Posted by gnulinux
Is it true Glow got a mention in The Sun???
Posted by misterroy
www.thescottishsun.co.ukscotsolhomepagenews2754075Teenager-emails- porn-to-pupils-and-teachers-at-Portlethen-Academy.html - oh dear.
Posted by abmiss
As someone who gave up being a computer analyst six years ago to retrain as a teacher, I've been a fan of the concept of Glow. If I had delivered such an unwieldy, non-intuitive user interface, I'd have been sacked. Glow has such potential and it is being wasted, due to the difficulties using it.
Posted by piglet171
Too right. I do supply with one council, where I had a Glow account when on a temp contract. Now I have a perm post, my access is restricted to my new council and I can no longer access the previous council's pages. This is a pity as they had some great stuff. What a shame a resource with aspirations for nationwide sharing has become bogged down in a ridiculous system of permissions. And, again, supply teachers are being left out. Glow is a great idea bogged down by old-fashioned attitudes.
Posted by Freddie92
Glow is doomed because it can't compete with the free technology on the internet. If you use slide-share for slides, docstoc for documents, teachertube for videos and podcasts, and edublogs or blogger for your personal teacher website, you can keep ahead of the game.
Posted by misterroy
I did a land grap and uploaded my files so the kids could use Glow to access revision files - not high tech, but I thought that's the start of my use of it. Got cheesed off assigning my classes to the group, so assigned the school. I tried to teach myself how to set an exercise. I failed, got the mentor to help me; we gave up. I know my way around most applications - staff come to me when they are stuck. The end, for me anyway:
Sir, I've forgotten my password, the one with the space in it.
OK, hang on while I email the business manager, she should get back in a day or two.
Glow is poor, this is then amplified by poor local systems. I'm out.
Posted by CanuckGrrl
Children find it mystifying. I set up a group for my P4s and we used the discussion threads extensively. They hated it. It throws up all sorts of problems with viewing and moving around discussion threads. A flop.
www.tes.co.ukscotland, click on Forums then Opinion.