Our Events for the Data Education in Schools program aims to deliver a wide range of information about data science and digital literacy to teachers. Events will take the form of seminars, live interactive lessons and professional discussions all held online.

Recordings of past events  (where available) can be accessed via the event pages below.

Current events

Time: 02:00 pm

Data In Schools Industry Mentors

Find out more about becoming an Internet of Things/Data Skills Industry mentor for an Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region school.

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Time: 11:00 am

Data Skills Live: Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint

A second chance to take part in this interactive data science activity with your class and use real data to investigate how renewable energy could reduce your school’s carbon footprint.

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Time: 02:00 pm

Data Skills Live: Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint

Take part in this interactive data science activity with your class and use real data to investigate how renewable energy could reduce your school’s carbon footprint.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Digital and Data Champions Edinburgh Award (information session)

Find out more about the Digital and Data Champions Edinburgh Award at this first information session (University of Edinburgh Initial Teacher Education students only)

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Time: 10:00 am

Defend the Rhino with Ada.Scot

Join our data science team as we return once again to help stop a gang of rhino poachers. This session is designed for class teachers to bring their (P7-S4) learners to or for individuals to log in and play along.

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Time: 11:00 am

Data Skills Live: Data Selfie

Create your own abstract data-driven selfie Join our data science team to create a data-driven piece of digital art about the person you know best: you.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Make a splash with data!

Have you ever pondered the pond life in your area, chewed over the challenges of plastic in the oceans, or ruminated on robotics for river cleaning?

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Time: 02:00 pm

Data Skills Live: Defend the Rhino

Save the rhino with data science Data Skills Live: Defend The Rhino 🦏

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Time: 04:00 pm

Data Nation

Find out how to use Data Nation with your learners. Data Nation has been developed by EDINA, a centre for digital expertise at The University of Edinburgh, and combines official 2011 census data with contemporary and historical mapping.

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Time: 11:00 am

Data Skills Live: Data Selfie

Use data visualisation software to create an abstract drawing based on data you choose to share.

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Time: 12:00 pm

Anticipating educational futures through data – targets, predictions and probabilities

Dr Lyndsay Grant will draw on the ethnography of a secondary school, showing how educational data practices worked to predict, anticipate and intervene in pupils’ futures.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Count and Be Counted: Exploring census and election data in Scotland

This session will look at how to ask questions about your community using existing Scottish census datasets.

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