Feature in Development
The Glow blogs reader allows you to ‘follow’ a number of Glow Blogs. In following blogs you will be able to see which of these blogs has been updated in your dashboard rather than have to visit each site to check for updates.
We envisage that this feature will be particularly useful to teachers whose pupils are using the Glow Blogs e-Portfolios.
Click on this link below to get more information on this upcoming feature: Glow Blogs Help
Glow usage in Stirling & Clackmannanshire establishments exceeded 100,000 sessions in January 2016!
Over the last year, the number of monthly Glow sessions has increased by more than 4000%
In January 2016, Glow was accessed nearly 3700 times every day!
In 16 months since September 2014, when the 20#20 Strategy Group identified the central critical role of Glow, the number of active Glow users has increased from less than 100 to almost 4000
3 steps to educational social networking:
- Log in to Glow, and select an Office 365 Tile
- Click on the O365 App Launcher and look for the Y
- Log in and introduce yourself to the Glow Community
There are now many schools in Stirling & Clacks using the Glow Blogs webspace to host their school websites. There are also many classes blogging about their learning activities.
#ShareOurLearning is a place where class blogs across Scotland can share what they are learning.
Class Bloggers can choose which of their posts to share. By simply categorising or tagging you posts with shareourlearning and registering here, any posts you categorise or tag will show up on the national site.
How to Join In
- You need a publicly accessible blog.
- You decide to use either a category or tag on your blog.
- Make a post you want to share or find an old one. Add the category or tag. For example shareourlearning
- Once your post is published click on this link, go to the national site and fill in the form on this page: Share Out Learning
- Your posts that are tagged (or categorised) will be automatically added to the #ShareOurLearning site.
ScotEduBlogs is an aggregation of Scottish Educational Blogs. Many of the blogs are written from with Glow, but many are also outwith.
There is a large range of contributors to ScotEduBlogs, across a range of topics, so there is a lot to read and enjoy.
Should we have a “huge distrust of the increasing use of ‘brands’ in education which leads to increasing competition between the ‘haves’ and further disadvantage among the ‘have nots’?”
Dean Groom discusses…
There are FIVE things that kids need to know about and apply.
- All media messages are constructed.
- Media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules.
- Different people experience the same media message differently.
- Media have embedded values, opinions, and points of view.
- Most media messages are organized to gain profit and/or power.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Stirling & Clacks networking & resource sharing Blogs
Stirling & Clacks School Websites
Stirling Blogs Home:
Clacks Blogs Home:
Scotland Blogs Home:
Go to http://edublogawards.com/2015-finalists/ 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…
- Best new blog
- Best group blog
- Best class blog
- Best student blog
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
- Best teacher blog
- Best library / librarian blog
- Best administrator blog
- Most influential blog post of the year
- Best individual tweeter
- 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
- Blogush – P-Day Intro
- Christopher Frost – PYP & Readers Writers Workshop: Are They
- Connected Principals – 8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom
- Crawling Out of the Classroom – What Being Gay Has Taught Me About
- White Privilege
- Curmudgucation – Stop “Defending” Music
- Edushyster – I Am Not Tom Brady
- redefinED – Virtual School Clubs Take Art, Extracurricular Activities Online
- Shanna Peeples – Warriors of Kindness
- Sustainable Teaching – Use The Impossible To Fail Quiz For Instant Remediation
- The Adventures of Library Girl – Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough
- User Generated Education – Educators as Lead Learners
Best Individual Tweeter
Best Individual Blog