Category Archives: Glow App Library

New Road Safety Resources

Road Safety Scotland have developed a suite of free road safety learning resources for specific age groups from 3-18 years, with a view to developing responsible road use among young people. All their resources link to Curriculum for Excellence, incorporating experiences and outcomes in health and wellbeing; literacy and English; maths and numeracy, and many other subject areas.

The resources offer different learning styles to engage teachers and learners, and make the learning appropriate, relevant and challenging at every level, and may also help maintain the important link between school and home, allowing key road safety messages to be shared throughout the wider community. You can now access the online resources through the App Library available in Glow.

Glow Annual Survey 2016

Our Glow Annual Survey for 2016 is now live. The annual survey is important as it helps us gather information on how customers use Glow and helps us to improve the service.

We are keen to hear views from the broad base of Glow customers – both staff and pupils.

The staff survey can be found here:

https://www.research.net/r/glow2016staff

The pupil survey can be found here:

https://www.research.net/r/glow2016pupils

The survey will remain open until the 1 July 2016. All responses collected are anonymous and will be treated in confidence.

Glow App Library NEW! – LiteracyPlanet

Literacy PlanetA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by LiteracyPlanet. Using the app you can:

  • Personalise the learning of your students quickly and easily
  • Track each student’s literacy development
  • Cover the core curriculum skills essential to mastering English literacy
  • It’s a whole world of learning to explore and characters to meet

    Made for Schools – Made for Teachers – Made for Students

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – Adding a Tile to your Launchpad.

    Glow App Library NEW! – LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT LogoA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by LGBT Youth Scotland.

    LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. The charity’s mission is to:

    “empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community.”

    Their website is a valuable resource in ensuring schools, education settings and all organisations are fully inclusive of their LGBT populations. In the ‘Professionals’ section, teachers can find research, practical guidance, assemblies and activities in order to assist them in creating fully inclusive LGBT environments.

    It also has details of support and social groups available and a live chat section were people can talk directly and anonymously to youth workers about any issues they are working through.

    All content is responsive and continuously updated in consultation with young people.

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – Adding Tiles to your Launchpad

    Glow App Library NEW! – Edinburgh International Book Festival

    EIBF LogoA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

    This is your place to find information on Edinburgh International Book Festival’s learning events and projects, as well as event recordings, activities and resources. For more information on the Book Festival, and a full archive of our event recordings and podcasts see our website at http://www.edbookfest.co.uk

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – Adding Tiles to a Glow Launchpad.

    Glow App Library NEW! – Scottish Book Trust

    SBT LogoA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by the Scottish Book Trust.

    Use it to browse through hundreds of reading and writing resources and take part in Scottish Book Trust’s fantastic projects!

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – Adding Tiles to a Glow Launchpad.

    Glow App Library NEW! – TigTag Junior

    TigTag Junior ImageA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by Twig World Ltd.

    Discover jaw-dropping science resources for ages 4–6!

    Tigtag Junior features hundreds of captivating short films, puzzles and games for younger learners.

    Created specifically for use in schools, Tigtag Junior comes with support materials for teachers including ready-made lesson plans and topic background information.

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Adding+TigTag+Tiles+To+Glow

    Glow App Library NEW! – Wood Crafts

    WoodCraftNat45A new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by Kemnay Academy entitled Wood Crafts. Its content is multi-media learning and teaching resources to support practical woodwork in secondary school technical departments.

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Adding+TigTag+Tiles+To+Glow

    Glow App Library NEW!! – Doctor Who Game Maker

    Dr Who Game MakerA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library!

    The Doctor Who Game Maker aims to inspire a new generation to get creative with gaming. Playing the Game Maker introduces learners to computational thinking, the software development process and game design. It’s fun, easy to use and gives children the chance to manipulate the Doctor Who universe like never before. The Game Maker introduces game design principles and allows you to build a simple game in minutes before moving onto more complex ideas as you get the hang of it. You can then publish your creation to the arcade and play each others games… A perfect challenge for a fun lesson!

    The Doctor’s old Sontaran friend, Strax, is on hand to offer advice with a range of helpful guides that show you how to get started, change the games’ physics to make things fly, animate objects and even add special effects. You can create a fun game from scratch, or use one of a selection of templates to help get you started and there’s a vast range of assets on offer to help you create your own unique games – including stunningly designed environments, monsters new and old, friends, foes, and spaceships from across the galaxy.

    It requires no technical knowledge, no download and works on tablets and desktop. The only requirements are access to the web, a willingness to experiment and a bit of imagination!

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to this at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Adding+TigTag+Tiles+To+Glow

    Glow App Library NEW!- Clickview TV

    ClickView TVA new tile has been added to the National Glow App library from ClickView, it’s called ClickView TV.

    ClickView TV takes all the hard work out of bringing educationally valuable television shows into your lessons.

    All programs are carefully highlighted for their educational relevance and value in the classroom and are accessible to teachers and students using your school’s Screenrights licence.

    We welcome you to take a quick tour of ClickView TV before you sign-up for a free account and begin to watch these great educational television programs.

    You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to this at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Adding+TigTag+Tiles+To+Glow