We are delighted to share a wide variety of online resources for teachers and parents, collated from colleagues affiliated with Moray House School of Education and Sport and the wider University of Edinburgh.
Schools Online - resources from Moray House
Moray House teachers and student teachers have been developing a wide range of resources from recorded online conversations to blog posts with ideas for engaging pupils in different subjects, with a particular focus on mathematics and sciences.
Digital play resources
'Digital Play' has been developed by Professor Lydia Plowman within the Moray House Digital Education Team as a response to help individuals learn more about the role of digital media in the lives of children. It focuses on young children aged up to five or six and is intended to be useful for educators, students, childminders and others working with parents and caregivers at home or in early childhood education and care settings.
Professional Learning 'in conversation' recordings
Confidence and Resilience in Conversation with Carol Craig
- Video: Confidence and Resilience in Conversation With Carol Craig Recording
- Confidence and Resilience in Conversation With Carol Craig Recording - From Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka on November 3rd, 2020 - For MHSES website's Professional Learning In Conversation section
Trauma and Culturally Informed Mental Health Interventions and Services in Conversation with Dr Javita Narang
- Video: Trauma and Culturally Informed Mental Health Interventions and Services in Conversation with Dr Javita Narang
- Trauma and Culturally Informed Mental Health Interventions and Services in Conversation with Dr Javita Narang - From Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka on November 4th, 2020 - For MHSES website's Professional Learning In Conversation section
Interdisciplinary learning resources
The Open.Ed resources to support teachers specifically are freely available via the Open.Ed page on the TES website. Many interdisciplinary learning resources support learning in areas ranging from food production and insects, to plastic in the ocean, to 'kind clothing' and sustainable fashion.
Digimap for schools
The online teaching and learning resource, Digimap for Schools, is being made freely available to support school pupils worldwide during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The award-winning Digimap for Schools service – which aids teaching of geography, maths, literacy, history and data skills – was created by the University’s EDINA centre of excellence, which specialises in data and digital technologies. This online resource is available for use by their teachers and pupils working at home, whether they are based in the UK or overseas. Digimap for Schools is currently used by around 2,000 primary and 1,000 secondary schools across the UK.
The service – which is designed for use by pupils as young as five years old – comes with learning resources aligned to Scottish, Welsh and English schools’ curricula. It gives pupils and teachers access to a wide range of Ordnance Survey maps, as well as National Library of Scotland historical mapping, Get Mapping aerial imagery of the UK, and Collins Bartholomew World Panorama global maps.
Resources for all
These online resources include opportunities for everyday learning about a wide variety of subjects, open educational resource initiatives, and open online collections from the University of Edinburgh.
Free short online courses
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of free online courses that can be a valuable resource for academic skills and personal development.