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Glow wins Platinum Award at IMS Global Learning Impact Summit 2009

Glow has picked up another prestigious award. This time taking the top award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Summit in Barcelona. Great news for the Scottish Government, LTS and RM. Brilliant to get international recognition for the ambition, complexity and scale that characterises Glow. PS Should also have given due credit to all the teachers, local authority officers, librarians, technicians and others who have worked hard to make Glow the success it is today..
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LTS Online Service Launched in iTunesU

 LTS iTunesU Well done to Patricia Kemp and the website team at LTS. Another first for Learning and Teaching Scotland  as we launch a unique resource on Apple's iTunesU to support the professional development of teachers and other practitioners across Scotland and beyond. LTS is the first schools oriented organisation in Europe to make some of its digital content available in this way as we follow in the footsteps of HE institutions such as the Open University and Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The LTS press release makes the claim.
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Glow: IMS Global Learning Impact

On Monday and Tuesday of next week I will be speaking with colleagues from the Glow contractor, RM, at the IMS Global Learning Impact 2009 event in Barcelona. Glow has been short-listed for the Global Learning Impact Award for 2009. Based on the scale and ambition of Glow I think that it will give the other projects a good challenge. Win or lose it is a good news story for Scotland and for the Scottish Government that Glow is being considered for.
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Glow is ‘Out of This World’ – According to The Scotsman

Another good news story for Glow in this morning's 'Scotsman' newspaper. Fiona McLeod notes that the capabilities of Glow 'are proving to be out of this world for teachers who can use it find free resources and materials for school projects as wide ranging as The Vikings to the planets.' Lots of great stuff beginning to happen using Glow - some of which we could never have imagined when developing the idea. We still need to work hard to make sure that every learner and teacher in Scotland has the opportunity to take full advantage of what Glow.
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On Innovation

I'm on my way to Inverness to speak to Highlands and Islands Enterprise STEM strategy group about how Glow might be used to support the teaching of science in some of Scotland's most remote areas. To my mind this is exactly the kind of need that Glow was designed to (help to) meet. Glow is not just about making lesson content available online it can also facilitate remote teaching and enable the kind of wrap around personal support that will help our young people to succeed wherever they happen to live. Anyway more of this later. I don't do a lot.
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Scottish Learning Festival 2008

Just had a couple of wonderful days in Glasgow at SLF2008. We have evolved the festival into a showcase for Scottish education over the last 9 years and I think we now have a model that works pretty well with continuous improvement built in by design. This year the focus was very much on Curriculum for Excellence and innovative classroom practice. The highlights for me this year included:
  • The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Fiona Hislop, responding to questions from the floor of the conference for over 30 minutes. Welcome to living in a democracy and.
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Ewan McIntosh: Teacher, Communicator and edublogger

I am in our Dundee office today trying to catch-up on a few tasks before the Scottish Learning Festival. It's a beautiful clear day here with blue skies and the River Tay shimmering to a warm gentle breeze as my only distraction... well apart from email, the phone and a to do list that keeps getting longer as the day progresses. Tomorrow afternoon, in the LTS Glasgow office, I am going to be saying a few words at a presentation for Ewan McIntosh. [Ooops - just checked my diary and it has been postponed.] .
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LTS in the Media: Computer Games and Learning

Derek Robertson My LTS colleague and friend Derek Robertson (see Man From Uncle picture above) is once again in the news.  This article in The Sunday Herald is another example of how Derek's work has moved on the discourse around computer games in the classroom from 'how much damage they do' to 'which ones can we can explore to improve pupil motivation and enhance learning'. Read more about Derek's work in his Hotmilkydrink and Consolarium blogs or if you are in Glasgow later in the week hear.
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Glow in the News Again

There is an article by Melanie Reid in this morning's Times Online covering George Lucas' testimony to the US Congress. Under the headline 'The Force is with Scotland's School's intranet, says George Lucas' the articles goes on to say: 'In what must rank as one of the most heady compliments ever given to an education system, the film maker announced to members of the US House of Representatives that America should adopt Scotland's pioneering school websites as a way to improve pupil access to technology.' (:.
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