Thursday, April 16, 2009

TeachMeet ASN/SEN @ Access Network

"Live CPD, enjoyed and engaged with from the comfort of your home"


Watch the replay of the event by clicking here. Many thanks to the presenters and participants!


Angela Maiers - US Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Author, Speaker

Lisa Stevens - Primary MFL teacher, ADE, eTwinning Ambassador

Oscar Stringer - Expert in digital creativity

Iain Hallahan - Teacher at special school in East Renfrewshire

Bob Hill - Glow Mentor and ICT staff tutor in Dundee

Con Morris - The National CPD Team, Glasgow

Hilery Williams - Dyslexia Support Service, East Lothian.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Access Network - Introduction to Twitter

Twitter is an easy-to-use web-based networking tool that is being used by thousands of teachers and learning professionals across the world to share ideas, resources, challenges and life in general, through short messages. Last Thursday, three teachers met via Flashmeeting to discuss the use of this tool to educators. The participants were Iain (, David ( and 'newbie' Sean (

If you have never heard of or experienced Twitter, you may wish to watch the 'Twitter in Plain English' video below, produced by commoncraft.

Click here to watch a replay of the Access Network conversation.

Below are links to some Scottish-based learning professionals who are 'on' Twitter. (4iP) (North Lanarkshire Council) (John Connell - Cisco) (Con Morris - CPD Scotland) (Laurie O'Donnell - LTS) (Andrew Brown - LTS) (Ollie Bray - LTS) (Joe Wilson - SQA (Louise McDonough - DoBe) (Latest education blog posts) (Fearghal Kelly - East Lothian teacher) (Martin Brown - LTS) (Jim Morrison - residential school teacher) (Margaret Vass - Chartered Teacher) (LTS) (Principal Teacher of Languages) (East Lothian teacher) (Sinclair McKenzie - Science teacher) (Robert Jones - Maths teacher)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Access Network - Kelly Stone on feminist conceptions of 'problem' boys

Kelly Stone, Edinburgh educationalist and Doctorate of Education (EdD) student at the University of Edinburgh, led a discussion on conceptions of 'problem' boys: 'poor boys; ‘failing schools, failing boys’; and 'boys will be boys'.

To watch an edited recording of the talk and discussion, click here. You can view the text chat by clicking on 'chat' in the top-right corner of the meeting screen. If you wish to rewind or fast-forward, click on the timeline which scrolls down the screen.

Gender Equality: A Toolkit for Education Staff is available here

LTS's Research summary - gender in education is here

You can hear more about Hawick High School's Girls of Ambition initiative here. Click on 02:14:08 on the timeline to listen to teachers Lorna and Nikki speaking about it.