We are developing a range of Data Education Resources to support teachers offering data learning in their classroom. Our resource library is being added to all the time. We aim to provide a wide range of content from short settling activities through to comprehensive units of learning that encourage learners to develop a more in-depth understanding. We offer resources that do not use technology as well as those that do. You can filter for resources that use devices in the Topics & Themes section.  You can also search by things like the type of activity, related Scottish curricular area, current issues and more.

All resources are free to edit to allow each teacher to tailor it to their class or setting. We have sought to provide both the original file (such as Word or Powerpoint) as well as a pdf. Resources developed by the Data Education for Schools team are predominately structured around the PPDAC Problem Solving Framework.

In addition to our own resources we plan to highlight the best of those available elsewhere. The increasing importance of data education is being felt worldwide and we are proud to be developing relationships with a diverse group of data educators and organisations who are also developing learning ideas. We are also keen to meet and work with teachers in Scotland. If you have an idea for a lesson or activity or have tried something in your classroom and would like to submit your resource to us then we’d be delighted to chat! Contact us on dataschools@ed.ac.uk

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The PPDAC Framework is the pedagogocal approach used to deliver Data Education. You can read more about each stage within the website.

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Water Pollution – Developing Data Literacy Skills

This resource introduces an understanding of water pollution, what is it, how do we measure it and why does it matter.  Young people are encouraged to develop data literacy skills through an understanding of water. This material was taken from our Webinar - Making a Splash with Data

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What’s Going on in this Graph – SDGs & Water

This resource develops learner's data interpretation skills by asking " What's going on in this graph?"  This material was taken from our Webinar – Making a Splash with Data

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Currents & Tides – Developing Data Literacy Skills

This resource introduces an understanding of currents and tides in water. How can we understand currents and tides, how can it improve our understanding of the world. Young people are encouraged to develop data literacy skills through an understanding of water. This material was taken from our Webinar - Making a Splash with Data

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Water Quality – Developing Data Literacy Skills

This resource introduces an understanding of water quality, what is it, how do we measure it and why does it matter.  Young people are encouraged to develop data literacy skills through an understanding of water. This material was taken from our Webinar - Making a Splash with Data

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All About Water – Developing Data Literacy Skills

This resource introduces an understanding of water on our planet and helps learners understand where water is found and how it is used. Young people are encouraged to develop data literacy skills through an understanding of water. This material was taken from our Webinar - Making a Splash with Data

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Dear Data (6 Lessons)

Dear Data This resource brings together 6 lessons that make use of the book Dear Data by Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi.

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Data Citizenship Level 4 assessment exemplar

An example practical assessment for the Data Citizenship unit to help you practice the skills involved in the real assessment.

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DataFit – Developing Data & Physical Activity Literacy

Introduction The DataFit mission is to simultaneously increase data literacy and physical activity literacy.

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Seasonal Datasets

Some resource links to support your exploration of seasonal data. If you have datasets you would like to see included on this page, please get in touch at dataschools@ed.ac.uk (subject line 'seasonal datasets')

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Guide for Educators teaching the NPA in Data Science

The Data Education in Schools team have developed an Educators Guide for the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science.

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Guide for Learners studying the NPA Data Science

The Data Education in Schools team have developed a Learners Guide for the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science.

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Spooky Data – Learning about Databases

This resource uses the Scottish witch trials as the context to develop learners’ data literacy skills and to introduce the idea of a database.

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