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*ORDINARILY THE FREE RESOURCES  LISTED BELOW ARE TARGETED AT TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN SCOTLAND, BUT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC THEY ARE NOW OPEN TO ALL AND REMAIN FREE FOR ALL*

 

We've created this toolkit to help teachers introduce tech related careers into the classroom. Working with experts, we've created a series of fun and engaging lessons that are easy to deliver and are designed to fit a standard period.

From how to rob a bank through to defending a hospital, and cracking passwords to tracking rhinos (and many more), all our lessons can be found here. So far more than 130,000 pupils and teachers have used them, so they are definitely tried, tested and proven to work.

(These lessons have been designed in such a way that they support the teaching and delivery of learning outcomes from the relevant curricula and qualifications listed below)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

climate
Nov 9, 2021

Climate Change & Data Science: Use Data Science to reduce your school's carbon footprint

 

At COP26, a major scientific conference hosted in Glasgow, the world will unite to tackle climate change. Countries will work together to make plans to reduce their carbon footprints to net-zero.

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. 

This event is perfect for all classes and would be a great fit for learners interested in geography, maths, physics, and computing science. 

Broadcasting from our energy HQ in Glasgow, the location of COP26, there is no better opportunity to learn about climate change in your classroom. During this interactive activity, we’ll use real data to: 

  • Estimate YOUR school’s energy consumption
  • Research the solar energy potential at YOUR school using a geographic information system from NASA
  • Evaluate the impact a photovoltaic solar array on YOUR school’s rooftop would have on its carbon footprint 

We know that schools use a lot of electricity: consider how many lights, appliances and computers are in your school. Depending on how that electricity is generated, it could have a significant carbon footprint. 

Could generating some of that power locally using the sun have an impact? How much could be generated at YOUR school? Learners will get the answers to these questions at this event. 

The workshop is suitable for learners from P7-S4. No previous experience of data science is required. 

To take part: Teachers/parents will need access to YouTube, as the live lesson video will be streamed using a private link. Learners will need to use Google Chrome web browser 

climate
Nov 10, 2021

Climate Change & Data Science: Use Data Science to reduce your school's carbon footprint

 

*** Due to high demand we have added a second date ***

At COP26, a major scientific conference hosted in Glasgow, the world will unite to tackle climate change. Countries will work together to make plans to reduce their carbon footprints to net-zero.

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. 

This event is perfect for all classes and would be a great fit for learners interested in geography, maths, physics, and computing science. 

Broadcasting from our energy HQ in Glasgow, the location of COP26, there is no better opportunity to learn about climate change in your classroom. During this interactive activity, we’ll use real data to: 

  • Estimate YOUR school’s energy consumption
  • Research the solar energy potential at YOUR school using a geographic information system from NASA
  • Evaluate the impact a photovoltaic solar array on YOUR school’s rooftop would have on its carbon footprint 

We know that schools use a lot of electricity: consider how many lights, appliances and computers are in your school. Depending on how that electricity is generated, it could have a significant carbon footprint. 

Could generating some of that power locally using the sun have an impact? How much could be generated at YOUR school? Learners will get the answers to these questions at this event. 

The workshop is suitable for learners from P7-S4. No previous experience of data science is required. 

To take part: Teachers/parents will need access to YouTube, as the live lesson video will be streamed using a private link. Learners will need to use Google Chrome web browser 

stirling
Nov 23, 2021

Defend Stirling Castle

 

What do you get when you cross an ancient medieval castle with cutting edge cyber security?  

Use cyber security skills to defend one of Scotland's most important historical sites - Stirling Castle. 

In this interactive lesson, learners are going to step into the shoes of a cyber security defence team to defend against a live cyber attack. They will learn about modern cyber security defences and their medieval parallels, only by working together will they be able to stop the attackers. 

No knowledge of long-swords required. This lesson is delivered in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland.

We have provided two times for this event and you can attend either one:

11am lesson register here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-tech-skills-live-lesson-6-defend-stirling-castle-tickets-163509412053

2pm lesson register here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-tech-skills-live-lesson-7-defend-stirling-castle-tickets-163509895499

 

Teachers TOOLKIT

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LESSON

All our lessons, including Rob a Bank, Defend the Hospital and Crack a Million Passwords can be found here. 

CURRICULA AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

* Education Scotland Curriculum for Excellence – Outcomes and Experiences

SQA National 3 Computing Science

SQA National 4 Computing Science

SQA National 5 Computing Science

SQA National Progression Award in Cyber Security SCQF Level 4

SQA National Progression Award in Cyber Security SCQF Level 5

SQA National Progression Award in Cyber Security SCQF Level 6