Review of Giglets
Sarah Ferguson

Principal Teacher

Stirling Council, Scotland

Used Giglets weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

Giglets has been a fantastic resources across all primary classes. It has been great to have a new resources full of Gaelic texts, new and unexplored by pupils and staff! The resources are really beneficial and supportive of the benchmarks and CfE levels. An all round great and intuitive resource.

Reply from Giglets:Hi Sarah! Mòran taing airson leirmheas a sgrìobhadh dhuinn! We know other teachers will really appreciate reading about how you've been using Giglets. We've added a few new Gaelic texts recently that we hope your Gaelic classes will enjoy. If you need any help using Giglets, do just get in touch with us on Best wishes, The Giglets Team
Sarah Ferguson found Giglets:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Having an array of books available digitally, and being able to assign books to individuals, groups and whole classes without having to worry about number of paper copies in school.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The ease of assigning books to pupils and groups. The tasks avaialble to assign also. The ideas for teaching reading skills linked to texts at different levels of CfE with the addition of differentiation in multi-composite classes. The resources are fantastic which can be used for various levels and learning intentions. The links to Experiences and Outcomes is also very beneficial.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Again, the range or texts, resources that can be assigned and taught with pupils who require extra support. The texts which have audio available is very useful for children to improve literacy and reading skills. Also the features of adjusting background and font for all pupils, not just children with Dyslexia is an added advantage.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    This is something we have not explored as much. The messaging function was very helpful during the periods of remote learning.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The range of texts available and the opportunity of having an unseen text is great for the Gaelic language due to lack of resources in this area of Gaelic Medium Education. The reading assessments and comprehension tasks makes the literacy experiences and outcomes engaging and it is an additional tool for assessing reading and literacy.
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