Tag: <span>glow</span>

Do Exams 'Pass' under CfE?

After more than five years of ongoing development in Scottish secondary schools, the Curriculum for Excellence has reached its first round of 'gold standard' Higher examinations. Though the contents of many courses have been significantly revised, and a sizeable portion of the overall marks may come from a piece of coursework conducted in school, the...


#tmslf11 - Round Table - Glow: Love it/Hate it/Want it

On Wednesday 21st September over 100 education professionals attended TeachMeet SLF 11 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Though not giving a presentation, I did participate by hosting a Round Table discussion on Glow, Scotland's National Education Intranet. There has recently been a great deal of discussion about the future for Glow and ICT in general...


Thinking Differently to Motivate Independent Learning

Inspired by a session at the Physics Summer School, I decided to try a 'creative thinking' exercise with my new S6 Advanced Higher pupils. Giving them the theme of 'Successful Learners', I asked them to spend a couple of minutes, individually and in silence, writing down all of the things they thought necessary for learning to be successful....


This is me...

Thought it might be an idea to do a quick Wordle of the text in my latest application, mainly in order to make sure I wasn't coming across too one-dimensional. Capping the word list at 50, I'm pretty happy with the result. No surprise that 'Glow' is bigger than most other words (it's been a...


#makeuseofglow revisited

Another demo of Glow at last nights staff meeting, this time looking at Glow Light, Glow Blogs and the National Assessement Resource (NAR). Starting with the Glow login screen, familiar to all, I asked a few questions about who was using Glow, who'd logged in recently and who'd seen the new 'landing page'. Then I logged...


Brilliant CPD - Medical Physics

I went along to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow tonight for an IOP event in the medical Physics Department. About 70 physics and biology teachers from around the west of Scotland attended the event, staffed by some brilliant folk who had given up their time to give us an insight into the work they do in...


#makeuseofglow

I gave a quick 'showcase' demo of Glow at our staff in-service yesterday. Despite a technical hitch - the projector failed 10 minutes into it - I got to show all of my colleagues a few of the things that I think make Glow an valuable tool in education. Encouragingly, a few people have spoken...


Must blog properly soon....

Been ages since I last posted, or at least it seems that way. I've been busy. Too busy. Apart from the apparently endless cycle of reports, I've done a few things I meant to blog at the time, but didn't get around to. In no particular order, I have - Attended Teachmeet Perth CfE -...