Category: <span>Blog</span>

Glow live Moon Bombing!

Off sick today, watching the NASA LCROSS mission to find water ice on the Moon. Wondered if I could add the feed from msnbc.com to a Glow Group. It turns out that I could. Here


TeachMeet SLF09

Went to the Beeb at Pacific Quay last night to take part in TeachMeet SLF09, a truly inspiring gathering of colleagues across the education sector. Thanks and congratulations to Ollie Bray and everyone else involved in making it all happen. There were many excellent examples of great ideas being shared, from Stuart Meldrum's cut-price visualiser,...


Recording CPD in My Glow

Found myself at an IOP meeting the other night - another great bit of CPD. On the way home on the train I got to thinking about all of these events that I've been to over the last wee while and how I really ought to make a record of what I go to, if...


Blogging AH Physics Investigations

Candidates must keep a daily account  of all work undertaken as part of their investigation. This is the evidence of their having completed the specified unit of the Advanced Higher Physics course. This 'daybook' is entirely separate from the "write up" which is a formal document that constitutes a proportion of the candidates overall grade...


Another first - Animoto

Made an Animoto movie using the Cfe wordles I did yesterday, for want of any other images to hand. I was hoping to get an idea of how easy or otherwise it'd be for pupils to use (assuming websense allows access - must check tomorrow). Took a while to render, and I rushed the choice...


More Wordles

Had a go at putting some CfE Third & Fourth Level Physics E&O's together into wordles, mainly for brightening up my room, but thought they might help me to focus on the essence of each sub topic when developing new courses. In no particular order -


My first Wordle

After meaning to try a wordle for ages I finally had a go. Not bad for a first effort eh?


Wow! Glow Meet is BRILLIANT!

Just spent over an hour using 'Glow Meet' with Sinclair Mackenzie trying out the video conferencing and having a few scribbles on the white board. I wanted to try it out before attempting a demo at Teachmeet:Physics on Thursday, where I'm doing a wee thing on using Glow in the classroom. Another Glow evangelist -...


The Force is Strong........

Saw this done at a SSERC course and thought I'd try it with some classes. To save the massive expense of multiple tins of tomatoes I got a pupil to video the demo using a busbi video camera. Et voila! Forces Demo


Its been a long time....

In a lot of ways too. Its been a long time since I last blogged anything. Its been a long time waiting for Glow to come into being in my locality. Its early days yet, but so far (ignoring niggles over functionality) I'm really impressed. Let's see how the big, whole staff roll-out goes on...