All posts by Phil Slavin

Pupil e-Portfolio Update

The e-Portfolio Plugin Version 1.0 has been released.  Pupils can now set up an e-Portfolio by selecting e-Portfolio from a popup on the Create Blog page. Existing blogs can gain the functionality by activating the e-Portfolio plugin.The old portfolio themes are no longer available in the theme picker.

The e-Portfolio plugin make creating a profile from a series of posts much simpler. There is a new Taxonomy ‘Profile Tags’ which control which posts appear on the profile. Pupils can create as many profiles as they like.

A series of help pages are available on using the e-Portfolio Plugin.



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This release also add the ability to embed Sways in a blog by pasting in the url to the sway: Example post.

Q – I have been trying to set up new e-portfolios but cannot find my local authority theme?

A – The various LA themes have been disabled for new blogs as the e-portfolios have been changed to use a plugin rather than a theme:
Help for the new system is here:

News posted about the e-portfolios:

Get in touch  with John Johnston if you need more information:

Tigtag Science Resources on Glow

 Tigtag Junior, the science resource from Twig World for 4-6 year olds is now live. This is the latest instalment from Twig World Ltd that has come as part of the £430,000 procurement exercise led by Education Scotland in summer 2015. As with Twig and Tigtag, Tigtag Junior is now available to all state schools in Scotland (until July 2016) through the National Glow Launch Pad. To access this resource, look for the Tigtag Junior tile in the National ‘Scotland’ Launch Pad in Glow. Alternatively, you can also search for the tile in the Glow apps library and add it to ‘My Launch Pad’. The following video guide will help you do this.Practitioners can also sign up for Twig Newsdesk and Tigtag Topical Science updates. These are regularly updated and link current news articles with available Twig and Tigtag films. This supports the teaching of topical science which was identified as an aspect for development in the Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Report.

Practitioners looking to boost their confidence in science may also be interested in Reach Out CPD. Reach Out is an online Twig World resource designed to help primary school teachers with the science curriculum. The site has been developed by a team of educational and production experts from Imperial College London and Tigtag. Teachers can enroll in many different courses focusing on science education in lower and upper primary settings as well as accessing skills-based CPD courses. Again, look for this tile on Glow.

Remember that learners can also access them at home too using their Glow logins.

To receive updates about these and other sciences resources please sign up for the STEM ebulletin at:

or visit the sciences hub at :

Glow Blog Website Christmas Roundup

Education Scotland Learning Blog

National #ShareOurLearning Blog

This blog collects learning automatically sent in by class blogs from around Scotland.

Scranalogue – The SCRAN Culture Heritage Learning Blog

STEM Central


Stirling & Clacks networking & resource sharing Blogs


Stirling & Clacks School Websites


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Looking for useful resources and examples of good practice?

Go to to vote on the best edublogs of 2015…

…but also consider that all of these blogs have been nominated for being the best in each category.  So it makes sense to visit the blogs and see what help, resources or examples of good practice can be found in each.

The blogs/sites are categorised, so click on a link and see where it takes you…


  1. Best new blog
  2. Best group blog
  3. Best class blog
  4. Best student blog
  5. Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  6. Best teacher blog
  7. Best library / librarian blog
  8. Best administrator blog
  9. Most influential blog post of the year
  10. Best individual tweeter
  11. Best individual blog

Best New Blog

Best Group Blog

Best Class Blog

Best Student Blog

Best Ed Tech / Resource Sharing

Best Teacher Blog

Best Library Blog

Best Administrator Blog

Most Influential Blog Post

Best Individual Tweeter

Best Individual Blog