Category Archives: Technologies

Free Games venues map for schools

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have created a venues map showing information about engineering challenges associated with preparing for the Commonwealth Games and also tells the stories of the engineers involved.

This map  explores the engineering and design challenges faced in creating some of the venues including the Hydro, Emirates Arena, the Velodrome and the Athletes’ Village.

The map explains how engineers have tried to ensure the 2014 Games are the most sustainable and green games ever, organised safe, secure, reliable and accessible transport and the measures taken to protect wildlife and plant species during the engineering and building work.

It also contains links to relevant websites, ‘Did you know?’ facts and activity ideas for all age ranges and can be used as a teaching resource for numerous curricular areas including Social Studies, Numeracy, ICT, Science and Technologies.

To order printed copies of the map for your class, please complete the form on SurveyMonkey website.

Learning Zone Glow Meet: The Queen’s Baton Design

Join us on Tuesday,  26th of November  (11am – 12noon) for the second of our Game on Scotland Technologies Glow meets. (Glow meet sign-up:

This session allows learners to:

–        hear from the Queen’s Baton designer Will Mitchell (4cDesign) & share their own a baton design ideas

–        find out more about the challenges of producing lawn bowls from Grant Heron Taylor bowls

–        learn how they can get involved in the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award from Angela Greene from Primary Engineers.

In order for your learners to get involved most effectively in this session why not:

–        Set your class a baton design challenge  

–        Prepare a 2 minute pitch of your idea to Will Mitchell from 4cDesign (Dragons’ Den Style) on the day.

Please register for the glow meet before the 26th Nov.  We will aim to have as many schools as possible involved in the challenge.  For more information email Kirsty McFaul (DO Technologies)

Watch again!

If you missed last week’s excellent presentations from Will Mitchell and Adam Best (Queen’s Baton Relay Team, Glasgow 2014) you can watch this again here