SQA Past Papers

A new service has been launched by SQA that allows you to download National Qualification (NQ) question papers from 2007’s diet – completely free of charge.

April 29, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

NTS Culloden website

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To complement the opening of the new Culloden visitor centre, a new NTS Culloden website with a dedicated learning zone to support teaching and learning was also launched on 16 April.

Here teachers and pupils can access a host of resources and materials for classroom use, and investigate and research the entire Jacobite story online. Everything is provided to prepare for a visit to Culloden.

The website has been designed to support Curriculum for Excellence and contains an extensive range of high quality resources that teachers may freely copy for classroom and school-based projects.

April 24, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

Exam Preparation 2008

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LTS have created a “one stop shop” web site with a collection of resources and web links to help teachers, students and parents prepare for exams.

These include:

Latest Sunday Herald Exam Guide

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 2008 Exam timetable

SQA past paper service

A collection of interactive materials to help students to become effective learners and manage their own learning. This resource focuses on important exam issues such as essay writing and memory skills.

April 22, 2008. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

MFLE Italian Reference Grammar for primary teachers

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This LTS web site contains some basic Italian grammar for primary teachers. It covers verb forms, nouns, articles, adjectives and language relating to dates, numbers and weather. You can also download the entire resource as a PDF or Word document.

April 21, 2008. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

Choices for Life 2008

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Choices for Life, a national programme of events to support substance use education for young people in Primary 7 will be running in May 2008. This year new teaching packs have been created by Learning and Teaching Scotland and Aberdeen City Council. They use the draft experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence to engage young people in learning about substance use before and after the Choices for Life events.

The teaching packs along with new leaflets for parents and carers have been distributed to Health Promoting School leads at every local authority by the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency for onward distribution to schools.

April 18, 2008. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

Race Equality resource web site

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Race Equality resource

How do you recognise a racist incident? What should you do if one of your pupils uses a racist term? How can you promote better race relations in your school?

The new Race Equality resource helps teachers answer these questions and tackle the problem of racism in schools. The website clarifies what racism means in Scottish society today and identifies a wide range of racist behaviour. By looking at the effect racism has on victims and the broader community, it explores the role that schools can play in discouraging racist behaviour and dealing with it appropriately when it happens.

A selection of anti-racist teaching materials have been developed to encourage children to understand the history of Scotland’s diverse society, the difficulties faced by immigrants today, the causes and devastating effects of racism, and the importance of racial tolerance.

The new site supports the Scottish Government’s One Scotland campaign to tackle racist attitudes in Scotland.

April 17, 2008. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

Guidance for Healthy Packed Lunches

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This document has been emailed to all schools in Highland by Louise Jones, Health Promoting Schools Manager. Unfortunately there are no hard copies available or smaller word versions but school staff are welcome to signpost parents or interested parties to this website to download it or post on their own websites.

This approved resource will developed with the aim of supporting teachers, parents / carers and staff in the provision of healthier packed lunches. It is based on the Eatwell model and supports the implementation of Hungry for Success and the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007

To download or read the file click below.

.Guidance for Healthy Packed Lunches

April 7, 2008. 1. Leave a comment.

Make IT Happen competition

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Entries are now open for the 2008 Make IT Happen competition which is for primary school pupils aged 9-11, across the UK.

The competition is organised by the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) in partnership with e-skills UK (the sector skills council for IT and telecoms) and the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).

Make IT Happen 2008 calls on schools to use technology, such as audio-visual materials, web pages or interactive posters, to describe how they would change an aspect of their local community for the better.

The competition prizes are being supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Cash prizes will be available for the winning school from each of the English Regions and Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. In addition, £4500, £2500 and £1500 will be awarded to three overall winners.

The closing date for entries is 13 July 2008. Winning schools will be notified and invited to come to the Houses of Parliament for an awards ceremony in October.

Visit Make it Happen 2008 website for more information.

April 7, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.