A group of Computing Science teachers in Scotland have come together to drive forward support for all Computing teachers in schools. Download the first online magazine and link to other excellent resources online....
This is a collection of resources for P5-S3 students, aimed at developing problem solving and mathematical thinking. The resources focus on strategy games, and touch on applications of Mathematics to the context of transport systems. They contain a range of games and...
A group of University of Edinburgh students are so enthusiastic about developing tech solutions to help teachers that they spent their Christmas holidays working on a prototype tool to help pupils with exam revision. In collaboration with Katie, a Scottish history...
Have you ever thought about rummaging through the publically available data on school education in Scotland? It is now available in a very digestible format with lots of easy to follow visualisations. Here are some links that would be of interest to you... Covid19...
Some teachers have been trawling the web for resources to use in and around the classroom, especially during the covid-19 period. The pedagogy around distance/remote, online and blended learning has most certainly developed over the past 6 months with more to come!
It is amazing what pops up on news feeds when we have a weather event. There is a website that tracks lightning strikes in various parts of the world. I still need to look in more detail at how the data is gathered but this might be a good project for some of our...
For literary responses to COVID-19 from writers around the world, check out our Voices from the Pandemic series. This resource is for teachers, learners, parents and carers to use in Expressive arts / Health and wellbeing / Languages / Religious and moral education for Probably Early level / First level.
Discover Sharia and Islamic law, and learn more about some of the diverse roles they play in Muslim life. This resource is for teachers to use in Religious and Moral Education for For teachers of RME/RMPS at all levels..
Several parts of the brain are responsible for the recognition of aspects of the face. The fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobe does, however, appear to be particularly important in facial perception. In particular, the brain is exceptionally sensitive to small changes...
The Data Education in Schools team brings together leading educational researchers, professional learning and digital skills consultants, and business development expertise working towards a vision of improved data literacy across Scotland. We are part of Moray House...
Hashtag Learning has made a range of resources freely available to teachers.
Our Build Back Better webinar with John Hattie is now available to watch on Youtube
A stacking rings activity to stimulate conversation around risk & resilience.
Our stacking rings activity was inspired by Dr Jehannine Austin’s jar analogy.
We are born with a certain amount of genetic vulnerability (yellow balls), but over time, we also accumulate stressful experiences (orange triangles), which can tip us over into an active episode of mental ill-health (full jar).
Protective factors such as exercise and good sleep add ‘rings’ to the top of our mental health jar, and expand its capacity.
A ‘paper chain people’ activity to stimulate conversation around stratified medicine
This activity was designed for a family science festival audience.
A card-swiping computer game to explore the complexities of Big Data research.
The premise of the game:
You are the researcher in charge of a Big Data project.
You need to keep Knowledge, Ethics, Money and People in balance (the symbols at the top of the game screen)
Make decisions by swiping each card (scenario) left or right (yes or no), but be warned, every decision has consequences.
Have you got what it takes to keep the world of big data in balance?
Tip: Gently the tip the card to read the possible answers