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Tips, Tricks, Examples of Glow Blog use (Glowing Posts) and other news. The Glowing Posts get added to this blog with the syndication plugin.

What happens when you change the platform and change the culture?

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An update from Derick Robertson on the UoD EduShare The central sharing hub for #UoDedu teacher education students at the University of Dundee.

He includes a list of early evidence:

  • since September 2015 we have had 775 posts shared to UoDEdushare;
  • we arec seeing a developing culture of collegiate commenting on peers’ blogs;
  • we are seeing some tutors commenting on blogs;
  • comments on blogs are coming in from other Teacher Ed students as well as a whole of host of other people interested in education;
  • student/learners are taking ownership of promoting their voice by publishing links to their posts on social media with appropriate hashtags to help target their posts (ours is #uodedu);
  • writing in an articulate manner on their site about evidencing how they are attaining the GTCS Professional Standards;
  • questioning why you would want to be part of a closed educational community as opposed to a global one;

I know it is still very early days for the work that we are doing with the new ePortfolio however I do think that what is in evidence here is the need for those concerned with effective transformational change in the digital learning space to really think about the learning culture that they want to engender

from: Eportfolio: what happens when you change the platform and change the culture? | The Curious World of the DPR Update

TGS BBC SCHOOL REPORT

TGS BBC SCHOOL REPORT | The Gordon Schools, Huntly

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dedicated TGS BBC School Report site. Over the past few years students from The Gordon Schools have been making the news by taking part in this fantastic BBC News School Report project.

The site has reports from various teams on lots of topics: Business, Education, Entertainment, &, Arts, Health, Politics, Sci/Environment and Technology.
Post also give a blow by blow account of the participation

Journey To Change

Journey To Change: Creating Links Between Scotland and South Africa – The Selkirk Scrapbook

This is not a post on a Glow Blog! It is a great example of blogging in a Scottish school. I did read it on a glow Blog, even though The Selkirk Scrapbook is not on glow Blogs they joined in with #ShareOurLearning Gathering Learning from around Scotland which does run on Glow Blogs. If you are using any sort of blog in Scottish education you can share your learning too.

Making This Blog Count

Making This Blog Count is a post by Katie-Rebecca about here blogging experience. She is a teacher education student at The University of Dundee and part of the student blog aggregation UoD EduShare.

UoD Edushate is the central sharing hub for #UoDedu teacher education students at the University of Dundee.

The inspiring post talks about here experience of blogging a great introduction to some of the benefits of blogging for teachers.

About Glowing Posts

This blog will collect some example of how Glow WordPress Blogs are being used across Scotland. If you know of an interesting public post please let us know. Either fill in the form here or tweet to @johnjohnston.

If you have a Glow Blog  with lots of interesting posts you might want to Join In #ShareOurLearning.