Video Resources

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

ICT in Education Excellence Group Report

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 Codes

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.

Twitter

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