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A Winter Wonderland

Looking for some ideas for what to do with the pupils in the snow once they’re back? Check out this resource from Creative STAR:

Winter Wonderland
When the snow and cold weather arrives it can be useful to have several activities ready to go which capitalise on this exciting event. The new Winter Wonderland pack contains more than 20 super ideas for learning outside the classroom on snowy days.

Photo by Uriel 1998

New SSERC Website

SSERC have launched their new website. Within the curricular resource section they have a section for Curriculum for Excellence. Within this they have the Experiences and Outcomes for the sciences, technologies, health & wellbeing, social studies, numeracy & mathematics and art & design.

For some of these Experiences & Outcomes, useful resources have been uploaded. Hopefully more and more will be added over time.

Scotland’s History Online

A new online portal has been launched to help pupils, teachers and the general public learn more about Scotland’s history.

Scotland’s History Online covers a range of subjects, from prehistoric through to 21st Century Scotland. With more than 200 topics that include links to over 1,000 other online sources and a wide range of interactive supporting materials, the resource could be one of the best of its kind anywhere in the world.

The website was developed by Learning and Teaching Scotland working extensively with a number of prominent historians and education bodies. Click on this link to access the site

There is also an audit model available for planning the Scottish Dimension of your Social Studies experience and outcomes to ensure a coherent and progressive experience  click here to access

Using YouTube

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be really glad that YouTube is unblocked in our schools, but often struggle to find something to do with it! There are so many videos on the site it can be really hard to find something useful – especially when you’re looking for ideas and don’t even know what you’re searching for.

This is why I was delighted to find out that Ideas to Inspire have assembled a large number of YouTube videos which you could use in your classroom.

I thought it was worth drawing particular attention to the following video from the presentation on this blog. It seems to sum up what we are trying to do with Curriculum for Excellence and also demonstrates that we are not alone.