Global Treasure Apps are an incredibly versatile classroom tool that jumpstarts students into being active knowledge generators. The app is a great compliment to classroom goals and the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence.

Trail creation teaches students critical thinking, narrative skills, and technical skills and puts them in charge of their own learning. The young people create and upload the photos, audio, video and location based questions for the treasure trails.

When young people create their own interactive walking trail apps they gain a sense of ownership, which leads to appreciation and sustainability of tourism destinations, town centres and attractions.

Young people can also put an InApp purchase price on their treasure trails and raise money for charity.

Below is a video of a project with Edinburgh College and Historic Environment Scotland:

NC Computing Global Treasure App Project @ Edinburgh Castle from Edinburgh College Video Unit on Vimeo.