The Lassie STEM Ambassador team have developed this excellent resource pack for engaging with role models and industry in lessons and activities. Continue reading Lassie STEM Ambassador Resource Pack
The Scottish AI Alliance invite all classes in Scotland to take part in their schools competition: Me, Myself & AI. Continue reading Me, Myself & AI Schools Competition from the Scottish AI Alliance
Two free clubs for school ages S1-3. Upgrade your tech skills: Design a game or code with a micro:bit Continue reading Heart of Midlothian FC Innovation Centre Clubs
Develop and challenge your cyber skills in ENUSEC’s (Edinburgh Napier Security Society) Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition, with challenges based on cryptography, open-source intelligence and more! Continue reading Capture the Flag
Explore the achievements of women in STEM throughout history and design an Augmented reality app to showcase these in an engaging way. Amazon vouchers for top three winners.
Continue reading Dundee University presents: Ada Lovelace inspired App Design Competition
Elina Karadzhova, Motion Designer & Editor, Dentsu Creative chats with Helena Good, DayDreamBelievers, sharing the challenges and opportunities on her journey to her super cool role at a global creative agency. This is followed by a video tutorial on https://spline.design/. Continue reading No Girls Allowed
Is tech just for “nerds”? Do I have to know how to code? Will I be the only woman on my course? Join some of the wonderful women from tech company Forrit, as they separate the myths from the facts about working in tech. Continue reading Myth Busting
Open now! The DressCode/J.P.Morgan Halloween Coding Competition for all primary and secondary schools. Code a Halloween themed project that includes a skeleton. Closing date 3 November Continue reading dressCode Halloween Coding Competition
The aim of this award is to provide a specific opportunity for female pupils to achieve success in Computing Science in their school. This award is supported by JPMorgan, we hope that this also raises awareness to parents and guardians that Computing Science is an important subject. There is one FREE award available for every secondary school in Scotland. The name of our award is “The Hopper Award for Excellence in Computing Science” named in honour of Grace Hopper, a pioneer of computer programming. Find out more and apply for your Award Continue reading dressCode’s Hopper Awards
Celebrate computing talent by taking part in the dressCode Role Model Poster programme. It is quick and easy to nominate. Continue reading dressCode’s Role Model Poster
In this video Daisy and Olga share how they designed two games to provoke discussion about cybersecurity. This is a great resource for anyone interested in game design and coding Continue reading Using Game Design to Provoke Cybersecurity Discussion
Do you know a teacher in Scotland who has gone the extra mile to encourage girls to get into computing?
Perhaps someone who’s inspired their female pupils in class, run a coding club for girls, or simply had some extra words of encouragement for a female pupil with an interest in computers?
If so, please nominate them for the Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2022! Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2022
Thanks to author Craig Steele we have six copies of his amazing book Ultimate Gamer: Career Mode to give away! Continue reading Games coding books up for grabs!
In this video, you’ll find out all about Augmented Reality (AR) from the experts at Whitespace. You’ll also learn how to create your own AR Snapchat filters! Continue reading Jump into Augmented Reality – Whitespace
Check out this brilliant video from Dumfries and Galloway College, featuring: Mike Jefferson
(Commercial Director, ECO), Heather Anderson (Vice-Principal, Curriculum, Borders College), Joanna Campbell (Principal, Dumfries and Galloway College), and Jane Morrison-Ross (CEO, South of Scotland Enterprise). Continue reading Tech Careers – Women in Computing and IT
By Gurjeet Shetra My name is Gurjeet Shetra, and I work within the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government as the Cyber Security Compliance and Assurance Manager. I am very new to the IT world and would most definitely not … Continue reading Taking The First Steps On My Cyber Career Journey
In this video from Head Resourcing, Rachel Ricketts discusses the wonderful world of IT, where she highlights the various options open to individuals to enter the world of IT, including college courses, university, apprenticeships. The vast array of roles within … Continue reading The Wonderful World of IT
Find out all about cyber attacks in this video from the School of Computing at Robert Gordon University! Continue reading Cyber Security Inspiration
Update: The nominations are in! The shortlist of nominated teachers is as follows… Jacqueline Campbell – Linlithgow Academy Graeme Colley – Arbroath Academy Ms Craig – St. Thomas Aquinas RC Secondary School Mr Gibson – Shawlands Academy Fraser Christie – St Paul’s RC Academy Maggie Tuohy – Douglas Academy Mrs Mitchell – Mearns Primary School And the winner of the Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2021 is… Jacqueline Campbell at Linlithgow Academy Congratulations Ms Campbell! A hamper of ethically-sourced goodies is on its way to you now, courtesy of our sponsors, VeryConnect, Morgan Stanley, and Autorek. Here’s a flavour of … Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2021
We are excited to launch our poster competition in association with dressCode and Barclays. The competition Pupils have to design their own Choose Computing Science poster. You can submit entries to via the Google form here: bit.ly/AdaScotPoster2021 Important to … Continue reading Poster Competition
By GU Switch – Glasgow University Learn about automated testing with Lucia Cangarova of Glasgow University. In this short video, Lucy will introduce you to Cypress, a framework for testing. Continue reading Automated Testing
Have you ever felt as though you’re a bit of a fraud – as though you achieved what you did through luck, not merit? This is imposter syndrome. It’s not just you. Even the most successful women have admitted to … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome
Welcome to LiDAR Forest. This online workshop aims to share some of the fascinating aspects of optical physics, including celebrating Mary Sommerville, a leading light in Scottish Physics, and the work of Dr Valerie Thomas, a main player in the … Continue reading LiDAR Forest
Suitable for students 8-14 There’s more to a Tech Tuesday session than taking a ‘well, I never knew that!’ look at the tech we use every day. Each 20-45 minute session, led by a Tech We Can teacher, is a fun, informative way to get 8-14 year olds excited about the possibilities of tech. It’s a chance to get hands on, with a challenge after each session. And it’s a chance to explore exciting career paths that most will be discovering for the first time. From AI and augmented reality to Co-Bots and even tech for the environment, there’s a … Continue reading Tech Tuesdays by Tech We Can
New for 2021! University of Dundee students and researchers share how they use computers in their work, and what they’re excited to see computers do next Staff and students from the University of Dundee talk about their female role models … Continue reading University of Dundee
The inspirational Monica Richardson will answer your questions. Are you wondering what it’s like studying Computing Science at Uni or work in industry? Continue reading Ask the Expert: Monica Richardson
What we’re about Entrepreneurship and enterprise are widely thought to be a major driver for economic growth, job creation and wider community development – three things that are essential for Scotland to flourish as a nation. Young people need to … Continue reading Scotland’s Enterprising Schools