FOR EDUCATION

Creating content for the innovative Global Treasure App encourages; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking – essential skills for the 21st Century learner.

Students use technology to become active knowledge generators rather than passive consumers of information – when they work together to create and upload photos, audio, video and location based questions for treasure trails around their local area / attraction.

When young people publish their own treasure trails they gain a sense of ownership, which leads to appreciation and sustainability of their local tourism destinations.

Young people can also put in Sponsorship Banners or In-App purchase prices on their treasure trails and raise money for their school or chosen charity.

Watch a project with Edinburgh College and Historic Environment Scotland:

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