Jun 052013
 

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Animation – The Big 5!! is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first, second and third level learners. Scotland’s Big 5 campaign aims to get everyone talking about Scotland’s nature by discovering five iconic species and the places where they can be seen. Scottish Natural Heritage and VisitScotland are promoting the Big 5 campaign in support of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.  Education Scotland in partnership with Dundee Contemporary Arts and industry expert animator Bruce Husband have designed a series of filmed animation workshops to support learners to use stop motion animation to create an adventure text about these incredible creatures.

The Big 5!! project outline provides practitioners with an outline of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process and the publication ‘Taking a closer look at NAR.

The Big 5! creates a context in which learners can be supported to

  • Create texts using animation
  • Be creative
  • Work towards safe guarding Scottish biodiversity
  • Share and learn with peers through Glow
  • Profile and recognise achievement

These challenges will be live in September 2013. Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Digital Story Telling Learning Channel on Glow.

This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of:

The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13

ICT in Education Objectives

Creativity across learning briefing paper

The Year of Natural Scotland

Jun 022013
 

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Natural colour is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first level learners and is part of a progression of creativity challenges designed around the context of colour.

The natural colour outline provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process and the publication ‘Taking a closer look at NAR.  Educators should adapt this guidance to meet the needs of the learners they teach.

Natural colour creates a context in which learners can be supported to explore ‘fat questions’ through practical and creative challenges

  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment
  • Undertake simple scientific investigations using practical techniques
  • Create visual information
  • Explore a range of media to create images and objects
  • Be creative
  • Share and learn with peers through Glow
  • Profile and recognise achievement

These challenges will be live in September 2013. Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Creativity Learning Channel on Glow.

This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of:

The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13

The Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Project Summary of Key Strengths and Aspects for Development

ICT in Education Objectives

Creativity across learning

2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland

Jun 012013
 

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Have your art displayed in the Athletes’ Village by entering this exciting competition.

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GameOn_art_competition Listen to what the Game on Scotland Athlete’s Village Art Competition is all about

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is committed to ensuring that children and young people are at the heart of the Games and what better way to do that than by enlisting their help to welcome our 6,500 athletes and visitors?

Game On Scotland is asking every school in Scotland to get their pupils to design posters to be placed in the rooms of the Athletes’ Village. We’ll guarantee to every individual school that takes part that their chosen artwork will be displayed in the village – your pupils’ work could end up in the bedroom of Usain Bolt, Tom Daley or any of the talented athletes coming to Scotland from all over the world.

At the end of the Games, athletes and officials will be encouraged to take your art as a gift from the people of Scotland and, excitingly, to write back to you offering their thanks.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL HERE

 

How it will work / key Information

◦Don’t start yet! We only need schools to register their interest now and we’ll send full competition guidance at the beginning of the new school session to those who have signed up.

◦The competition is only open to schools in Scotland.

◦Schools will be invited to run an in-school competition involving as many pupils as possible, selecting a pre-determined number of winning pieces (fewer than 10). Schools may wish to organise in-school exhibitions of their work.

◦The school should then send the winning pieces to the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee. We will then arrange for the winning artwork to go on display in the Athletes’ Village.

◦Along with the artwork, we will also be asking schools to send us stamped-addressed postcards (one per winning entry) which we will encourage the athletes and officials to return with comments.

Jun 012013
 

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All the Seas Listen to what the Collection of the Week- ‘All the Seas’ by Tania Kovats is all about

Do you live by the sea? Go on holiday by or know someone who lives or works by the sea or ocean?  Tania Kovats is a British artist and she is inviting you, and a global network of people to take part in an artwork by collecting water from the sea or ocean and sending it to The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.  The artwork will be called ‘All the Seas’ and will be part of a major exhibition of Tania Kovats work called Oceans which opens in March 2014 at The Fruitmarket Gallery. The names of all the people who have collected water will be included in the artwork to acknowledge their involvement. Share your photographs and stories about collecting water from a sea or ocean and help to tell the story of the artwork.

Email LearnCat if you wish to take part in this collaborative artwork and you will be sent a special label to attach to your bottle of water to show that you learned about Tania Kovats through Glow with The Fruitmarket Gallery.

Social Studieslearn to ...expressive arts

  • Use different types of maps to locate key features
  • Respond to the work of artists by discussing thoughts and feelings
  • Create text

Expressive arts

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Tania Kovats
  • Caitlin Page, Learning Programme Manager
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for ‘All the Seas’ – Tania Kovats

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

May 312013
 

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‘Found Colour’ is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for third level learners and is part of a progression of creativity challenges designed around the context of colour created in partnership with the The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh using the context  of Dundee born artist, David Batchelor’s exhibition ‘Flatlands’ and his online portfolio.

The Found Colour Learning Experience Overview provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flowchart process and the publication ‘Taking a closer look at NAR’.

The Fruitmarket Gallery is a member of Engage and they work to promote access to, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.

Learning experiences focus on improving skill and understanding in responding to abstract art and undertaking design briefs collaboratively and creatively. This briefing paper ‘creativity across learning’ will support educators in thinking about creativity when planning for learning.

This partnership with The Fruitmarket Gallery also works towards improving confidence in educators to discuss and respond to contemporary, abstract art and overall by engaging with art in this way it is hoped that young people and their families will visit an art gallery in their locality.

 The colour creativity challenges will be live in September 2013.  Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Creativity Learning Channel in Glow.

This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13 and the ICT in Education Objectives. Learning will culminate in an online exhibition of young people’s creativity. Using Glow to facilitate this experience works towards changing behaviours as identified in these objectives.  The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy revealed that learners need to increase their skills and understanding in group discussion. This set of learning experiences also supports the development of these skills.

May 312013
 

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Found Colour Listen to what the Found Colour learning opportunity is all about

David Batchelor uses found colour to create incredible sculpture, drawings and paintings. Batchelor uses coloured plastic sunglasses, utensils, pegs and even watering cans to transform the ordinary into something beautiful.  In his drawings and paintings he does not mix colour but uses it as it comes – straight from the can.  Inspired by Batchelor’s exhibition ‘Flatlands’ and his online portfolio investigate, explore, collect and create with found colour through a series of creativity challenges in partnership with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Create a collaborative ‘Flatland’ across Scotland.

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  • Respond to abstract art
  • Experiment with a range of media
  • Use and combine visual elements to convey ideas in design work
  • Respond to a design brief to develop and communicate imaginative design solutions

Learn with....Expressive artslearn with...languages

  • Learners across Scotland
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Caitlin Page, Learning Programme Manager
  • Artists
  • Education Scotland Learning Team

The first 5 schools to sign up will receive a copy of The Fruitmarket Gallery David Batchelor publication ‘Flatlands’

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Found Colour

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

May 202013
 

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Tell a Story Listen to what the Tell a Story Learning Opportunity is all about

‘Tell a Story Day’ is celebrated across Scotland in October. In the 3 weeks leading up to this national event join Storytellers in the ‘bothy’ at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh via Glow TV. Enjoy listening to the storytellers share tales about nations and territories within the Commonwealth, about personal challenge and achievement and memorable, adventurous and incredible journeys.  ‘Journeys’ is the theme for this year’s event. While listening, learn how to tell and perform oral stories. Then take the opportunity to ask the storytellers questions about their ideas and techniques to help you plan and hold your own ‘Tell a Story Day’ event.  On ‘Tell a Story’ day we plan to broadcast your stories across Scotland via Glow TV. How do you get selected? Send  a video clip of you performing your story and we will get back to you. We can’t wait!

Learn to....languagesSocial Studies

  • Explore and play with the patterns and sounds of language
  • Communicate in a clear and expressive way
  • Select and organise ideas
  • Share real and imaginative stories using the spoken word
  • Create and perform a collaborative story
  • Plan a ‘Tell a Story Day’ event

learn with...languages

  • Scottish Storytelling Centre
  • Storytellers
  • Young people and educators across Scotland.

Educators can learn more about Tell a Story day here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Storytelling – Tell a Story

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

May 202013
 

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Explore natural colour creativity challenges with children across Scotland and be amazed and inspired by everyone’s outdoor discoveries.

  • What colour is the sky?
  • How many greens can you find outside?
  • Are there any seasonal colour clues?
  • Why are some creatures colourful and others not?

These are just some of the questions that will be asked while you look at, think about, gather information about and create with natural colour.

learn to ...expressive artsSciences

  • Look carefully
  • Share what you see
  • Ask questions
  • Record your findings
  • Think of ideas
  • Share what you did
  • Make collections with others
  • Be imaginative, adventurous and willing to try lots of different ways to take part in creativity challenges

Expressive artslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Artists
  • Meteorologists
  • Scientists
  • Macduff Marine Aquarium
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

The first 5 schools to sign up will receive a Polaroid camera to help capture learning!

Educators please find out more by clicking here.

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Natural Colour

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

May 202013
 

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Listen to LearnCATMix it up Listen to what Mix it up! is all about

Learn with other children across Scotland as we:

  • investigate colour
  • look for colour
  • talk about colour
  • play with colour
  • and mix colours up!

Ask questions, share ideas, try them out and tell others what you have made and found out.

Sciences

  • ask questions
  • have a guess
  • plan
  • explore, investigate, discover
  • draw, photograph, talk and write about what you see
  • talk about your feelings, ideas and findings

Expressive arts

  • each other
  • other children across Scotland
  • teachers
  • artists
  • scientists

The first 10 schools to sign up will receive:

A mini colour investigation kit including

  • paint swatches
  • 3 ice cube trays
  • clear plastic bags and cups
  • 3 droppers
  • red, blue, yellow food colouring
  • red, blue and yellow acetate sheets
  • salt

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Mix it up

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

May 202013
 

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Colours of the Commonwealth Listen to what the Colours of the Commonwealth learning experience is all about

Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Scotland is one of the 71 nations and territories that will participate in the games. These nations and territories work together to promote peace, democracy, sustainable development, human rights and health, and to share ideas, knowledge and experience. It is hoped that learners from schools across Scotland will learn together to share creative solutions to design problems as we upcycle materials to create National flowers from the Commonwealth. These flowers will promote the Convention of the Rights of the Child and will be assembled to create a peaceful flower garden in Glasgow.  This set of colour creativity challenges will give you the opportunity to make a creative and peaceful contribution to the 2014 countdown.

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  • Identify the Nations and territories of the Commonwealth
  • Research the National flowers of the Commonwealth
  • Identify the parts of a flower
  • Respond to artists work
  • Use curiosity and imagination to solve design problems
  • Collaborate with others across Scotland

Learn with....Expressive artslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Clyde – the official mascot of the 2014 Games
  • Botanists
  • Artists
  • Education Scotland Citizenship Team
  • Project Ability

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Colours of the Commonwealth

Notes

  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email learncat@educationscotland.gov.uk for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.

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