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Jaye puts a Glow into learning

Jaye puts a Glow into learning

Glow is Scotland's national education network. Among other things, it's an extremely bold attempt to provide an online entitlement for teachers and learners and even parents too. As with all centralised projects there are dangers along with the opportunities and challenges.

But at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow, in a small presentation room, the first teachers to use the new network in and out of their classrooms were giving their presentations in the Glowing Lounge. There really was a glow, social as well as professional, as teacher after teacher revealed how the teaching and learning in their schools was changing as a result of the networking technologies they now had access to.

Next year the Glowing Lounge, or whatever it will then be called, will be bigger and more dynamic because there will be so much more to share, and it will be teachers like Jaye Richards (above), of South Lanarkshire's Cathkin High School, who will be bringing about the kinds of changes that will be possible through Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence. It was an exciting place to be in 2008 and it can only get better. Here is her story:

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Leadbeater fans flames for personalisation

Leadbeater fans flames for personalisation

 

Innovation consultant Charles Leadbeater (left) has advised companies, cities and countries, and was one of the key advisers on personalisation to the Blair Government. But h...

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Tune in to on-air evangelism with Russell Prue

Tune in to on-air evangelism with Russell Prue

Ever since he made his name as RM's in-house evangelist, Russell Prue has turned educators on to ICT for learning right across the UK. He does it so well, and with perfect sta...

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'Race between education and catastrophe'

'Race between education and catastrophe'

David Puttnam (pictured) painted a positive backdrop of the creative, collaborative lifestyles many young people are developing with support from their digital technologies to...

Cross-platform with Channel 4 - Ewan McIntosh

Cross-platform with Channel 4 - Ewan McIntosh

Channel 4's ground-breaking move to cross-platform broadcasting - or even networking - has been an engaging counterpoint to the debacle of BBC Jam, particularly as a key archi...

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