Please get in touch if anyone’s interested in seeing the “behind the scenes” learning involved in this, or finding out more about Scratch. Developed by MIT (http://scratch.mit.edu), it’s ideal for developing “computational thinking”, a logical, structured approach which is increasingly seen as important across the curriculum. And it’s hugely engaging!
Today’s Scotsman reports that Google have “walked away” from the Next Generation Glow procurement.
Google has pulled out of the competition for Next Generation Glow, saying that the Scottish Government’s procurement process was at odds with its company philosophy on how the internet should be used to provide education in schools.
The next step in this process is expected to be an announcement at the end of May of the result of that process. Whatever that is, it will not affect the existing use of Google Apps for Education in East Lothian schools.
Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a collaborative project which has been set up to preserve, digitise, catalogue and make available online several thousand hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings.
The website contains a wealth of material such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. The material has been collected from all over Scotland and beyond from the 1930s onwards.