Aug 012013
 

What kind of dinosaurs do you know about? Which was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, or longest neck, or which ate the most food? How can we learn more about the dinosaurs that ruled the earth using evidence and fossils and what they can tell us about the history of the earth? What type of dinosaurs roamed the planet and where did they go?

Visit the National Museum of Scotland through Glow TV to be inspired and amazed by the fossil and bone evidence and go on a Dinosaur discovery. Explore some dino data to find out what we can tell about dinosaurs, their size, what they ate and who would be predator or prey. Meet the 12 metre long life-sixed cast of a T.rex to see the scale and power of the real thing and share your own dinosaur creations.

  • Look carefully at evidence
  • Share what you see
  • Record your findings
  • Ask questions
  • Share your ideas
  • Make collections with others

  • Museum curators
  • Scientists
  • The National Museum of Scotland
  • Other learners from across Scotland

Educators can find out more about our Collections of the past – Dinosaur Discovery learning opportunity here.

LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Collections of the past – Dinosaur Discovery

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.

Jun 012013
 

Learning JourneyExpressive artsArt workshop

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
 

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!

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.

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.


LearnCAT Email the LearnCat to sign up for Consolarium Code Club: Introduction to Scratch

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.

Jun 012013
 

Collection of the week - Main curriculum area social studies, other curriculum area expressive artsSocial StudiesExpressive artsArt workshop

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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.

Jun 012013
 

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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.

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

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

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

  • 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
     

    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

    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
     

    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

    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 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!

    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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