Blogs & ePortfolios

Glow Blogs use the latest version of WordPress and are available to all Glow users

  • WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system.
  • WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015.
  • WordPress is the most popular blogging system on the web.
  • Glow BlogsĀ  allow pupils and teachers across Scotland to create sites.
  • Glow Blogs are used for many different types of site, e-portfolios, class blogs, resource sharing sites and school websites.

Traditionally creating websites required knowledge of code or specialized software. It often involves creating content off line and uploading it to a server.

Blogs change this dynamic by proving a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) environment in a web browser. No specialised software is needed.

 

Most of the children in North Lanarkshire use a Glow Blog to create their ePortfolio.

Useful documents to assist in the creation and use of ePortfolios can be found below.

Creating an ePortfolio2016

Adding to your ePortfolio 2016

accessing ePortfolios

e-Portfolios – creating a profile

Many schools are now beginning to use Glow Blogs to post useful information and photographs of current school events.

Several schools have now used their Glow Blog to replace their school website altogether.

This is now much easier to do as the recent updates made to Glow Blogs now makes it easier to make a Glow Blog with drop down menus to access pages of information.

Some useful documents to assist in the creation and use of Glow Blogs can be found below

Admin Guide School websites

Adding to your schoolwebsite blog

Adding image gallery

Creating a blog

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Widgets

Glow-Blogs-User-and-Roles

Adding-a-Header

Menus

Links to schools that use a Glow Blog or have their school website created in a Glow Blog can be found here

Further help can be found on the National Glow Help blog