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…

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…