29.06.22

Published! Hello World

Hello World, the computing and digital making magazine for educators, has published an article on our British Sign Language project. The article is featured on the Hello World website and in Hello World Issue 19: Sustainability and Computing. The article provides an overview of the project and its aim to…

29.06.22

Published! Reflections on the work of the CSYPAG

Professor Judy Robertson’s reflections on the work of the Computer Science Young People’s Advisory Group have been published on the FutureScot website. Judy considers some of the key findings of the advisory group in the context of Professor Mark Logan’s review of the Scottish Technology Ecosystem and Professor Ken Muir’s…

21.06.22

Report published! Learners’ views of computer science in Scotland

What are young people’s views about how computing is taught in Scottish schools? How would they prefer to learn and how could we encourage more young people to study the subject? Professor Judy Robertson and learners from the Young People’s Advisory Group in Computer Science answer these questions in a…

08.06.22

4 day Data Literacy course (primary)

Moray House School of Education and Sport is offering a free course on data literacy in the primary classroom.  Data literacy is the ability to ask questions, collect, analyse, interpret, communicate about data. As technology makes it easier to collect vast amounts of data, the skills to use data to…

13.05.22

Winner! Digital Technology Awards

Tommy Lawson, Schools Technology Advisor for Data Education in Schools, won the ‘Unsung Hero’ award at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards held in Glasgow last night. The ceremony recognised individuals and organisations through 11 awards, including Public Sector Innovation (won by iOpt), Climate Champion (Clearview Intelligence), Open Source Contribution (Fyne…

14.04.22

Learners’ Views About Computer Science in Scottish Schools

There are lots of changes happening in Scottish Education at the moment, including the Scottish Government’s plans to improve the Scottish Tech Ecosystem after the Logan Report. But what are young people’s views about how computing is taught in Scottish schools? How would they prefer to learn and how could…

04.04.22

2022 ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards

Tommy Lawson, Schools Technology Advisor for Data Education in Schools, has been shortlisted in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category of the 2022 ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards. Awards will be announced on 12th May 2022. Read the full article at ScotlandIS

29.03.22

British Sign Language glossary project

We’re thrilled to have appeared on the BBC news yesterday with our British Sign Language project. The project, initiated by our Director of Curriculum, Kate Farrell and funded by Skills Development Scotland, has brought together colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and tech experts across the UK to develop more…

28.03.22

Join us! Data Education in Schools Project Officer

The Data Education in Schools team are looking for a Project Officer to join the team. The post is fixed term (2 years) for 35 hours/week. The role We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Project Officer to join the Data Education in Schools team and to work with colleagues…

09.12.21

Full fibre platform to inspire next generation of data scientists

The Data Education in Schools team have been working with City Fibre to provide a learning resource that will support pupils to develop data science skills in a real world context. CityFibre are the UK’s largest alternative provider of full fibre broadband networks. They would like learners’ help to identify…

08.12.21

‘Digital and Data Champions in Education’ Edinburgh Award

During the academic year 2021/22 Moray House is piloting an exciting new Edinburgh Award for students on Initial Teacher Education programmes and related MSc programmes. This award, the ‘Digital and Data Champions in Education’ Edinburgh Award, is designed to offer student teachers the opportunities to gain data and digital skills,…

22.11.21

£9.5m schools project gives pupils a sense of the power of data

Last week saw the launch of our Internet of Things project which will see classroom sensors offered to all 550 schools across the South East of Scotland. The sensors will be able to gauge CO2, temperature, humidity, air pressure and light levels.  Some schools will also receive outdoor air quality…