Education roundup: June


A look at news, practice and resources from around Scotland.


Resource of the month

Edinburgh City Libraries have produced a wonderful resource for teachers this month! The Whose Town is it Anyway resource provides a wealth of information about the lives of a group of people from Edinburgh's past. The information is provided in a fun and interactive way, comprising photographs, objects, documents, video and audio content, and various other 'bits n' bobs'!

The resource is based on GLOW and is available to teachers throughout Scotland. It's also available on CD upon request from Edinburgh Libraries. 


Best educational blogs

The UK education blog awards winners were announced this week, celebrating the best in various categories: class blogs, whole school blogs, teacher blogs, and most influential blog overall, a category which was won by the wonderful pedagoo blog.

Have a look at one of our favourites, Expat Educator. Written by a former teacher based in the US, the blog is driven by a passion for education, and literacy in particular. Here are three great posts:

Write with Passion: Lessons for Students

Inspire Summer Readers

Inspire Summer Writers


Get your pupils to produce their own TV show

As David Miller points out in his tutorial video on Animoto, it can be a great aid to recall if students can produce something new from something learned.

Physics teacher Alessio Bernardelli embraced this principle when teaching his pupils about Electromagnetic Radiation. Check out Alessio's blog post, which tells you everything you need to know about getting your pupils to create their own TV show as a revision aid!


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