The Daily What News is an online news service provided by
Education Scotland for Scottish schools. Its main purpose is to
help the development of literacy and language (English and Gaelic)
in young people aged nine to 16 as well as support their needs for
news and information. At the same time, its functions facilitate
interdisciplinary learning and critical thinking skills. The
service empowers teachers and learners to develop trusted learning
resources and classroom activities using community-created content
and group interactivity.
The news service supports the delivery of Curriculum for
Excellence and incorporates opportunities to link to the
collaborative tools available in Glow, the national schools
Every article is available in English in a simple introductory
version that contains the basic news story (the "what" tab) and
also in a version with greater length and depth, that concentrates
on an aspect of the story in more detail. In the Gaelic language,
the majority of articles are available in the simple introductory
version, and a selection are also available in the detailed
When logged in to Glow, pupils can discuss each news article via
a discussion board within The Daily What News Glow group. This can
be accessed directly from the site, by clicking on "Add to
discussion" on the right of the article.
At the end of each article, clicking the link to "teaching ideas
and suggestions" will take teachers to a blog on Glow where daily
ideas for teachers will be available for each article, timed to be
live from 2 pm on the day of the article's publication. Teachers
are encouraged to upload their own ideas and resources to the blog
- just follow the links to Teachers' Glow Group from any of the
teacher's blogs. Teachers can also comment directly on any ideas
that are posted in the teacher's blogs. The home page of the
teachers' blog, where all blogs on all articles can be viewed, can
be reached from the "Teachers" tab at top right of the website
The Daily What News is delivered by Tinopolis Interactive, a
UK-wide web development agency with offices in Scotland, Wales and
England. Part of Tinopolis Group, one of the UK's top five
independent media companies outside the M25, Tinopolis Interactive
specialises in online educational content and systems for learners
of all ages throughout the UK.
The News partner for The Daily What News is The Herald, part of
the Herald & Times Group. The Daily What News editorial and
learning team works closely with The Herald's journalists to bring
the best of Scotland's news to Scottish learners and teachers, in
formats that will support the Curriculum for Excellence.
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