IT Training Biology teacher from Tobermory trying to find ways of encouraging others to use IT.

Port Ellen Tablet, Teachers at Port Ellen Primary School, Islay, September 2004
Blog that recounts the goings on as teachers try out tablet PC technology in this island primary school.

Islay High School Ecuador Trip
A group of pupils about their trip to Ecuador in 2005
Look out for the new Blog about a group going to Malawi in 2007

PiE News Blog, Mark Pentleton, Project Coordinator, Partners in Excellence, September 2005
Providing news and discussion on the developments of the Partners in Excellence project, currently underway in East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and Argyll & Bute.

Blethers, Christine McIntosh, November 2005
Retired English teacher keeps her brain alive.

WhereisAB?, Andrew Brown, October 2005
The collected ramblings of an Education Support Officer (ICT)

Thoughts from Cowal, Don McLean, November 2005
Depute Head Teacher on building work, learning, leisure and the occasional rant.

P5&6 Weather Diary, Primary 5&6 Port Ellen Primary, January 2006
Daily weather readings from our weather station.


ICT in Action ,Morag Macdonald, February 2006
Primary Teacher at Tighnabruaich Primary School on ICT work in her school

Marlyn's Blog,
Marlyn Moffat, February 2006
The life and times of an elderly educationalist in a technological age


Interactive Chatting Teddies, Campbell bear & Spencer bear, Argyll & Bute. March 2006
Keep up with the news and stories as Campbell bear and Spencer bear travel.

Book Reviews from Port Ellen, Port Ellen Primary School Pupils, Islay, March 2006
Port Ellen Primary School and Port Ellen Book Group are working together to create book reviews in preparation for the Port Ellen Book Festival, which is on the 17th and 18th June 2006 at Port Ellen Primary School. Over the next few months we shall be reviewing both the adult and children's authors who will be attending our festival.

Progress Report, Chris and kids, March 2006
Creative writing blog where their English tutor and experts contribute to their peer assessment.

wildbank, Jane working with Chris for her Standard Grade English. Autumn 2006.

Tobermory High French blog, Tobermory High French classes, March 2006, some examples of our work and our thoughts and feelings on language learning.

Argyll & Bute Schools Concert Band, The Music Man, March 2006.
To publish information and gather comment on the Argyll & Bute Schools Concert Band

Luss Primary Blog, Staff & Pupils of Luss Primary, March 2006
A blog to keep up-to-date with the news of Luss Primary - one of our P2 pupils is travelling the world with her family - find out about her travels!

Higher Revision Podcast, Mark Pentleton, Project Coordinator, Partners in Excellence, May 2006
Materials and podcasts aimed at students revising for their Higher French and other languages produced by the PiE project.

VERBcast, Mark Pentleton, Project Coordinator, Partners in Excellence, May 2006
A blog linked to the VERBcast project, produced by Partners in Excellence. The VERBcast provides an alternative method to learning regular and irregular French verbs using relaxation and visualisation techniques. The PiE project is jointly run by East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and Argyll & Bute Councils.

Virtual Mandarin, Mark Pentleton, Project Coordinator, Partners in Excellence, May 2006
A learning log of my attempts to learn Mandarin Chinese only using online materials and resources.

The Daily Grind , Elspeth Davis, May 2006
The first blog from a Head Teacher in an Argyll Primary - life in the 'hot seat'.

GD's Random Jottings, Graham Dickie, May 2006
Just rumbles from the classroom.

Going Solo,Carol Robertson, June 2006
An attempt to blog what goes on in the ordinary life of an ICT teacher.

KPS Kidz , P4-7 pupils in Kilchrenan Primary, Argyll. June 2006
A class and school journal recording work, play and holiday adventures.

Inside Learning, Matthew Boyle & Stephen Rogers, March 2006
A podcast covering the education news and interviewing relevant guests with stories from the whole word of learning.

Petrea, Petrea Cooney, July 2006
Welcome to the Argyll and Bute’s Cultural Co-ordinator’s website

Matthew Boyle, Matthew Boyle, July 2006
A blog concerning the life and times of the QIO for CPD in Argyll & Bute

David Bain, David Bain, July 2006
'Dragging himself into the 21st Century'

Ian Stuart Design and Architecture in Helsinki July 2006

Country comes to town, Morag Macdonald, June 2006
Blogging about ICT and other things as she moves from Tighnabruaich to Dunoon and embarks on adventures as Principal Teacher in the infant department. Tales-from-Tighnabruaich becomes Dunoon-Discoveries!

Tobermory Languages, Tobermory Vocational Language Class, August 2006 - links to pupil blogs as they try to teach themselves languages using technology


Glow Mentor Blogs
(to find out more about the Glow Mentors in Argyll & Bute, click here)

Stewart McLean's Glow Mentor blog, Tiree High School, August 2006
Susie Carmichael's Glow Mentor blog, Tobermory High School (Primary Dept), August 2006
Graham Davidson's Glow Mentor blog, Tobermory High School, August 2006
Lynne Horn's Glow Mentor blog, Tobermory High School, August 2006
Graham Dickie's Glow Mentor blog, Kilchrenan Primary, August 2006
Christine Gray's Glow Mentor blog, Lochgilphead High School, August 2006
Lynn Kidd's Glow Mentor blog, Inveraray Primary, August 2006
Sheena Telford's Glow Mentor blog, Tarbert Academy, August 2006
Marlyn Moffat's Glow Mentor blog, Castlehill Primary, August 2006
Graham Pow's Glow Mentor blog, Campbeltown Grammar, August 2006
Kathleen Johnston's Glow Mentor blog, Port Ellen Primary, August 2006
Catherine MacMillan's Glow Mentor blog, Bowmore Primary Pre 5 Unit, August 2006
Sat Bance's Glow Mentor blog, Cardross Primary, August 2006
Drew Burrett's Glow Mentor blog, Hermitage Academy, August 2006
Alastair Turnbull's Glow Mentor blog, Colgrain Primary, August 2006
Richard Biggart's Glow Mentor blog, Dunoon Grammar, August 2006
Morag Macdonald's Glow Mentor blog, Dunoon Primary, August 2006
Katy Cowie's Glow Mentor blog, Bute & Cowal ANST, August 2006
Carol Robertson's Glow Mentor blog, Rothesay Academy, August 2006


Probationer blogs:

PAULINE HODKINSON, BOWMORE PRIMARY
SHEENA MACKELLAR, BOWMORE PRIMARY GMU
NERYS COLCLOUGH, (ENGLISH) CAMPBELTOWN GRAMMAR
LAURA SEMPLE, (MATHS) CAMPBELTOWN GRAMMAR
MARGARET MCSPORRAN, CASTLEHILL PRIMARY
EILIDH MORRIS, DRUMLEMBLE PRIMARY
ILONA MCLAURIN, DUNBEG PRIMARY
KIRSTY HALDANE, (FRENCH) DUNOON GRAMMAR
VICTORIA HAMILTON, (GEOGRAPHY) DUNOON GRAMMAR
NEIL FAIRHOLM, (GEOGRAPHY) DUNOON GRAMMAR
ELAINE ROGERS, (PE) DUNOON GRAMMAR
KIRSTIN BOTTER, EASDALE PRIMARY
JOANNE MCFADYEN, GIGHA PRIMARY
ALASTAIR FLETCHER, (TECHNICAL) HERMITAGE ACADEMY
VICKI HAMMOND, HERMITAGE PRIMARY
CATHERINE ALBISTON, INNELLAN/TOWARD PRIMARIES
PATRICIA MACINTYRE, (ENGLISH) ISLAY HIGH
NEIL MITCHELL, (ENGLISH) ISLAY HIGH
Sandy SMITH, (TECHNICAL) ISLAY HIGH
CAROL SIMPSON, JOHN LOGIE BAIRD PRIMARY
MARYJAINE JONES, JOHN LOGIE BAIRD PRIMARY
SALLY HARPER, KEILLS PRIMARY
CAROL BURROWS, KILCHRENAN PRIMARY
MHAIRI RITCHIE, KILCREGGAN PRIMARY
TAMSYN TAYLOR, (ART) LOCHGILPHEAD HIGH
JON POPE, (ENGLISH) LOCHGILPHEAD HIGH
LORNA MINSHAW, LOCHGILPHEAD PRIMARY
CHRISTINE MACLEAN, LOCHNELL PRIMARY
CHERYL CUTHBERTSON, (FRENCH) OBAN HIGH
HAZEL CROFT, (PE) OBAN HIGH
LOUISE WILSON, PARK PRIMARY
DAVID FULLARTON, PARK PRIMARY
MAGGIE HARRISON, PORT ELLEN PRIMARY
MARIA DYE, RHU PRIMARY
LAURA COOK, ROCKFIELD PRIMARY
SUSAN BROWN, (ENGLISH) ROTHESAY ACADEMY
KIMBERLEY WILSON, (TECHNICAL) ROTHESAY ACADEMY
JULIE CROMPTON-ROBERTS, (FRENCH) ROTHESAY ACADEMY
RUTH SWEENEY, ROTHESAY PRIMARY
SHEENA FINLAY, ROTHESAY PRIMARY
ELAINE STEWART, SANDBANK PRIMARY
CATHERINE MACDONALD, SANDBANK PRIMARY GMU
JO CLARK, SMALL ISLES PRIMARY
MARIE MCKENNA, ST JOSEPHS PRIMARY
JOANNE MCCAULEY, ST MUN'S PRIMARY
ERIC GROAT, (MATHS) TARBERT ACADEMY
DOROTHY O'DONNELL, TARBERT PRIMARY
KAREN O'KANE, TIGHNABRUAICH PRIMARY
FRASER BAIRD, TOBERMORY HIGH PRIMARY DEPARTMENT

mysocalledlife, random thoughts from the world of Learning Support, Sept 2006
Ian Stuart, blog on the changes happening out Islay High as part of the schools 'school of Ambition' status.
Port Charlotte PS, a blog from Port Charlotte Primary School
The Science Sack A place for the KPS Kidz from Kilchrenan Primary to describe what they did with the school Science Sack, Nov06.
The Writer's Sack A place for the KPS Kidz from Kilchrenan Primary to describe what they did with the school Writer's Sack, Nov 06.

RichTaskers, a project between Argyll & Bute and South Lanarkshire to use Rich Tasks across the curriculum in education. Nov 06.

Curriculum for Excellence in Argyll and Bute
Following on from our successful “engagement days for staff”, this blog invites you to make comment on the day, and to contribute your comments on progress being made in your classroom or school towards establishing the principles and values of “a Curriculum for Excellence” please leave your name and school where appropriate. Contributions from colleagues in other authorities are also welcome.


Dunoon Grammar School - S1M1, Hugh O'Donnell, Teacher of English, Dunoon Grammar School, 2006.
Trials with poetry writing, recording and podcasting with S1 English.
Numerous other IT-embedded English activities online, including
- Alien & Blade Runner English (Media) Study Unit using 'Breeze' (Std.Grade/Int 2) - Coming Soon!
- Charcterisation Unit using Wikis & Podcasts (Std.Grade/Int 2) - Coming Soon!