May 052017
 

The 2017 Annual Survey of the Use of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms is now live. The survey is open to all teachers, staff and pupils and provides us with valuable information on how you use Glow. More information, including links to the survey, are available through the link. I would be grateful if you could complete this survey and share it with your networks and colleagues.

https://connect.glowscotland.org.uk/2017/04/27/annual-survey-of-the-use-of-digital-technology-including-glow-in-scotlands-classrooms/

We are also tweeting about this from our @GlowScot twitter account or tweet from your own twitter accounts to help us gain as much feedback as possible. Suggested tweets we are using are below.

– The Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms is now Live. Take part – https://t.co/GQcQHGCztD

– School Staff – Now Live – Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms http://ow.ly/vUk730bdCp8

– Pupils – Now Live – Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms http://ow.ly/gVHN30bdTRW

 

 

Sep 282016
 

Received from Education Scotland

We plan to make the switch-over to the new Glow Meet supplier on Friday 14th October. As a result, it means that on this date the Glow Meet/Glow TV service will be unavailable but normal services will resume on Monday 17th October.

Please avoid scheduling any events during this time, and I would be grateful if you can pass this information on to those within your authority that use the service.

Sep 222016
 

Scottish Government has published the Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland

 

The document can be viewed at

 

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/9494

 

The strategy aims to create the condition to allow digital technology to enhance learning and teaching across all curriculum areas. In doing so it will enable educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology.

 

It sets out an approach that will support education establishments and local authorities in delivering education enhanced by digital technology.  It is based around 4 key objectives:

 

  • Empowering leaders
  • Improving access
  • Enhancing curriculum and assessment delivery
  • Developing the skills of educators

 

A range of actions under each objective have been agreed with delivery partners at a national level following extensive consultation and engagement.  The strategy also sets out a number of expectations of our local authorities and education establishments. Local level activity will complement national level actions enabling us to ensure that all learners can benefit from an education enhanced by digital technology.

Aug 262016
 

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills Mr John Swinney MSP will be leading a Glow TV broadcast on Monday the 29th August at 12.45pm.  The blog post below will give you details of how to register and how to submit a question before the event if you are unable to watch live on Monday.  The broadcast will be recorded so you will be able to view it in the Watch Again facility on Glow – we will send out this link after the event.

A Discussion with John Swinney MSP

Jun 212016
 

Some news for Twig & Tigtag users:-

A player has just been released which allows users to download and play Twig / Tigtag films offline.

To download films you must first install the Twig Player software application.  Please find below a link to the webpage on ‘Twig on Glow’ for further information about the player (Windows only).  The same information will appear on the Tigtag and Tigtag Junior sites for users who log in with Glow credentials.

https://www.twigonglow.com/twigplayer/

May 242016
 

Glow are planning a new release on Glow Blogs in July. This will consist of some improvements to the service, fixes and updates. More details soon.

As part of the release Glow will be removing some themes that are currently disabled. These include the old e-Portfolio themes and 4 Woo themes.

This will have an impact on some existing sites. Sites that are using these themes will switch to the TwentyFourteen theme.  Glow suggest that it will be better to manually switch themes before the release.

e-Portfolios can be switched to another theme and updated to use the new e-portfolio plugin.

There is help for converting an old theme to a new one on the help blog:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowbloghelp/?p=1470

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowbloghelp/?p=1453

Of the four Woo themes the only one with more than a very few sites, is Spectrum News.

There is a page on the help blog with notes on converting a Spectrum News site to using the TwentyFourteen theme:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowbloghelp/?p=1226
If you have a blog or a child has an ePortfolio using the Spectrum News theme we would strongly suggest you change it to another theme before the end of term.

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