more by visiting the Glow Cookbook hereMore