Cryptography – a brief history

Cryptography – a brief history

This lesson, created by Computing in the Classroom student Stirling McGee, teaches early secondary school learners about cryptography using historical examples. Cryptography Presentation

Scotland’s School Data

Scotland’s School Data

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...

Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

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!

Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes

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...

literary responses to COVID-19

literary responses to COVID-19

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

Discover Sharia and Islamic law

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..

Upside-down Faces

Upside-down Faces

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...

Edinburgh Maths Circle

Edinburgh Maths Circle

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join us for an afternoon of fun and stimulating hands-on mathematics. This post gives you instructions to sign up to the mailing list to be notified of future events.

The April Maths Circle has been cancelled due to the current situation. 

If you would like to be notified of future Maths Circle events, you can subscribe to the Maths Circle mailing list. To do that, please send an email to sympa@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk with no subject, and text:

SUBSCRIBE edinburgh-maths-circle Name Surname QUIT

You will then receive an automatic email, asking you to confirm your subscription.

If you need any further information, please contact Francesca Iezzi by phone (0131 650 5842) or email (francesca.iezzi@ed.ac.uk).

Prejudice Reduction Strategies

Prejudice Reduction Strategies

This resource is a presentation with activities about contact theory, the bystander effect and cognitive dissonance. It also contains short biographies of the two co-authors and details of their academic involvement in psychology. The target audience for this resource is learners studying the Scottish National 5 Psychology course (or equivalent). This resource is for teachers/learners to use in psychology, PSE for N4/5/Higher.

Guide to Scientific Investigation in Geosciences

Guide to Scientific Investigation in Geosciences

A resource for pupils studying at Higher, Advanced Higher (AS-Levels) and above which details scientific investigation and the methodology used in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography and science (particularly biology). Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. This resource is for Self guided learning for learners and teachers to use in Geography, Biology for Advanced Higher.

School of Divinity

School of Divinity

The School of Divinity is committed to offering support for the teaching of Religious and Moral Education (RME) / Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Studies (RMPS) in Scottish schools. We run a series of visit-days for pupils and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for teachers, in which colleagues share their expertise in accessible formats relevant to the Scottish curriculum. We are also developing free resources for use in schools, and these can be accessed below. This resource is for teachers and learners to use in Religious and moral education for All levels, including primary..

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