Back Soon: eduBuzz News “Activity Stream”

geograph-3233337-by-Bill-Nicholls
© Copyright Bill Nicholls and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence

Final testing is now under way on software which will bring back the popular eduBuzz home page “Activity Stream” display of latest posts and comments from around East Lothian schools. We hope to bring it back within a week.

We were using BuddyPress software to make that happen, but advice from our new hosts was that it was overkill for our needs, as few people were using its other components. Our home page activity stream has always been a popular way of keeping in touch with what’s happening around East Lothian, so a developing a separate WordPress software “Plug-in” for our needs was proposed. That software is now in final testing.

 

 

e-Bug: A Place to Play Games and Learn About Microbes

ebug

e-Bug is a free, international educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students. You can find it at http://www.e-bug.eu/.

The teacher sections include:

•detailed lesson plans
•fun student worksheets
•extension activities
•animations
•Activity demonstrations
•MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.
All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum in England, but are likely to be helpful here too. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

Via Judith Wood, ELC Health and Safety Implementation Officer

Making the Right Choices to Stay Safe: Go Safe Scotland

1The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with a number of key organisations has developed a new resource to teach children and young people about the hazards and consequences they may face in everyday life and how to make the right choices to stay safe.

The resource is written by experienced teachers with support from partner agencies and covers aspects of child safety including fire, home, water, rail, road, personal, digital, outdoor and what to do in an emergency.

The resource is available at http://www.gosafescotland.com.

The new resource will be of significant benefit to teachers in delivering early intervention education and information relating to the learning and teaching of health and wellbeing as part of the curriculum for excellence.

New East Lothian Citizen’s Panel for Over 16s

Have-your-say_305x250The East Lothian Partnership has just started to recruit a Citizens’ Panel.

Invitations to join the Panel are being sent to a sample of households, but membership is open to anyone who is interested (the only stipulation is that they need to be 16 or older and living in East Lothian).

More info: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/east-lothian-citizens-panel/consult_view

Citizens’ Panel recruitment info general  (PDF, 1 page)

CitzPanel flyer (PDF, 1 page)

 

East Lothian schools share their learning