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Joining Glow Groups

I was very excited today as I’ve joined a few very useful glow groups. I found the web parts workshop, the glowing potential group and an interdisciplinary group. As I’ve said before I’ve set up an area glow group for the Rutherglen/Cambuslang area which I hope will be a good central resource for all the staff in our area – from support staff to class teachers to managers. I didn’t go to any training but had a wee half hour or so with a glow mentor and so I’ve just been playing with it and working it out as I go along. I can’t say I’m a fabulous ICT expert so if I can do this anyone can! I’m really delighted to see this starting to roll out and it’s all working! Was also playing today with the national content and there’s so much great stuff there already. This is real genie out the bag time and he’s not going back in I’m pleased to say! I sent a web link to one of the HTs I work with today and she e-mailed me back and said she’d saved it into her own glow page. This sounds a little thing but I think its a huge step, as people at all levels are starting to see the uses and beginning to use glow. So tomorrow’s job is to work out how to put up the annual calendar for the area. So far I’ve managed to get most things going, and as I revisit the group I’m making I see a little bit more potential each time. When I show it to other people it’s fantastic as you watch people start to click as they see what it can do and could do for them in the future.

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May 1, 2008 - Posted by | ICT | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Hi, I have a calendar in mine but cannot get the news to go onto it correctly – a cat night for example would run from the day I set it until until the day it is actually on. The Glow folder says go to the calendar tab in the establishment site which is certainly where I have used it, maybe you don’t then automtically have it set up.
    If you go into advanced settings and create there is a web part called ‘what’s on’ which says it is a calendar based format so that might do it. Let me know how you get on as I cannot get that working the way I want and really want it to as something for the staff to use.

    Comment by carolinegibson | May 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks to Caroline’s instructions, I’ve just managed to embed a video on the Cathkin staff homepage (Its that ‘Are you listening’ one !)

    I’ve also followed the instructions above and done the calendar for my Biology GLOW group. You have to create an events web part from the menu, give it a name (mine is called Biology calendar) then go to modify shared page, drag your part to the location you want, then click on the title to open it. You then have the option to view as a monthly calendar. You could also ‘tab’ it by creating a new page to house this web part.
    Hope that helps !

    Comment by Jaye Richards | May 2, 2008 | Reply

  3. Got it!Calendar working – I’m going to put up area meetings etc on this as they are planned over next couple of weeks. Thanks! I may try embedding a video now

    Comment by andreareid | May 3, 2008 | Reply


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