Western Isles Education Department has produced an on-line resource to help schools evaluate the impact of enterprise education in their establishment, in terms of the QIs and in terms of award schemes. The toolkit is also a useful reference for wider self evaluation activities.
Click here to visit the on-line toolkit.
TEDEd is a collection of video and animation resources to help teachers deliver interesting and informative lessons. The idea behind TedEd is that teachers can take the best of YouTube or create their own videos then flip them, which means adding titles, directions, questions and links to other resources.
Click here to visit the website. Click here to read about how one teacher made use of TEDEd to deliver a lesson
A Safer Internet Day will be held on 5th February. Why don’t you spend some time on the 5th promoting pupils’ awareness of how to stay safe when using the Internet? Suggested activities can be found by clicking here.
New to Twitter? Click here to find some tips on how to use twitter in an education context.
Susan Ronnie, a teacher at Kirklandneuk Primary in Renfrew, has created and excellent list of online resources to help deliver maths and numeracy. Resources are linked to the Experiences and Outcomes. Click here to visit Susan’s site on Delicious.com.
If the above link does not lead you to the site, visit delicious.com and type @renfrewshiremaths into the search box.
The ICT in Education Excellence Group has submitted its final report to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. This report explores the future of Glow, post December 2013. A copy of the report can be obtained by clicking here.
The Cabinet Secretary would like to hear your views and thoughts in relation to the report and its recommendations. I would encourage you to respond to the Cabinet Secretary’s request for feedback. Arrangements for sending feedback can be found by clicking here.
QR (Quick Response) codes are becoming more common in newspapers, magazines and on advertising posters. They are also starting to be used in school activities. An example of a QR code can be found below.
If you have a QR reader on your Smartphone, ipad or tablet and you scan this QR code you will be taken to the start of this blog.
Click here for further information about how you can make use of QR codes to support your puils’ learning and to enhance communication with parents.
An Internet search will uncover a variety of ideas to promote the use of QR codes in your classroom. Some examples can be found by clicking here.
The new Glow service will offer free access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. Further information about what is included in this resource can be found by clicking here.
The first component of Office 365 that will be rolled out in Inverclyde is Outlook, which should take place between the 1rst and 4th of March.
Twitter is a simple way to increase communication between the school and pupils and parents. At present you are unable to access Twitter via the education network but we hope to provide access soon. Some schools have already set up Twitter accounts, administering their accounts via Smartphones or from their home computers.
So far the following establishments have set up Twitter accounts.
Clydeview Academy: @clydeview_a
Notre Dame High School: @ndhs1
Gourock Primary School: @gourockpr
The Inverclyde QIO team also has a Twitter account: @InverclydeQIO
The Woodland trust website has a variety of resources that teachers can use to get their pupils to explore the area surrounding their school.
Click here to visit the website.