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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to a small new experiment. 

Classrooms without Walls

in The New York Times: to combat the coronavirus, schools across America moved students outdoors. Here's a look at four new learning environments

Wee Inventors

Wee Inventors is a part of Little Inventors initiative formed by a team of students from Edinburgh Napier University. Find out more at the website:

The Big Data Show

Civic Digits Theatre Company
Who knows what about you online? What are you agreeing to when downloading an app? Who has access to your secrets? And most importantly, how do you stay safe and sane in this digital age where friendships and relationships are often counted in likes and expressed in emojis.

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Civic Digits Theatre Company
Who knows what about you online? What are you agreeing to when downloading an app? Who has access to your secrets? And most importantly, how do you stay safe and sane in this digital age where friendships and relationships are often counted in likes and expressed in emojis.

The Big Data Show is a ground-breaking, immersive theatre experience using performance, gaming and digital magic, which tells that story, and explores the importance of cybersecurity in today’s digital world.
@civicdigitstheatrecompany #TheBigDataShow

Potluck

"Over the last few months New Practice have been reflecting on the engagement process, from large public consultation events through to stakeholder interviews. On the back of these reflections, we are reaching out to different organisations that we think practice in an exemplary way to discuss engagement through a series of broader themes, the output of each will be collated into a webspace to be publicly accessed. This is Potluck."

IDL Education Scotland

Scotland has always had Interdisciplinary learning (IDL) as a component part of the curriculum offer – it sits as one of the four contexts.

Over session 2019/20, Education Scotland has worked with https://notosh.com/, practitioners and partners using a design-thinking process to understand how we can realise our ambitions for IDL.

This website has resources, articles, and case studies.

Creative Bravery Festival – The Music

Following on from one of Hidden Giant’s fantastic AOB sessions earlier this year I was speaking to Paul about a recommendation for a brilliant album. The album by Sault – “Untitled (Black is…)” is definitely one of the albums of the year and on the back of this conversation Paul invited me to consider providing music for the festival.

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Following on from one of Hidden Giant’s fantastic AOB sessions earlier this year I was speaking to Paul about a recommendation for a brilliant album. The album by Sault – “Untitled (Black is…)” is definitely one of the albums of the year and on the back of this conversation Paul invited me to consider providing music for the festival.

This festival is a bold new event that should blaze its own trail. Our festival celebrates creativity across all aspects of learning. Music is a crucial element of any creative endeavour.

Find 8 playlists that will become the soundtrack to your festival in the attached pdf. I hope you enjoy them. Kenni Hamilton, Principle Teacher, West Lothian.

Education Scotland: Creativity Portal

Source: Education Scotland: Creativity Portal

Creativity is increasingly recognised as an essential higher order skill and a vital element in the delivery of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The Creativity Portal is a one-stop shop for teachers, community learning leaders and educators across lifelong learning.

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Source: Education Scotland: Creativity Portal

Creativity is increasingly recognised as an essential higher order skill and a vital element in the delivery of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The Creativity Portal is a one-stop shop for teachers, community learning leaders and educators across lifelong learning.

It brings together creative online teaching tools, CPD resources, inspiration, and examples of next and best practice allowing you to make connections and use your creative thinking skills.

The Creativity Portal is a key element of Scotland’s Creative Learning Plan and the strong partnership that exists between Creative Scotland and Education Scotland.

This is our Chance Film Fest

Source: This is our Chance Film Fest

A virtual film festival about the intersection of Race, Education, and Youth Empowerment. The COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended the regular school experience for nearly 2 billion young people worldwide. At the same time, communities are confronting the insidious realities of systemic racism and grappling with how it shows up in schools.

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Source: This is our Chance Film Fest

A virtual film festival about the intersection of Race, Education, and Youth Empowerment. The COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended the regular school experience for nearly 2 billion young people worldwide. At the same time, communities are confronting the insidious realities of systemic racism and grappling with how it shows up in schools.

Both crises demand we step into a new future where the mindsets, structures, policies, and habits that have perpetuated educational inequities for centuries will no longer pre-determine the fates of future generations.

Never Whisper Justice (makers of Black Boys)
Align to Thrive
XQ Forum on Equity in Education
Ted Dintersmith’s Innovation Playlist