John Johnston of the Glow team is offering a “Blogging Bootcamp” for staff interested in blogging with their classes. John was one of the first Primary teachers to really explore the potential of class blogging during his time at Sandaig Primary, see here and here, so has a lot of experience to pass on.
Get started with a class blog or boost an existing one. Join in online from the 16th February, 10 weeks, or so of blogging fun and learning.
You can sign up in several ways, choose what is easiest for you, it doesn’t matter how you sign up.
- Blogging Bootcamp Signup in Glow O365
- Blogging Bootcamp signup Google form
- Signup via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The bootcamp will take you through creating a blog, adding features and a range of blogging activities. Classes will have the opportunity to link up with other glow blogs and the world wide blogging community.
Each week there will be ‘technical’ tips, blogging challenges and discussion points that can be carried out in your classroom and on your blog.
What you need: A Class, somewhere to blog (glow for example). No technical knowledge needed.
While most of the technical support will be aimed at glow users the bootcamp is open to any classroom.
National Museums Scotland are currently developing a new gallery about Ancient Egypt and we’re looking to hear from teachers about what they’d like to see in it.
Full details here.
1. Discounted books for Teachers
We have a special discount for teachers on our children’s books from the Scotties range, perfect for topics like Romans, Mary Queen of Scots, Jacobites and many more. Find the full list of titles attached. When buying online, you will receive these books for £2.99 (for those usually £5.99) or £3.99 (for those usually £6.99). Some are discounted at the moment anyway, but the code will give you discounts beyond Christmas and on some of those that aren’t currently discounted.
The code is available to ELC teachers from email@example.com and you can find them here:http://shop.nms.ac.uk/categories/Books/For-Children/
Download Scotties Book List (PDF, 5 pages, 0.15MB)
- Victorian Photography Exhibition announced
Our next big exhibition is Photography: A Victorian Sensation. We’ll be offering free school visits to this exhibition which runs from 19 June- 22 November 2015. Keep us in mind if you’ll be covering Victorians in the summer term, or in the new school year. More information will be available shortly, and bookings will open after the Easter holidays.
- Glow Meets
Our next round of Glow Meets start in January, with the Romans on 14th, followed by Dinosaurs on 21st and Mary Queen of Scots on 3rd February. Our Glow sessions are easy to sign up to and take part in and run from 1.30-2.15pm each time. Find out about our next Glow Meets here, plus other online resources: http://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/schools-programme/cpd-for-teachers/#glow
You can sign up to get a weekly bulletin about what’s on Glow TV here
- Ancient Egypt
We’re looking for teachers to help us develop our new Ancient Egypt galleries in early 2015. In return for spending a day discussing the new developments with us on a Saturday in January/February, we’d provide you with lunch, refreshments, plus CPD & resources for your class. If you’d be interested, I’d love to hear from you.
- Visiting Us
If you’re thinking about visiting us in the spring/summer terms, do get your booking in soon. We’re now fully booked for January, but have plenty of availability for late February onwards. Find out full list of workshops, by age range, here: http://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/schools-programme/workshops/
If you have any other questions, get in touch.
Have a lovely festive holiday!
Learning Officer (Schools)
Telephone: 0131 247 4046
National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
You can now book for our school programmes in 2014-15. Download your programme now! http://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/schools-programme/
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