New Glow Contact

Glow as you know is about to change to a new format.   The new Glow contact, Glow Coordinator is David Anderson at the South Civic Centre, John Dickie Street Kilmarnock.   If you are unable to resolve issues locally, please contact myself by e-mail.

If you are the ASM/SCA or Glow Champion, please let me know so we can update our records.

CfE and Glow News – October 2013,0,0,0,0

The CfE and Glow News e-update provides you with updates on Curriculum for Excellence and support for practitioners, along with all the latest developments within Glow.

GOS – Literacy Learning Zone

Game On Scotland and the Literacy team of Education Scotland will present an exciting hour of challenges and fun around the Commonwealth Games.

In conjunction with a teacher form West Dunbartonshire learners will engage in a number of stimulating activities using the Games as a context. The session will be interactive and no preparatory work is required. The target audience for this event is pupils Levels 2 and 3.

Glow Migration Update

On 4 October 2013 Education Scotland wrote to all Directors of Education providing an update on Glow.

You can read the full text of this letter on the Glow Scotland blog.

Edudemic Pulse

Edudemic Pulse is the new weekly digest of (US) education and technology news. Here is the blurb -

Edudemic Pulse is a new way to passively stay connected with our progressive–and frequent–content. Edudemic Pulse is a digest of content of #edtech grab-and-go content handpicked for K-12+ classroom application. Most of this will be directly sourced from the website, but more precisely focused on quick resources busy teachers can use on-the-go.

  • Tech tools and news
  • Social media classroom integration
  • Common Core resources
  • Curricula (Units, lessons, activities) 
  • Tech-infused instructional strategies
  • News, events, and more!

Just sign up with your email address here - Edudemic Pulse.

New Auchinleck Nursery School blog

Auchinleck Nursery School is the latest East Ayrshire establishment to launch its own school blog. The school will use the blog to keep parents up to date with its plans, priorities, events and activities.

Here is the link -

Internet Safety presentations

There are 2 excellent new presentations on Internet Safetry and Responsible use on Ollie Bray’s blog -

  • Computer Games in Education
  • Social Media in Schools

New J2E tools on Glow

Education Scotland has provided Glow users with the suite of Just2Easy (J2E) tools. The package includes - 

  • J2E – a tool for creating simple web pages with text, images, graphics, etc
  • J2E Infant Tools – a suite of very easy to use creative tools for early levels
  • J2Measure – measuring tools
  • J2Spotlight – animation tool
  • J2Vote – voting tool
  • J2Webby – blogging tool

There’s more information here – Glow Scotland blog – Just2Easy

Kilmaurs Primary School blog

Kilmaurs Primary School has just launched its new blog. It contains loads of excellent information for pupils, parents and the local community, including school events, clubs and activities. You can access it here -

What are QR codes?

If you’ve only vaguely heard the term QR codes or seen odd pictures appearing on trains, in magazines and in shops What is a QR code? is a nice site that explains very simply what QR codes are and what they’re for. Given the massive growth of mobile internet access and mobile learning, it will be interesting to see the role QR codes play in education. There have been loads of articles written about this, e.g. this one at Wired Academic.

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