All posts in the ‘modern languages’ Category
- May 9th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: phonics, SCILT
: Categories CPD, Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Events, Glow, Glow TV, modern languages
Presented by Lynne Jones and Meryl James, Professional Development Officers at SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages this first workshop will consider the place of phonics in Modern Language learning as well as the benefits and implications of developing phonological awareness in young language learners.
Lynne and Meryl will explore the impact that creative use of phonics can have in your classroom; not only in talking, but also in developing other language skill areas.
This event is suitable for Early Years, Primary and ASN practitioners.
Sign up and join us in Glow TV – SCILT – Developing Language Skills through Phonics
You can also subscribe to the Glow TV eCard to ensure that you never miss out on any forthcoming events.More
- April 30th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: folk music, musicians, Scotland Sings
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, modern languages, Pupils
This time we will be joined by Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, two talented young singers and musicians recognised as shining stars on the Scottish folk scene. They are both blessed with lovely, natural voices that blend beautifully, and their performances focus strongly on communicating through traditional and contemporary song.
During the session the ladies will be singing 3 songs that you can learn and join in with in your classrooms. We hope that you can join us!!
Sign up and join us live at 2pm on Wednesday 1st May in Glow Tv- Scotland Sings Again.More
- April 22nd, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Advanced Higher, Higher, homework
: Categories Events, Glow Meet, modern languages
Glow TV is delighted to be able to offer teachers and students a range of SCHOLAR sessions which will include both Professional Learning opportunities as well as revision sessions for those sitting exams this year.
These begin on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm with a Professional Learning opportunity for Modern Languages teachers entitled ‘Using SCHOLAR to support Higher, Advanced Higher and National 5′. This session will be presented by Douglas Angus, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Modern Languages. Find out more in Glow TV.
Look out for new homework sessions in May for Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and Physics.More
- January 27th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: chinese new year, Confucius, Mandarin, Shanghai
: Categories East Dunbartonshire, Events, Glow, Glow Meet, modern languages, Pupils
Glow TV is delighted to announce that two further Chinese New Year events have been added to the schedule. On Monday 30th January at 1.20pm we will be coming live from the Confucius Hub at St Ninian’s High School in East Dunbartonshire with a Chinese New Year Show. Throughout the hour long show you will be entertained by Dragon Dancing, Chinese singing and dancing, Chinese drama and a live singing competition between 6 S1 classes!! Plus much much more. To finish the show the young people will be singing Auld Lang Syne in Mandarin and English. We hope that you can join us – sign up in Glow TV!
Then on Thursday 2nd February we will be continuing the celebrations with a recorded performance from a group from Shanghai who visited Scotland this week. As part of their brief visit to Scotland for the Chinese New Year a delegation from Shanghai performed in certain Confucius Hubs and also paid a visit to Education Scotland where we were lucky enough to have the event recorded.
The performance is beautiful and colourful and includes singing and dancing as well as Chinese drama. We invite you to join us for a Glow Meet with Fan Lin, LTS Confucius Institute Manager where you can watch the recording of the performance and then ask Fan questions about it and all other things that interest you about Chinese New Year!! Sign up in Glow TV for – Shanghai Delegation Perform Confucius Institute Spring Festival Performance 2012More
- January 19th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, modern languages, Uncategorized
Glow along with LTS Confucius Institute’s Confucius Classroom Hubs celebrate the Chinese New Year of the dragon with a series of events highlighting what is going on in schools across Scotland to mark these exciting celebrations. Beginning on Monday the 23rd January and lasting for 15 days
Glow will be presenting a programme of different Glow Meets looking at Chinese culture and celebration.
On the 23rd we will be joined by several of the Confucius Classroom Hubs who will be sharing what they have/are intending to do to welcome this new year and we hope that you can join us too and let us know what you are doing in your classrooms across Scotland to mark this event. Even if you do not have anything to share why not join us anyway and find out more about the Year of the Dragon? Sign up and join us on the 23rd January.
On the 6th February we will be continuing the programme with a special event live from the Glasgow Film Festival entitled King of Masks. Through Glow Meet you can watch the live introduction to the film and take part in a workshop with Chinese opera singer and Ricefield workshop leader Fong Liu from St. Ninian’s High School who will be dressed in full Chinese costume. You can also obtain your own free DVD of the film to watch in school that day as well. Find out more about this event and how to get your free DVD in Glow TV.
Finally on the afternoon of the 6th February join us for 龙年大吉 Good luck with the year of dragon – Close of Celebrations. This Glow Meet will be bringing to a close the Chinese New Year celebrations in Glow with a look at the Lantern Festival, a traditional Chinese festival since Han Dynasty more than 2000 years ago. We will have images from the event that took place on 20th January in Fife and also find out more about this from the Confucius Hubs. We also hope to hear from you too and what you have done to celebrate Chinese New Year in your school. Sign up and join us for this event.
You can also find related resources for 2012 – The Chinese Year of the Dragon on the Education Scotland website.More
- August 26th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Fife, Glow Groups, modern languages, Pupils, Technologies, Uncategorized
In this Glow Cookbook we focus on the work of one teacher, Kim Yapp, and how she found that Glow solved a long-standing problem. Kim teaches Modern Foreign Languages. For the last couple of years, the department has run a Culture Project for first year pupils.
Prior to the arrival of Glow in the school, the project, though very successful, had presented a number of logistical difficulties.
When Kim began to use Glow earlier this year, she was hopeful that it would deliver a simple solution to these logistical problems – and was delighted to find that it did!
A simple Glow Group had provided a way around the logistical barriers, as Kim had hoped, but there were unexpected additional benefits too. As the work was in a shared area from the start of the four periods, it was easy for Kim to monitor progress as the presentations developed and to step in quickly if any pupil was not pulling their weight. The Glow Group also enabled pupils to continue their work at home and to discuss it with their parents and carers.More
- July 26th, 2011
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: Tags: CfE, CPD, Edinburgh International book Festival, Education Scotland, Glow, Glow Featured, Glow Meet, Glowscotland, glowtv, Scotland, Scottish Book Trust
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing, Learner Resources, Literacy, Local authorities, Mathematics, modern languages, Moving Image Education, National Groups, Pupils, Religious and Moral Education, research, Sciences, Social Studies, Technologies, Uncategorized
Glow TV is our way of bringing the National Glow Meets to you from the one, easy to find, place. Launching for the start of the new term, we have a major schedule of ‘programmes’ planned for the coming session, including, hopefully, a whole series of programmes on topics such as: CfE, SQA, Glow, Glowing Thursdays, World of Work Wednesdays, Creativity, Games Design and Moving Image Education.
This is, of course, in addition to the many exciting events we already broadcast through Glow, such as the author events from the Scottish Book Trust and Edinburgh Book Festival, as well as those hugely popular one-offs like the Dr Who event and the NASA astronauts one, for example. All of these Glow national events will now be accessed through the one central place, Glow TV.
We are now using new software for Glow Meet (Adobe Connect) and this software allows us access to a recording of a Glow Meet, instantly from within Glow. That got us thinking that we could really develop the idea of Glow Meets further and offer a kind of ‘Watch Again’ facility, a bit like the online efforts of the major TV channels. Okay, so we don’t have the equipment or resources that the major TV channels do, but we have created an area in Glow that provides users with a schedule and allows users the opportunity to add programmes to their own, personal, schedule when they sign-up for events.
Signing-up for these events/programmes is easier now, too. Instead of having to complete a sign-up form for every event you want to take part in, all you have to do is register once for Glow TV and then choose your username from a drop-down list whenever you wish to sign-up to a specific event. Easy.
It is hoped that a lot of the programmes we bring you will include live debate/discussion on important topics in Education, as well as many online training programmes.We have managed to procure a little room in Education Scotland’s Optima office in Glasgow and turn it into our very own Glow TV studio, which even has a couch and a coffee table, so that our presenters look like true TV professionals in the making!
So, with a whole schedule of programmes you can tailor to your own personal guide, easy sign-up and channel categories to make it easy to find recordings and watch again, Glow TV is a brilliant addition to Glow’s assets. To register for Glow TV and then be able to have your own personal schedule and easy sign-up for programmes, click here.More
- July 25th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Glow Learn, modern languages, Pupils
There is now a large amount of Spanish content available on Glow Learn. With around 150 Sonica Spanish activities available this resource is relevant to both primary and secondary pupils. The content is particularly suited to second and third levels.
The different activities are located in two places within Glow learn – both in the Resources Tab and the Courses Tab. Where you access the activities from will impact on how you can use them and where or not pupils will have access.
To find out more about these exciting activities visit the Glow cookbookMore
- March 16th, 2011
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Goethe Institut, launch, resources
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Glow Meet, modern languages
Instead of our usual Glowing Thursdays this week we are going to be hosting a live event from the Royal High School in Edinburgh highlighting the launch of resources developed by the Historical Institute Washington DC and made available through the Goethe-Institut, and Learning and Teaching Scotland to support German History and Culture.
These resources have been selected by the German Historical Institute. They represent a comprehensive collection of original historical sources documenting German history from the Middle Ages to the present day, with particular focus on the period since 1945 to the crumbling of the Berlin Wall during the summer of 1989 and reunification. Within this period, East and West German examples are supplied in order to highlight their similarities and differences. The purpose of these resources is to encourage learners to exercise their intellectual curiosity, ideas and arguments about key issues relating to German history. They also attempt to present an awareness of events and developments, starting with international and domestic politics and extending to economic, social, and cultural issues. Developing cultural awareness is very important in attracting our young people to learning a modern language.
Many of the sources in this selection are difficult to locate in print publications, especially outside of Germany. All of the German language documents are accompanied by contemporary English translations, some of which were commissioned for this project. These resources also provide access to a range of significant visual images, many of which will be unfamiliar outside of Germany.
This part of the launch is aimed at the online audience consisting of teachers of history and German language and will include German Consul Herr Moessinger introducing the resource and there will be a live input via Glow from Dr. Kelly McCullough, Head of the project “German History in Documents and Images”, from the Historical Institute Washington DC.
So why not sign up and join us live at 3.40pm – 4.15pm to listen to Dr McCullough live from Washington DC and Herr Moessinger in the National Modern Languages Glow Group.
Please note that we will be using the new Glow Meet webpart for this event. It is much easier to access and it works in a similar way to the usual Glow Meet so why not give it a go?!More
- November 19th, 2010
- Julia Fenby
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Argyll and Bute, Co-Create, Curriculum for Excellence, East Ayrshire, Expressive Arts, Glasgow City, Glow, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing, Inverclyde, Literacy, Mathematics, modern languages, Moving Image Education, National Groups, North Lanarkshire, Outdoor Learning, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies, South Lanarkshire, Technologies, West Lothian
On the final day of State of Emergency, S2 year groups from all seven schools came together via Glow Meet to share their learning experiences from this intensive week of activity.
Tarbert Academy journalists gave a live report on the conflict as news broke in the west of Scotland. Their broadcast was interrupted when freedom fighters broke into the newsroom in protest against the government regime.
A Bathgate Academy human rights campaigner gave a powerful speech about the importance of integrity and trust.
During the week, Lochend Secondary pupils had explored war poetry in English and code breaking in Maths. In Drama they’d made a film about a boy who wanted to join the army and in PE they’d learned what it might feel like to be in the army as they were made to run outside in the cold!
Clyde Valley High had a visit from the Red Cross and found out about refugee camps; they created Facebook pages and video messages for viral communications; they made images of war by acting out and photographing scenes involving rebels, civilians and government soldiers.
The Army marched into Cumnock Academy hall and set up an assault course – the highlight of the week for the reporters:
“It was amazing, great fun – I didn’t come first but I did enjoy it!”
“It helped build my confidence”.
They also had visits from the Red Cross and a Human Rights lawyer and learned that everyone has rights to equality and protection. Pupils had purified water in Science, and designed and built devices to transport black market goods through underground tunnels in Technology and Art.
At Greenock Academy aid workers had training in basic first aid and learned to cook nutritious meals with limited supplies. The army launched a search for a missing soldier and through constructing a refugee camp, they learned team work, how to filter water, make up ration packs and distribute food to refugees.
Holy Cross High reported that propaganda was rife, with posters put up around the school by both factions; normal lines of communications had been destroyed. The Department of PE had transformed soldiers into ‘lean, mean fighting machines’ in Sniper Alley; the Department of Technology investigated ways of disposing of human waste; the Department of Social Studies researched the causes of conflict, whilst the Department of Drama explored the motivations of those involved.
State of Emergency has clearly been an amazing experience for both pupils and staff. I would encourage you to visit the Glow Group to read pupil diaries about their learning, look at more photographs of cross-curricular activities and see the rich variety of resources shared by participating teachers. This really has been Curriculum for Excellence in action.
Co-Create is funded through a partnership between Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Creative Scotland National Lottery Fund.
Image credit: Kath Morley, Greenock AcademyMore