With Neil and I 4

SCRUBBERS! Being a wee brother is both a curse and a blessing. There is a 10.5 year age difference between me and Neil. Growing up, Neil and Colin were more like gods than mere mortals to me. They arrived back from mysterious far away cities, like Dundee and Edinburgh, fitted […]



TeachMeet Glasgow (unplugged) in six steps 3

TeachMeet Glasgow (unplugged) takes place at West Brewery, Glasgow Green on Thursday 12th May from 6-8pm, and the venue hire is very kindly being sponsored by SCEL (Scottish College of Educational Leadership). I’d never been to a TeachMeet before until a couple of years a go. I’d watched from afar, […]

MC Yammer

(reposted from here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowgallery/project-type/east-dunbartonshire/) Bearsden Primary School in East Dunbartonshire are experimenting using Yammer as a social media channel for learners and learning. Athole McLauchlan, Acting Principal Teacher at the school, has provided a detailed response to our questions about the use and experience of Glow generally and Yammer specifically . What is it that […]



Digital Privacy 2

This tweet provoked a really interesting and helpful debate about digital privacy. https://twitter.com/athole/status/720345548780244992 I have been acutely aware of the many school Twitter feeds publishing names and images of pupils together. And this left me uneasy. I have experience of using blogs and blogging with classes since 2007. My class […]

I saw the wild geese flee 4

This post started life as part of my own reflections of how better to tell stories and ‘capture’ and ‘record’ the spontaneity of outdoor learning. On Easter weekend the family was up north staying with my folks in the wee Angus village of Edzell. On the Monday we visited St Cyrus […]