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Gordon McKinlay- Education Matters

Developing learning and teaching in Renfrewshire

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I’m Back

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 12:16:32 +0000

This blog has been lying idle for the last couple of years since I moved from my previous role as QIO to my current post as education manager for learning and teaching. I would like to use this space to … Continue reading

Create a speaking character

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:19:28 +0000

At the GLOW early adopters meeting today we found out about speaking characters called Voki.  Try this out at Get a Voki now!  This might be worth having a wee look at for engaging kids in some of the … Continue reading

Getting GLOWing

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 10:15:41 +0000

This blog has not been updated for ages due to change of jobs, remits, etc.  As we are getting towards the end of term I though it would be worth giving a bit of an end of term report.  The deployment … Continue reading

Visit of Professor Tim Brighouse

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:57:24 +0000

You will be aware of the work of Professor Tim Brighouse through the two books issued to all head teachers over the last couple of years. The more recent book “How Successful Head Teachers Survive and Thrive” was issued to … Continue reading

GLOW Launch

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:00:00 +0000

Last night saw the GLOW launch in Renfrewshire at Gleniffer High School. About 250 people with representation from most schools in Renfrewshire attended the event. We heard from Alan Wait from Learning Curve about the importance of digital literacy in … Continue reading

Scottish Learning Festival

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:28:38 +0000

We are at the Scottish Learning Festival this week.  Steven and I have been on the Renfrewshire stand in Hall 2 and Gordon has been keeping his own blog up to date at If you are at SLF then … Continue reading

A Quick Week

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:36:34 +0000

A busy first week of the new session was dominated by an important meeting with representatives of the Glow national team. The training model which we have proposed for the implementation of Glow in Renfrewshire has been accepted and discussion … Continue reading

A New Session

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 07:01:36 +0000

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Day 229 – close up, originally uploaded by Gordon McKinlay. The new session starts this week. We are about … Continue reading

Planning for Implementation

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:24:37 +0000

Glow Messenger – Success, originally uploaded by Gordon McKinlay. We spent a busy afternoon this week with staff from RM putting in place the plans that will allow us to implement Glow as early in the new session as possible. … Continue reading

Is there anybody out there?

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:34:24 +0000

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Day 170 – Is there anybody out there?, originally uploaded by Gordon McKinlay. I have now managed to get … Continue reading