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…

15.11.21

Plug in the numbers

Last week, the Data Education in Schools team, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (Digital World HQ) and Digital Skills Education, ran a new live lesson aligned to COP26, ‘Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint’. The live lesson took place on 9th November with a second event…

29.09.21

Making a Splash with Data

Our Making a Splash with Data Webinar introduces data literacy skills through two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Like any goals, the SDGs are constantly being measured so that we understand the progress that we’re making and the work that we still have ahead of us.How do we use this information…

30.06.21

‘Using data to solve real-world problems’

The summer issue of Hello World magazine includes an interview with Kate Farrell, Director of curriculum development and professional learning for Data Education in Schools. The article asks Kate about data literacy, the Data Education in Schools programme, the PPDAC (Problem, Plan, Data, Analysis, Conclusion) cycle and our work with…

15.06.21

Event recording – Count and Be Counted

‘Count and Be Counted: Exploring census and election data in Scotland’ took place on 30th March 2021. How can you find out data about your community? What’s the average age? how healthy are you all? How did your community vote at the last election? How might they vote at the…

14.06.21

‘Vast sensor network heralds new data dawn’

The summer issue of Future Scot magazine features an article about the Internet of Things (IoT) network being developed by the University of Edinburgh with £9.5m funding from South-east Scotland City Region Deal. The article brings together the work of the Data Education in Schools team with an outline of…

04.06.21

Data selfie – a snapshot of our live lesson

Selfie ‘a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.’ In developing our second live lesson for the Data Education in Schools programme, we took the idea of the ‘selfie’ and played with it as only data scientists…

15.04.21

An interview with Kate Farrell

DDI Skills Gateway spoke with Kate Farrell, driving-force behind the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science. Kate Farrell, Data Education in Schools Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, spoke with the Data Driven Innovation (DDI) team as part of their #DataYou series. The #DataYou series is designed to…

15.04.21

New project: British Sign Language Glossary – computing/data science

The University of Edinburgh’s Data Education in Schools team will work with the Scottish Sensory Centre’s (SSC) British Sign Language (BSL) Glossary team and the Scottish Qualifications Authority to develop glossaries for Computing Science, Data Science and Cybersecurity terms. The SSC has developed glossaries of BSL terms for different STEM areas, including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Geography. …

14.04.21

Event recording – Data is Beautiful

‘Data is Beautiful’ took place on 25th February 2021. How data, and the stories that they tell, can be visualised in many surprising ways They can take us beyond bar charts and graphs to new creative and playful representations of the world and its data. In this session we will…

12.04.21

Event recording – Making sense of coronavirus data with your learners

‘Making sense of coronavirus data with your learners’ took place on 9th December 2020. Making data meaningful in the context of coronavirus Dr Glenna Nightingale from the University of Edinburgh and Dr Darren Macey from Cambridge Mathematics will present recent work they have been doing on analysing and interpreting Coronavirus…

06.04.21

Event recording – Physical Fitness and the Pandemic: what the data can tell your learners

Physical Fitness and the Pandemic: what the data can tell your learners took place on 14th December 2020 and explores what data tells us about the importance of physical activity for learners during the pandemic. What we know and what we don’t know about physical activity and health – and…