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Book now! 7 Nov: Early Learning & Getting Ready for School – early years’ practitioners’ event

Boy and girl playing with puzzles at a nursery table
Photo by MKJ Photography

Early Learning & Getting Ready for School – early years’ practitioners’ event – last chance to book your place!

  • Friday 7 November 2014
  • 1pm – 3.30pm
  • Fisherrow Community Centre

This event is part of a festival of learning and sharing about how we achieve the best possible start for all children. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) results show that 40% of pre-school children in the Musselburgh cluster are vulnerable in terms to being ready to learn when they start school. We look at what’s been put in place to address this and where we go next. Join Darrin Nightingale, Eileen Scott, Kate Woodman, Rosemary Geddes and other early years’ specialists for inputs and discussions.

Book your place now! Email supportfromthestart@eastlothian.gov.uk or phone 01620 829 947.

Booking closes on 3 November 2014

Cross-posted from eduBuzz What’s On?

Embedding Vimeo Videos: Active East Lothian

Did you know you can easily embed videos from the Vimeo video-sharing web site on eduBuzz WordPress sites?

All you need to do is post the video’s URL, on a line by itself, where you want the embedded video to appear. Use the Text editor tab when you paste in the video’s URL: the Visual editor will automatically turn it into a link, but we don’t want that.

Your post should look like this:

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Using Galleries to Make Slideshows

create-galleryWordPress Galleries are a great way to tell visual stories with captioned pictures.  Galleries are just a simple way of inserting an attractive “gallery” of photos into a post, without having to worry about whether they line up correctly.

It used to be, though, that you couldn’t see the Gallery in your post editor – just a placeholder image. That’s now been improved, so you can see your Gallery in your post. There are also tool now to let you easily rearrange the images.

And finally, if you’d rather see the gallery in a slideshow viewer, not as an array of images, activate the Photo Galleria plugin. That’s switched on here. Once it’s activated, you’ll see a new menu option for it under Settings, where you can control the size of the viewer, and make it play as an automatic slideshow if you want.

Catching Up Just Got Easier: “Activity Stream” Bug Fixed

A bug that has been preventing access to older updates has now been squished.

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The eduBuzz.org Activity stream, showing the links you can use to see updates that have scrolled off the home page

The eduBuzz home page Activity Stream is a popular way to keep in touch with what’s happening around the East Lothian schools community.

Often, though, we’re too busy to keep up, and want to browse older updates. Unfortunately, a bug was limiting access to just the three most recent pages of updates. That has now been fixed, and you’ll find you can go right back in time – currently as far as 20th May 2014.