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October 23, 2012 / owexelstein

RM Unify

This year at the Scottish Learning Festival I attended a presentation demonstrating RM unify which is the new launchpad for glow.  For those who were unable to attend or haven’t had a chance to access the information about the change which is available within glow, here is a brief outline of what it is going to provide:-

  • continue to use single sign on
  • quicker, more direct access to tools people want to use
  • wide range of tools from 3rd parties
  • support for mobile devices
  • an app library (this will future proof glow as apps can be added as they become available)
  • access to Microsoft Office 365 tools

The video below demonstrates the look of unify and some of it’s current content.

The next video demonstrates more content and how, when login on as an administrator, you can add or remove apps for your organisation.

Currently unify is being piloted in selected schools but should be available for users by the end of the year.

 

 

 

One of projects I am going to be involved in on my secondment at RM is looking at what apps users would like made available in the app library.  What apps would you like to see included?  Please use the comment box below to add any suggests.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Please note that there are no guarantees that these will be made available and will depend on decisions made at national level.

(Just to clarify by apps I mean websites or webtools you currently use)

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  1. James McEnaney / Oct 23 2012 5:38 pm

    Hello.

    I’d be looking for Prezi, Edmodo, Youtube, Google sites, Evernote, Mahara, Wikispaces. There are quite a few others but these are some of the sites I use regularly with classes

    • James McEnaney / Oct 24 2012 4:38 pm

      Also add bubbl.us and wordle to the list

  2. muirbiology / Oct 23 2012 6:17 pm

    I would agree with above. Thinking about things I’d want easy access to (many science based for me) – BBC Class clips, WordPress, Peerwise, E-chalk (although that is a subscription service but excellent), Google Earth, Dropbox (although blocked by some LAs), Sketchup, HowStuffWorks, SAPS, schoolscience, wallwisher, wordle, GeneJury, YourGenome.org, Classtools.net, Solarsystemscope.com, Sumanas Inc, StudyJams, I’m A Scientist, BrainPOP and TESresources

    That ended up being more than I thought!

  3. Linda / Oct 23 2012 6:28 pm

    Hey!
    Off the top of my head, I’d want Prezi too as well as GoAnimate (4 Schools), ToonDoo, Blabberize, Tagxedo, languagesonline, Storybird and possibly an easier link to Mangahigh We use the BBC website (mostly schools) a lot, as well as Crickweb but not sure how easy these would be to add! It would help having access to these instead of always having to add them to web links!

  4. Mark__C / Oct 23 2012 9:02 pm

    Hi,

    Wikispaces
    Edmodo
    Wordpress
    Prezi
    Evernote
    Catch
    Dropbox
    Sumdog
    Scratch (when online version released)

  5. Kellie Smith / Oct 23 2012 9:20 pm

    Hi, I would like to see those listed above and also one that I heard about tonight, which is cookschool fresh.

  6. MrMcSwan / Oct 24 2012 9:02 am

    All those above, Class Dojo and Mockflow would be good.

  7. Jenologist / Oct 24 2012 5:32 pm

    Um, off the top of my head, though repeating people a little;

    WordPress
    Wordle
    BBC Class Clips
    BrainPOP
    EChalk
    Classdroid
    Edmodo
    Snapshot Science
    HowStuffWorks
    YouTube
    Dropbox

  8. jimbuchan / Oct 29 2012 10:37 pm

    Agree that there is a wide range of tools needed and should be included – I will not add to the above lists. I do feel that the current implementation is not as scalable as it should be. I would suggest that as well as tiles the UI should include folders so that users can organise their tiles into logical groups. Assuming that various users can have differently levels of permissions for customising their desktops. The concept of rich tiles is a basic requirement I would suggest and should be a requirement. I also would expect to see a version of this for mobile devices etc. Would like to have access if possible! to provide more focused comment.

  9. Susan Lister / Nov 11 2012 4:11 pm

    All of the above and also diigo and iCloud

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