Over the past few years the Scottish Curriculum underwent a major change. One of those changes was the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence. This has normally been accessed through a Word or PDF document or through a folder located in the classroom. The Curriculum for Excellence App makes accessing the Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes easier for Staff, parents and pupils directly on their devices.
The use of this App will allow those interested in accessing the Scottish 3-18 Curriculum with ease. Content has been assembled from the Education Scotland Website.
As a Teacher myself, I found it difficult to access the information readily in a meeting or general discussion while in school or away at a training day. Either I had to lug about the Experiences and Outcomes folder all the time or be left without it at critical moments in meetings and discussions.
Equally, while planning and trying to match up cross-curricular themes, the folder made the task more difficult due to the size of it. When a meeting overcame this issue, it was normally by printing the Experiences and Outcomes so we all had a copy for the discussion. I set about creating something we could all access and use, while at the same time reducing unnecessary printing and additional costs.
The Curriculum for Excellence app will sit quietly in your phone and should you require to access an E and O at a point in a meeting, or check its relation during an in-service day or educational talk, then this will make it easier to stay focused on what is being discussed and not be thinking about where your folder is later on.
The reason for having a small charge associated with the Curriculum for Excellence app is due to upkeep by the developer. The alternative was an ad banner at the bottom of the screen, but I thought it was too distracting and also reduced the amount of screen space to utilise the information in a way required for focused thinking.
Please come back and rate this app once you have used it. I know it seems so petty, but this helps other teachers, interested bodies, parents and pupils find it and use it. Even a small like will help out a great deal.
I have tried my best to make the Curriculum for Excellence app as simple to access as possible and for it to be accessible to as many Android and IOS devices I am able, knowing that technology is moving faster than we are able to purchase gadgets and tech. With that in mind, if you have a suggestion, concern or complaint, please get in touch and let me know so I can try to develop it, fix it or address it.
Thank you for your support.
(The developer has no affiliation with Education Scotland.)