Data Skills Live: where computer science meets theatre
On 4th Nov we ran our first Data Skills Live Lesson where 350 learners came together from 15 Scottish local authorities to defend the rhino and learn some new data skills in the process.
Book Review: The Ethical Algorithm
Book Review of 'The Ethical Algorithm: the Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design' by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth I am reading 'The Ethical Algorithm: the Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design' by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, and it has reminded me why I like computer science.
Badgers: Evidence of absence or absence of evidence?
Absence of evidence or evidence of absence is a common scientific discussion point. How can badgers help us understand it more clearly.
Computing Education with Industry support
Computing education with industry support Helping young people develop digital skills is important part of their educational experience. It can be challenging to keep up to date with the ever increasing number programs and tools that we are using in the classroom. One way of gaining some support is to engage with people working in industry.
Data Explorers – Asking Questions about Coronavirus
Data Explorers - Asking Questions about Coronavirus One of the first learning areas we explore within our data science curriculum is questions. We encourage young people to use question words to find more depth in data. For example you might ask someone what programs did you watch last week? This question uses a single question word and the answer is likely to be a list of tv programs.
Data Explorers – Happy Graphs
Data Explorers - Happy Graphs - Having fun with Twitter Data Data Explorers is our occasional blog series that aims to provide interesting ideas and discussion topics using data. Each video is 8 to 10 minutes long and aimed at teachers and other adults. We aim to consider diverse topic areas that can inspire activities and conversations with young people both in the classroom and at home.
Book Review: You Look Like a Thing and I Love You
I’ve just finished the book You Look Like a Thing and I Love You (available in multiple formats from Amazon) and it is hilarious! It’s written by Janelle Shane who has a PhD in electronic engineering and is author of the blog AI Weirdness.
Visiting my student’s Internet of Things Classroom
Visiting my student's Internet of Things Classroom