Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Jennifer Jones
The project aim is to involve every Local Authority in Scotland in the digital reporting of the Commonwealth themes in the run up to the Queen’s Baton Relay in June 2014. Learners from 32 school clusters from targeted areas of most socio-economic need will be give the chance to participate in the initiative.
The schools programme promotes digital media literacy skills through a series of in school training workshops, using readily available technology to help pupils tell their own stories through blogs, video, audio and social media. As part of their participation schools will receive learning materials (hard and e-copy) enabling schools to built upon for future school projects and creating a legacy. The materials including topics such as e-safety, copyright, active citizenship and media ethics which help pupils use their imagination and knowledge to produce creative, appropriate and engaging content.