Tigtag and Twig online resources are currently accessible via the Glow login and are used by schools across Scotland. These award-winning resources provide high-quality videos and accompanying learning materials for sciences, mathematics and social studies. They were procured by Education Scotland in July 2015. The contract was for one year initially with the possibility of a one year extension.
Education Scotland and Twig World have agreed to this one year extension which means that both Twig and Tigtag, and also TigTag Junior and Reach Out CPD, will continue to be available to state schools through Glow until 31st July 2017.
It will not be possible for Education Scotland to extend the contract further beyond this date.
Scotland Excel, the local authority procurement organisation, will include Education Software and Digital Content as an additional lot within their re-tender of their Education Materials framework with a start date of 1st April 2017. It will therefore be for local authorities to purchase digital content via this route in the future.
Physicists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that travel at the speed of light. Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity predicted the existence of these waves 100 years ago, but this is the first time that they have been detected directly.
They used highly sensitive equipment to measure two black holes, which collided many light years away. The detection proves gravity travels as a wave, but what is gravity?
For younger learners watch the Tigtag film Gravity in our Universe with your class to discover more.
For older learners, watch Black Holes to learn more about the mysterious phenomena that allowed scientists to collect this data.
Twig, Tigtag and Tigtag Junior are available to all educators and learners in Scotland via the Glow Launch Pad. We provide online walk-throughs for teachers at a time that suits. Interested? Contact us on 0141 353 7700 or via our contact page
Register to receive further e-bulletins from Twig Newsdesk and Tigtag Topical Science.
Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that the Rosetta mission had discovered molecular oxygen on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Tigtag and Twig can support the teaching of this event and help bring topical science into your classroom.
Further information on this discovery and suggested resources are accessible via Tigtag and Twig, both of which are available to all educators and learners in Scotland via the Glow Launch Pad.. The resources can be accessed here (Tigtag) and here (Twig). Note you will need to be logged into Glow to access these resources.
You can also register to receive e-bulletins from Tigtag and Twig.
You can also keep up to date and follow the Rosetta Mission on Twitter @ESA_Rosetta.