Over the summer I am working on #GlowBlogs help site, improving accessibility, clearing out out of date content etc. Any suggestions for improvement very welcome. #GlowScot @GlowScot
Read: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. I loved the paragraphs, often lacking fullstops and capitals, carried me along. ★★★★★ 📚
Went to Ben Oss yesterday. Lovely day, lots to see. Photos and notes on the
Personally I like open source & I like paying for software (hopefully I pay for FOSS by using, bug reporting & sharing). I’ve no problem tweeting from an iPhone I paid for. More problematic Is how I “pay for” twitter.
Always worth thinking about what “free” means. I think there is something in the idea of teachers exploring software, finding possibilities, testing & playing with pupils and evaluating. As opposed to using software designed for education by big tech.
A bit of a tab dump:
Miso Dengaku (Tofu, Eggplant, Daikon & Konnyaku) 味噌田楽 • Just One Cookbook I’ve dipped my spoon into this site a few times, horrible number of popups, but tasty.
Panelle al Forno (Baked chick pea flour gnocchi) Recipe I’ve eaten a lot of chickpea flour over lockdown, Panelle, pancakes, rissoles
Rathad an Isein The Bird’s Road. A Lewis Moorland Glossary.
Artists’ diaries from the Lewis Peatlands
See how a modern neural network auto-completes your text 🤗
This site, built by the Hugging Face team, lets you write a whole document directly from your browser, and you can trigger the Transformer anywhere using the Tab key. It’s like having a smart machine that completes your thoughts 😀
The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.
Drypoint and watercolour
Somerset JPP Textured White 300gsm cotton paper
Image Size: 150 x 125mm
Paper Size: 285 x 255mm
Make a friendly weather station to sit on your windowsill, that keeps track of temperature, pressure, humidity, light and colour, and sound. A perfect way to introduce kids to sensors and science.
Saving this here for following up after the summer break.
The concept had passed me by somehow until Mr Dorman from the @PedagogyTeamNLC introduced them to my class, which very much enjoyed by the children. I had planned on thinking about this a bit more, but other things happened.
Today Arron’s bookmark reminded me and took me to Librarians turned Google Forms into the unlikely platform for virtual escape rooms which links to this example: Hogwarts Digital Escape Room.
I’ve seem a few examples using OneNote and google forms before but this is probably the smoothest experience.
I had wondered if using password protected WordPress posts or pages would work.
Today I started doing a little reading following Arron’s links, Breakout EDU Additional Game Creator Lab Resources – bit.ly/boeduresources – Google Slides looks as if it is worth borrowing from.