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.
Family learning and parental engagement resources
The Moray House Read, Write, Count Collaborative led by Dr Gale Macleod has developed a wide range of resources including engaging videos to support families in extending children's learning at home.
Furthermore, Barbara Middleton and Gale Macleod have delivered a series of CPD sessions for teachers on family learning approaches hosted by Scottish Book Trust, City of Edinburgh and Moray House Professional Learning. Watch a recording of one of these CPD sessions below.
- Video: Webinar: Using Read, Write Count resources to support a Family Learning Approach
- This is a recording of a CPD session for teachers on the available Read, Write, Count resources to support family learning and parental engagement
Understanding Inequalities Resources
"How crime has changed in Scotland" – a data comic by the Understanding Inequalities project suitable for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level
The Understanding Inequalities research project is taking a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the direct and indirect causes and consequences of inequality, how it manifests in different ways across different social groups and a range of spatial levels. We worked with graphic artist Miranda Smith, who used data and findings provided by the researchers to develop a comic that looks at how crime has changed in Scotland, including how young people have contributed to the crime drop. It also explores poverty as a risk factor for offending and what happens to young offenders who are caught by the police.
"We'll take the low road": a data comic exploring how has Scotland fared in pursuing its vision for lower inequality
University of Edinburgh colleagues worked on a data visualisation project focussing on inequality and inclusion. They drew on partners' research to look at a number of measures of inequality (including income, housing, educational attainment and exposure to crime) to explore how these factors have impacted on life outcomes for people in Scotland compared with England in the 20 years since the Scotland Act 1998.
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.