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Colour of the Day Listen to what the Collaborative Collection – Colour of the Day is all about

Colour is everywhere! Join others to collect colours when exploring indoors and out.

Undertake a daily colour collection mission in September.

  • Photograph what you find
  • Discuss and name the colour
  • Upload your photograph to the colour collection on Glow.

How many different shades and tones of a colour can we collect? What name might you give the colour? How does the colour make you feel?

This colourful online collection will create a beautiful and varied bank of images that can be enjoyed and used by others in their learning.

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  • Collect information
  • Organise and classify information
  • Interpret information
  • Use a digital camera

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  • Each other
  • Learners across Scotland
  • Education Scotland Learning Team

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collaborative collection – Colour of the day!

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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    Colours of Buildings Listen to what the Collection of the Past – Archeology- Colours of Buildings is all about

    Colour has so many uses.  Did you know that you can tell the age of a building by its colour? Or that colours can tell us how old something is?

    We’ll be looking at how we can tell the age of pottery we find in the ground just by its colour, how the size and shades of different buildings tell us more about them, and how you can become an archaeological detective by looking out for colours in your local landscape.

    Social Studies

    • gather and understand historical evidence
    • share your evidence to create a collection of colourful historical information about our villages, towns and cities across Scotland

    • learners across Scotland
    • a team of archaeologists from the John Gray Centre in East Lothian
    • Archaeology Scotland

    LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Archaeology – Colours of buildings

    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

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    • 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 312013
     

    Collection of the week - sciencesSciencesGarden

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    Earthworm Count Listen to what the Citizen Science earthworm count is all about

    Take responsibility for caring, protecting, monitoring and conserving the natural environment through citizen science. Get outdoors and collect real scientific data about earthworms and help scientists with valuable research. Complete an earthworm survey and share your pictures and stories to help gather important data across Scotland. How many earthworms will we find and what does this tell us?

    Sciences

    • Undertake a practical science investigation
    • Test the properties of soil
    • Prepare a sample pit
    • Collect data
    • Identify and classify examples of living things
    • Document learning
    • Protect your local environment
    • Value and protect biodiversity

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    • Learners across Scotland
    • Scientists
    • Open Air Laboritories (OPAL)

    Educators learn more about this learning experience here

    LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collection of the week – Citizen science – Earthworm count!

    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!

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    • 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

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    • 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
     

    Expressive artsArt workshopSciencesGarden

    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.

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    • 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

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    • 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
     

    In the kitchen. Main emphasis Health and Wellbeing, other area mathematicsLearn with health and wellbeingMathematicsKitchen

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    Great Scottish Schools Bake Off Listen to what the Great Scottish Schools Bake Off is all about

    In September 2013 Chefs@school, the Cooking Bus and Education Scotland are challenging learners across Scotland to form baking teams and enter the Great Scottish Schools Bake Off!

    Glow TV will broadcast live Chefs@School boarding the Cooking Bus at four different locations across Scotland to demonstrate a variety of baking techniques using local, seasonal produce to help you create and serve a delicious afternoon tea to help raise money to support others in your community.

    You will have the opportunity to improve your understanding and skills in measurement, nutrition, food hygiene and how to manage your finances to ensure your bake off is profitable.

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    • Source local, seasonal produce
    • Bake bread, scones, muffins and fruit tarts
    • Prepare healthy foods safely and hygienically
    • Measure accurately
    • Manage your finances
    • Run a charitable event in your local community
    • Develop teamwork skills
    • Identify the strengths and talents within your baking team and maximise potential!

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    • Award winning chefs from across Scotland
    • The Cooking Bus Team
    • Members of the Education Scotland Learning Team
    • Other learners and educators across Scotland

    The first 10 schools to enter baking teams will receive measuring spoons, scales and a measurement jug.

    Educators can find out more about the Great Scottish Schools Bake Off here

    LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for The Great Scottish Schools Bake Off!

    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

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    • 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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