The National Library of Scotland has a new events programme out now for April – June 2017.
Exhibition — You are Here: A journey through maps.
From Edinburgh to the edges of the Earth, we explore the fascinating craft of mapmaking using a range of beautiful examples from past and present.
(Open until Monday 3 April)
Edinburgh event — From commonplace books to Facebook
Long before Facebook, people used commonplace books to collect passages of poetry, drawings, or anecdotes from friends, and to record observations about the world around them. Learn about ‘commonplacing’ and what it reveals about social media today.
(Tuesday 11 April, 2 pm)
Browse all events at http://www.nls.uk/events.
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Nominations are now open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017.
The theme of the awards is: “Celebrating the people using tech to make the world a better place”.
There are eight Awards to enter this year, including the new Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award:
• AbilityNet Accessibility Award
• BT Young Pioneer Award
• BT Connected Society Award
• Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
• Community Impact Award
• Digital Health Award
• Digital Skills Award
• Tech Volunteer of the Year Award
You can find out more about each Award and enter now on the Tech4Good Awards website, and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tech4goodawards.
Young Scot, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland are looking for young people across Scotland to be part of a group who will be making key decisions about Scotland’s Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018.
The group, called Communic18, will be co-design champions for the whole of the Year of Young People and be involved in making key decisions about the celebratory year.
The Year of Young People 2018 aims to celebrate Scotland’s young people, creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. It will feature a programme of high-profile events and projects taking place across the country.
The Communic18 role will include taking part in funding panels, supporting activity in local authority areas, supervising the year’s six themes and helping to spread the word about the Year of Young People and how to support it, amongst local communities.
The role will last until March 2019, and it is open to applicants aged 8-26. They don’t need to have any formal qualifications or experience and full training will be provided by Young Scot.
More details here: http://www.youngscot.net/communic18-the-year-of-young-people/
Applications close on the 3rd March 2017. Young people are being directed apply via http://young.scot/communic18
Twitter chat #scotedchat
This Thursday 8.30-9.30pm.
TEACHER LEADERSHIP hosted by East Lothian’s Fearghal Kelly @fearghal_scel
please RT @TeamSCEL
Learning Through Technology Award
The Scottish Education Awards recognise schools and centres that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation.
The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.
Do you know a school or centre that can respond to the statement above and in detail to the questions below? Then why not nominate them for the Learning Through Technology Award?
Nominations should include practical activities and projects that the school or centre has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community. Continue reading Learning Through Technology Award
Newhailes NTS near Musselburgh is currently working with learning professional Carol Omand to develop a new Storyline offering for P4-P7 pupils which will help to bring our fascinating property alive to children, and to link it closely to the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence.
We would like to invite up to two members of teaching staff from your school to attend a free CPD session led by Carol at Newhailes on Wednesday 14 December at 4pm to explore what Newhailes and Storyline can offer your classes and how we can help make visits here relevant, engaging and fun. Continue reading Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec
Heritage Blueprint are a team of passionate young people aged 16-25, who are working with the National Trust for Scotland and Young Scot.
Over 12 months they will be looking at ways to increase young people’s active involvement in NTS as an organisation, making a real difference by creating opportunities with NTS to shape its engagement and membership offer for young people. But they need your help! Please share your views and ideas through this survey.
I would appreciate it if you could push this survey through your social media channels, and inform any young people you’re working with in your services. It’s up on the rewards site here –
or just through survey gizmo here –
http://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90010671/Heritage-Blueprint-National-Trust-for-Scotland if any young people don’t have rewards.
• Develop your creative skills
• Get feedback from mentors and peers
• Learn new techniques
• Get to know your own creative process
• Be inspired by creating every day
• Produce a body of work during the camp
• HAVE FUN! 🙂 On this link you can find an info-pack with more information.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am contacting you on behalf of ZUM Association. ZUM is an association founded in 2001 with the aim of raising employability of youth and informing them about active participation in the community. We are organizing the ”Summer camp of creativity” for youth in the countryside of Croatia and we would like to spread the call for participants. The fee for the camp is 350 euros, which includes lodging, food, work materials and mentoring for seven days.
During the course of one week, the participants (aged 16-30) will be immersed into creative processes and they will be encouraged to explore their own skills and wishes to create a project. The purpose of the camp is individual and group mentoring with a strong emphasis on the individual’s creative mindset.
On this link you can find an info-pack with more information.
Could you share the information about the camp on your organisation’s website or Facebook page? We would be more than grateful! For any additional questions, we’re on your disposal on Skype.
Best regards, Isabella Bubola
We have news of an exciting event from the Young Scot Digital World programme.
“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm
We are delighted here at Young Scot to have been working hard on the next event for the Digital World programme, which will be held… online! This is an opportunity for students to take part in an exciting hands on workshop and hear from people working in the digital technology industry. Be part of this exciting, innovative live-streamed session. Students will:
Take part in a one-off coding masterclass broadcast out by Scotland Co-ordinator for Coderdojo, Craig Steele.
- There will be a short Q&A with a digital tech employer; your students will be able to join in on live chat and Twitter and ask burning questions on how to get a career working in tech.
- Finally, an exclusive sneak peek tour around CodeBase, the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe.
You must register your class for this special online session on the 16th May between 10.30am – 12pm. The resources needed will be sent the week prior to the event. Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before. I hope this is an activity you can join in with, we’re hoping it will be an exciting, innovative, new way to help young people engage with the tech industry.
Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before with you.
Continue reading “Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm