Google Voyager

Google Voyager

Google Earth's Voyager is a showcase of interactive guided tours, quizzes and layers that aim to help educate everyone about the world, locations near and far. By clicking the ship's wheel icon on Google Earth, you’ll circumnavigate the globe with the Hōkūleʻa using stars, track hurricanes and tropical storms in real time, and find place-based stories authored by partners such as National Geographic and HHMI Biointeractive. Voyager’s curated stories weave in rich media, such as 360 videos and Street View, allowing us to learn about Earth from a new perspective.

Biosecurity for Life

Innovation at its best...

During 2021, the RSPB worked with several primary schools across Scotland to co-develop a digital educational resource pack so that other pupils across the UK can learn about and contribute to protecting our amazing island-nesting seabird populations.

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What made this project unique is the adoption of a co-design approach to create the resource. Over 100 Scottish pupils designed a whole host of island biosecurity activities within the digital education pack. Their creative ideas based on their own learning preferences, included board games, art activities, outdoor activities, digital games, treasure hunts, songs, and films. The RSPB then brought their ideas to life by employing designers and game developers to produce a finished product. For example, pupils from the Small Isles Primary on the Isle of Jura invented a board game based on the playing principles of Monopoly, where pupils can work together to eradicate rats form their islands by answering questions and collecting Conservation Points to buy biosecurity measures. By signing up to this FREE programme, each class will receive the ‘Save our Seabirds’ board game (see attached)

The programme is easy to navigate and celebrates the creative ideas of children as a way to teach school pupils about biosecurity.. If you would like to sign up to this FREE programme, please can you fill in and return the request from attached to educationscotland@rspb.org.uk and we will get it sent out in the post. Please note, the board game is part of module 3 of the programme and there is a digital snakes and ladders game included as well. For more information on the six modules, visit

John Muir Nature Awards

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Is your school fighting Climate Change?

Let’s Go Zero is the national campaign uniting teachers, pupils, parents and their schools as they all work together to be zero carbon by 2030.


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WELL DONE

Stirling Council schools were well represented in the LfS Awards this year! This demonstrates what we already knew... amazing things are happening in our schools. The effort that staff, pupils, parents and community partners are making to improve the learning experience of our young people is phenomenal.

Well done everyone.

We hope to showcase these schools to build a collaborative network to help support everyone.

#excitingtimesinstirling #beyondcop26

DUNBLANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

DRYMEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

ST MODAN'S HIGH SCHOOL

STIRLING HIGH SCHOOL

Watch this video to find out how the four schools from our authority were successful in LfS Awards.

Resources

Challenges

The Pod

Through the Pod, Wastebuster aims to use its engaging multi-media resources and characters to inspire young people and their families to choose a more sustainable lifestyle. We have a particular focus on energy, waste and biodiversity but also cover a range of other environmental topics.

Resources | Campaigns

COP 26 Resources

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Clickview

ClickView’s specially curated collection of COP26 teaching resources makes it easy to teach students about the summit before it opens on 31 October and introduce the complex topics that will be discussed. You’ll find content for each year level!

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SDG Goals

A Farm Visit

Resources from Scotdec

Professional Learning

RCE Scotland

They are currently offering two events in September:

  • Making Connections through Learning for Equity and Sustainability - ELC

  • Introducing Learning for Equity and Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education - All educators

Please visit: http://learningforsustainabilityscotland.org/events/ to find out more information.

RCE Scotland are offering 'Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning' programme. This provides an opportunity to collaborate with other schools from across the globe.

Please visit: http://learningforsustainabilityscotland.org/connectingclassrooms/ to find out more information.

Other Fandabulous Events....

What is coming up...


What has been....

  • Climate Learning; Climate Action - 08/09/2021 and 29/09/2021 (All Educators)

  • Learning for a Sustainable Future - This is a short online course available through the University of Edinburgh

  • Human Habitat Challenge Information Event - 01/09/2021

  • Sustainable Fashion Summit - 23/09/2021

  • Stem in the North - 28/09/2021

  • Education Scotland is also running four COP26 and outdoor learning focused sessions at SLF:

    • #GettingReadyforCOP26 - 15:45 to 16:30 Wed 22nd Sept

    • Learning for Sustainability (Primary school case study) - 10:00 to 10:45 Tues 21st Sept

    • Yearning for outdoor learning - building back better post-lockdown - 14:00 to 14:45 Wed 22nd Sept

    • Approaching COP 26: Learning for Sustainability through Social Studies and RME - 12:30 to 13:15 Tues 21st Sept

  • Scotdec - November to Christmas