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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 cyber and data 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 100,000 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

Data art
Apr 28, 2021

Code Your Data Selfie

Join our data science team to create a data-driven piece of digital art about the person you know best: YOU.

In this workshop, you’ll get to code your own self-portrait using personal data. You will use data visualisation software to create an abstract drawing based on data you choose to share. You’ll also get to look behind the code to discover how it works – and see if you can decode data selfies of famous figures.

No previous experience of data science is required.

Gamers at play
Apr 29, 2021

Meet the Gaming Experts: Sound & Vision

Meet the people behind Scotland's gaming industry.

Imagine games without soundtracks, animations, or vivid worlds. In this session we'll focus on what you hear, and what you see. We'll have two experts on the stream, Luci Holland who works in audio, and Searra Dodds who is a visual artist who has worked on a range of BAFTA winning projects.

Hear about what they've been working on, and ask the questions you want answered to turn your gaming skills into a job in gaming.

Gamers at play
May 14, 2021

Meet The Gaming Experts: Behind The Scenes

Meet the people behind Scotland's gaming industry.

In this session we'll go behind the scenes. There's so many interesting jobs in gaming: programmers, writers, marketers, project managers, and testers. We'll have two experts on the stream, a software engineer, and someone from business and marketing. Hear about their working lives, and ask the questions you want answered to turn your gaming skills into a job in gaming.

Teachers TOOLKIT

cyber pilot

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