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Snow day activities


Aberdeenshire had so many snow days last year that a Glow Snow Group was created.  Pupils were able to log in to Glow and keep in touch with classmates and their teacher by posting stories, photos, doing quizzes and using Glow Chat.  Feedback from teachers was that their pupils spent many happy hours out having fun in the snow and then  logged into Glow to share their experiences.  Have a look at the Aberdeen Snow Glow Group for ideas  – could prove useful as it looks like we may have many more snowy days ahead!

(Photo credit:  MG Shelton – Flickr)


Nominations now open for the Edublogs Awards

Celebrating the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology.
Now into our 7th year!
And this year we’re going to run the nominations for each category just the same as we did last year 🙂

Nominations close 3rd December.

Details here:

eduBuzz Google

New! Edit your eduBuzz Google Docs on the go

Up till now, you’ve been able to view your eduBuzz Google Docs on mobile devices, but you couldn’t edit them. As of today, that’s changed with the introduction of support for editing on mobile browsers.

And with some devices, that editing can include adding text to your doc on the go via the built-in speech-to-text capability.

Here’s what Google announced earlier today.

With Google Docs, we’re always trying to make you more productive—and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. That’s why we’re excited that the new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. We’re rolling this out over the next few days.

That means that…
You can work on that important memo…while on the bus or train to work.
If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
…and the list goes on!
Take a look at this video to see mobile editing in action:

Because new features take a while to reach everyone, there may be a delay of a day or two before everyone sees the edit button.


GLOW ASM – Help Sheets

Need a reminder how to reset passwords or reset login details for your staff?

– Then Click here   Glow ASM Support – Help Sheets

Classroom resources Tools WordPress

Add Quizzes to Your Slideshows at is a great free site for making simple slideshows.

Features include:

  • A very simple, easy-to-use interface
  • A range of instrumental, pop and classical music you can add to your slideshows
  • The choice of “Quiz” slides, with 3 questions – and a countdown timer!
  • Slideshow can be linked to, or embedded in eduBuzz blogs
  • Like most of these sites, there’s a limitation in the terms to the effect that children of 13 and under can only sign up as individuals if they’ve got parent or guardian permission. There’s no issue, though, with supervised use of a teacher account in class.

    Hat tip to CT Margaret Vass in Falkirk for the discovery.

    Here’s an example:

    My demo slideshow on PhotoPeach