Early Learning & Getting Ready for oakleigh 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.
With all of these projects seeking to provide various educational components freely and openly, it’s exciting to see the different ways that educators from all levels have begun to interact with them. EduWiki is a conference designed in part to showcase the newest and most innovative educational collaborations with Wikimedia in the UK.
You can find out more about Ally and some of the learning opportunities Wikimedia presents by listening to her Radio Edutalk interview with John Johnston (@johnjohnston) here:
Glow now has a different login screen, shown left, and the login process has changed. What’s going on – and does it matter?
The Glow login screen has been redesigned, with three large tiles which you can use without logging in:
The Glow Connect tile links to a public blog which serves as a one-stop-shop for information about Glow changes.
The Glow Services tile links to a page on the Glow Connect blog with a summary of some key services: Office 365, RM Unify, WordPress blogs and Broadcasting.
The Glow Events tile links to a page on the Glow Connect blog which is the new home of Glow TV.
Following the shutdown of the old system, Glow now uses RM Unify to manage the login process.
The sign-in box looks different, but uses the same username and password. You can ignore the “@Glow” bit, and just enter your existing username and password.
When you log in to the new system for the first time, you’ll be asked to provide an alternative email address for password recovery. That’s simply to enable Glow to send out a new password by email. Either a school email address, or an eduBuzz Google Apps email address, would be fine for that, but there’s nothing to stop you choosing to use a home email address if you want.
Have a look at this video here for a quick synopsis…
Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and organise assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. It lets students organise their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.
Classroom helps teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. When teachers create assignments, they can choose to share a single document, or automatically make a copy for each student. They can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback.
I am looking forward to leading the training session tomorrow night and hope that the participants will be up for giving it a go with their classes. If you are interested in signing up for future training in any aspect of Google Apps, please register your interest with the CLPL team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In response to demand from educators, Google have started a dedicated email newsletter.
The first ever Google for Education newsletter
Educators have told us they want to learn about new tools, ideas and training to inspire their students. So today we’re launching the Google for Education newsletter. We’re sending you this first edition because we either met you at an event or you opted in to receive emails from Google for Education.
Since this is our first newsletter, we’d love to hear how we can make it better. Let us know what information and stories you would like to see in future editions.