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…

01.04.21

New project: National Progression Award in Cyber Security and Data Science

This project, funded by Skills Development Scotland, will undertake a feasibility study to understand if the school computing science curriculum can be delivered online effectively and sustainably with a focus on National Progression Awards in Cyber Security & Data Science. The University of Edinburgh will look in detail at both…

31.03.21

New project: NPA/PDA resource development

This DataLab funded project will work with Effini to deliver a set of training materials around the learning outcomes of two national qualifications, the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science and the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Data Science. They will be designed to support online, in person, and…

19.03.21

Tune Into Data – event recording

Tune Into Data took place on 27th January 2021. Professor Judy Robertson hosts Craig Steele, David Corbell, Jo Spiller, Kate Farrell and Jenni Doonan to talk about Data and Music. Do you want to find out more about how the music you listen to creates data patterns? These data patterns;…

15.03.21

New project: Mapping NCCE computing material to the Scottish curriculum

The aim of this Skills Development Scotland funded project is to process the Key Stage 1- 4  curriculum materials developed by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) from the Teach Computing website and the accompanying NCCE video lessons to tag them with the relevant Scottish curriculum outcomes where appropriate. This project will be led by University of Edinburgh, in collaboration…

11.03.21

Young People’s Advisory Group

Changes to Computing education are being discussed and we want young people to be in the conversation! We are working with the British Computer Society (BCS) Scottish Computing Education Committee to set up a Young People’s Advisory Group to learn about what you want to learn in Computing Science and…

14.02.21

Digital and Data Literacy

Digital and data literacy: Comparing children’s understanding of data and online privacy with experts’ and advocates’ data literacy practices. If you missed Dr Gianfranco Polizzi, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, speaking on the 20th January, you can now catch up with the seminar recording….