Jun 012013
 

Digital storytelling Main curriculum area languages, other area technologiesLanguagesTechnologiesDigital storytelling

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The Big 5 Listen to what the The Big 5 is all about

This is the Year of Natural Scotland! The Big 5 are out there! The Whiskered Diver! The Roaring Monarch! The High Flyer! The Curious Seadog and The Tufted Acrobat! Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Scotland by creating an animated adventure starring these Nature Superheroes!  Get outdoors, look at photographs, ask experts and watch video clips and wildlife webcams to research the Big 5. Storyboard an adventure tale. Create models and sets. Collect and make natural superhero sound effects. Share ideas, resources and help each other solve problems. Use stop motion animation and editing software to bring the Big 5 to life and then have your Big 5 animation adventure shared with Scotland!

Learn to....languagestechnologies

  • Select and organise ideas and information logically
  • Write an adventure story with great characters and settings
  • Use visual information to make models and sets
  • Explore and use animation software
  • Record and make sound effects
  • Edit, publish and promote your adventure tale
  • Appreciate Scottish biodiversity

learn with...languageslearn with...technologieslearn with...sciences

  • Learners across Scotland
  • Industry expert animator Bruce Husband
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts
  • Scottish Natural Heritage

Educators learn more about this learning experience here

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Digital Storytelling – The Big 5!

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Consolarium Code Club: Introduction to Scratch 2.0

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Jun 012013
 
Consolarium code club main curriculum area technologiesTechnologiesConsolarium Code Club

Listen to LearnCAT Introduction to Scratch 2.0 Listen to what the Introduction to Scratch 2.0 Learning Experience is all about

Wreck it Ralph in Scratch 2.0

Game like Wreck it Ralph can be made using Scratch 2.0

Now, we all know that playing computer games is very popular with young people. Maybe you enjoy playing them yourself? If you decide to join the Consolarium Code Club you will begin an exciting journey where you make the step up from just playing computer games to learning how to create your own using an application called Scratch 2.0! Maybe lurking in your imagination is the idea for a game that might become the next world wide smash!

This learning experience is slightly different because it is not being led by educators but by the learners from P.7 at Newburgh PS in Fife. Join with them and get coding!

technologies

  • use the drawing tools to design the characters for your game
  • use the tools to animate your characters and bring them to life
  • create scripts that can control the movement of your characters
  • look at other learners scripts and modify (mod) these
  • share your work and be a support for other learners in the Consolarium Code Club

learn with...technologies

  • each other
  • other learners in the Consolarium Code Club across Scotland
  • the team from P.7 at Newburgh PS
  • educators across Scotland

Educators can find out more about our Introduction to Scratch 2.0 learning opportunity here.


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May 312013
 

Collection of the week - social studiesSocial StudiesMuseum

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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

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  • 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
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May 312013
 

Expressive artsLanguagesArt workshop

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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.

learn to ...expressive artsLearn to....languages

  • 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

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  • 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.
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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

learn with...sciences

  • 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!

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  • 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.
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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.

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.

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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.

Learn to Health and Wellbeinglearn to ...mathematicstechnologies

  • 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!

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May 202013
 

Learn through creativity challenges, sciences and expressive artsSciencesArt workshop

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

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May 202013
 

Creativity challenges - Main curriculum area expressive arts, other curriculum areas social studies and sciencesExpressive artsArt workshopSciencesGarden

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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.

learn to ...expressive artsSocial StudiesSciences

  • 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

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