Congratulations to Aberlady’s Prizewinning Animators!


Congratulations to Pat Strang and last year’s P5/6 class at Aberlady Primary! The two animations below won both the national first prize and the runner up prize for group projects in their age group.

Prizewinners attended The Animation12 Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day during the holidays to receive their awards.

All the class’s competition entries can be viewed here:

Aberlady’s Prizewinning Animations

Official Manchester University “Animation12” Winners List

The animations can be viewed on-line, details below.

National Age Group Winners for Key Stage 2 Group Category

National Age Group Runners-Up for Key Stage 2 Group Category

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 (, 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!



eduBuzz Google Apps News

Scotsman report on Google and Glow

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.

eduBuzz Limesurvey News On-line resources Service announcements

eduBuzz “Limesurvey” online survey system upgraded

The eduBuzz Limesurvey system is now running the latest software version, v1.91.

You can find out about the new features in this version over on the Limesurvey web site. It also fixes some bugs in earlier versions.

Although known mainly for its use in surveying P6 and S2 students each year, this is a powerful tool available to staff and students for any other schools or learning survey purposes.


Google News

East Lothian in the news

Douglas Blane has written about East Lothian’s use of Google Apps, and Chromebook testing at Preston Lodge, at Merlin John Online, a leading UK education technology site.

News Resources

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches

Tobar an Dualchais web site

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.

Via Colm (@colmsbt) at the Scottish Book Trust.