Archive for the 'Glow in the Snow' Category

Glow Light Image

Well done to Ryan in P7 at Carmondean. His photo is the Glow Light image for this week.

To find out more click on his photo below.

Snow Week Poetry Competition

 

Click here to read the winning entries.

Snow poems are glowing!

P5/4 at Livingston Village Primary School worked very hard yesterday on snow poems. They were so proud of their work, they decided to enter them in the glow poetry competition. This also helped everyone practice accessing Glow and posting documents. Well done P5/4, I am very proud of you – keep up the good work!
Please read our poems by clicking on the link below

http://glo.li/gqj3Ec

Mrs Turnbull

Pinewood Glowing in the snow

On Monday secondary pupils from Groups 2, 3 and 4 were sent home with their Glow passwords and direction to the Glow in the snow sites. So we hope that our pupils have been logging on and glowing.

We have also taken the opportunity to revamp school sites. A new help group for staff has been created with links to useful resources within Glow and help videos.  Secondary pupils have an eportfolio in ‘My Glow’ ready for training in January and we’re currently reworking the primary and secondary areas to update the content.

Friday 10th December

As we are currently updating our pupil areas all our pupils are now logging in and being directed to the West Lothian Snow Group and the Consolarium Advent Calander.

Glowing from Norway

Last week I was stuck in Norway due to cancelled flights and closed airports but I manged to keep up to date with everything through the powers of Glow. Glow Meet was especially powerful as it allowed me to join my team meetings with the National Glow Team, which meant that although I was in Norway I could still take part in the meetings.  Glow Meet also allowed other members of our team who were stuck in Edinburgh, Bo’ness, Stirling, Falkirk and Aberbeen to take part in the team meeting.

It also gave me the opportunity to see some friendly faces in the form of Mrs Matthews, Mrs Compton and Mrs Kerr. It is always nice to see some friendly faces when you are stuck away from home. :)

The snow won’t stop us glowing! :)

Higher Chat at St Kent’s

As the weather got worse yesterday, I arranged to continue class lessons with my higher pupils during snow days.  I made changes to our lesson plans, which are displayed on the group calendar, so that we would be doing mainly theory rather than their coursework.  This means they could continue their class work from home.  To begin the next unit of work, I set up a chat room and invited them to join me this morning.  I am pleased to say that 50% of the class came into the room at 10am this morning to discuss Artificial Intelligence.  They can now continue with their planned homework, which they will send to me electronically using glow learn if the bad weather continues.  And if the snow days continue we are having another chat on Thursday to begin the next topic of work.

West Lothian Daily What Article

West Lothian and Carmondean Primary have featured in todays Daily What News Article.

Pupils can read the article here.

They can add to the discussion here.

West Lothian in the Media

The use of Glow by teachers in West Lothian and the West Lothian ICT team, during the November Snow Week have been recognised in two newspaper articles.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/anger-over-snow-chaos-but-one-village-isn-t-fazed-1.1072215

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/dec/03/scotland-school-closures-lessons-online

Snow Days Glow Group

The West Lothain Learning & Teaching worked very hard to get this fab Snow Days Glow Group up and running so that the pupils had access to learning opportunites while they were stuck at home in the snow. Now you are back at school you might still want to use this Glow Group with your class. It includes lots of ideas for snowy activities.

Click here to access the Snow Days Glow Group.

 

A Snowy Adventure

My son Ross is in P1 at Williamston and I am a P7 teacher at Harrysmuir. We wrote a story together about ‘A Snowy Adventure’ because we had to stay overnight in a rescue centre in Perth as the roads were closed on Sunday when we tried to get home to Livingston from Aberdeen. We posted it in the Poetry section of GLOW Snow (even though it isn’t a poem!) so people can read about our adventure. We highlighted Ross’s key words from his reading scheme in red so he could pick out words he knew. Ross is going to tell his teacher at Williamston that his story is on GLOW so he can share it with his class when he returns to school.




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