Due to the development of Bennachie – Aberdeenshire’s eCampus, it is unlikely that this blog will be updated in the near future.
It is anticipated that the Bennachie Campus website will be available to all Aberdeenshire staff from April 2018. The new site aims to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all news and support relating to the curriculum, learning and teaching. This will, obviously, include digital technologies.
In the meantime, the websites linked from this blog will provide useful information and support, especially the new, and improved Glow Connect, launched in December 2017.
A link to the Bennachie site will be available soon.
An issue has been identified since IT removed the Arcadia landing page in Chrome.
When a user tries to access Glow they receive the error page below.
Please simply delete this URL and add the one below,
We have logged this issue with IT and hopefully the single sign on to Chrome will be removed.
Education Scotland are seeking feedback from all Glow users on what new functionality they would like to have added to Glow Blogs. A short survey has been created which I ask you to complete and share in order for us to collect as much feedback as possible.
The next release of Glow Blogs is scheduled for summer 2018. In order for all responses to be considered in time for the release, the deadline for survey responses is the 30th November. All responses received after this date will be collected for consideration for future releases of Glow Blogs.
The survey, and more information, is available here
Please click on the link below to access 12 curriculum led session plans that can be used in the classroom.
These plans are complete with PDFs and videos.
- Learn about international humanitarian law (Citizenship)
- Watch and reflect on The Unknown Soldier film (Media)
- Critically analyse the text (English)
Remembrance Day Materials
Teaching Digital Citizenship in your classroom and need help with Social Media information?
Please click on the link below to access some Free age appropriate lesson plans for use in the Classroom.
Resources have also been uploaded into Aberdeenshire’s Digital Citizenship Glow Site.
It has come to our attention that schools are resetting iPads in preperation for the new Academic year. If this happens then a call needs to be logged asking for the devices to be re-enrolled into Meraki. This causes IT extra unneccessary work and the devices unusable until the issue has been resolved.
Therefore, please simply delete content and apps and do not reset the devices.
Admin Tasks for the New Academic Year
It is that time of year again when we need to make sure that our school systems have the latest account information. Below is the procedure for new Glow accounts,
- School office create a Seemis work/pupil record for any new member of staff/pupil
- If the new member of staff is a teacher then they must enter their unique GTC number
- The start date in Seemis for the new member of staff/pupil must be accurate for Scotxed reasons
- After an overnight run these credentials will migrate through to Glow
- Your school office are the ones who manage these accounts via the Glow Management Console
- If it is a new account then it will be found under Download Passwords
- If the person previously had a Glow account at another school in Scotland then they might appear under School Transfers (the office will click to approve the transfer) or they might have gone straight into Users if they have been made to leave their previous establishment
- Your school office will then be able to obtain the unique Glow username and can reset the password if required
This sometimes takes 2 -3 days to get up and running.
Schools should only log calls for CC4 accounts once they have obtained the appropriate Glow usernames.
Glow Data Feed in Seemis
It is also essential that the Glow Year Groups and Classes are updated via the Glow Data Feed in Seemis. This information is required if you need to print off lists of usernames by class, reset glow passwords by class, share any resources in glow by class or if you use the Show My Homework System.
Guidance re this can be found by clicking on the Glow link below.
Glow Data Feed Document
Glow Data Sharing
There is a new feature within Seemis called the Glow Data Sharing field. This has been added so pupils and staff can opt out of having an account created in Glow. The majority of the time this field is ticked to Opt In by default. However, it has come to out attention that this isn’t always the case. Therefore, if you find that an account isn’t coming through to Glow then please check that this field is ticked.
Instructions on how to do this can be found by clicking on the link above to the Seemis Glow Data Feed doc. This will take you to a PDF supplied by the National Seemis Team. Please check from Page 2 onward for info re the above process.
Glow Data Sharing Box
Application – Staff- Edit Staff – then find your staff member once you’ve found them click on Edit Staff – Details – go in to the work record tab and the Glow Data Sharing box is right at the bottom.
data utiltilies > access control > edit data settings and add a tick in the edit box for this tab
Please log a call with the Learning through Technology Team if you encounter any issues.