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Free open educational resources from the University of Edinburgh to download and adapt for primary and secondary teaching. Winner of the 2021 OEGlobal Awards for Excellence Open Curation Award for this collection of high quality student made OER on the TES platform.

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Free open educational resources from the University of Edinburgh to download and adapt for primary and secondary teaching. Winner of the 2021 OEGlobal Awards for Excellence Open Curation Award for this collection of high quality student made OER on the TES platform.
Stories from Buddhist Traditions
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Stories from Buddhist Traditions

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These are teaching resources for use in Religious and Moral Education, and describe some of the stories of various Buddhist traditions. Although the resources have been created in consultation with Education Scotland and Scottish school teachers, we hope they will also be useful to teachers in other parts of the UK (or even beyond). The resource is structured to meet the Education Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence standard for RME. The resource is divided according to the three structuring principles of the experiences and outcomes for RME in Scotland: Beliefs, Values and Issues, and Practices and Traditions. Keywords are also provided to indicate the particular relevance of the story. The file contains six stories in PDF format, sorted by the principles stated above, and an introduction to Jakatas. The What’s It Tree and the Prince Vessantara stories both have accompanying PowerPoint Presentations for illustrative purposes. The full collection of resources is downloadable in a zipped folder. Selected documents are duplicated outwith this main folder to allow for previews to be displayed on tes. Resources provided as part of the project Approaching Religion Through Story are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. They are free to use, copy and adapt for all non-commercial purposes. More RME resources can be found at http://www.storyandreligion.div.ed.ac.uk/schools/resources/ , and more OERs from the University of Edinburgh can be found at open.ed.ac.uk . Cover image is Vessantara Jataka, Narrative Scroll, by Anonymous (Thailand) is licensed under CC0.
Christian Parables teaching resource.
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Christian Parables teaching resource.

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These are teaching resources for use in Religious and Moral Education, and describe some of the parables of the Christian faith as told in the New Testament. Although the resources have been created in consultation with Education Scotland and Scottish school teachers, we hope they will also be useful to teachers in other parts of the UK (or even beyond). The resource is structured to meet the Education Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence standard for RME. The resource is divided according to the three structuring principles of the experiences and outcomes for RME in Scotland: Beliefs, Values and Issues, and Practices and Traditions. Keywords are also provided to indicate the particular relevance of the story. The file contains six parables in PDF format, sorted by the principles stated above, and an introduction to parables. Resources provided as part of the project Approaching Religion Through Story are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. They are free to use, copy and adapt for all non-commercial purposes. More RME resources can be found at http://www.storyandreligion.div.ed.ac.uk/schools/resources/ , and more OERs from the University of Edinburgh can be found at open.ed.ac.uk . Cover images is Parable of the hidden treasure, by possibly Rembrandt; possibly Gerard Dou, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Psychology Research Methods
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Psychology Research Methods

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‘Psych Research Methods’ is a resource that ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum. It includes detailed presentation slides and notes covering 2 lessons, including student worksheet and in class activities. The full contents of this resource will download as a zipped folder containing multiple sub-folders. A selection of preview images are included outwith the main folder to give a better view of the resource via the tes website. Key words: Psychology, Research Cover image: ‘person writing on brown wooden table near white ceramic mug’ by Green Chameleon on Unsplash, used under the Unsplash Licence, https://unsplash.com/photos/s9CC2SKySJM with text and logo overlay.
Sow it, Grow it, Taste it (Interdisciplinary Learning)
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Sow it, Grow it, Taste it (Interdisciplinary Learning)

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An interdisciplinary approach to growing and tasting vegetables using experiences and outcomes in the sciences, health and wellbeing, numeracy and literacy. Young learners love to be practical and this resource encourages them to grow plants from seed, fruit and vegetable scraps. The learners are encouraged to taste what they grow, where possible, and to discuss their taste preferences. The additional activities suggested include possible scientific investigations, planting up old wellies, growing hanging baskets with salad & herbs or planting bulbs for a present. Encouraging young learners to recognise common fruits and vegetables and consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables daily is included. The Education Scotland website has a series of very useful links about ‘The Way We Grow and Catch Food in Scotland’. Suitable for Early Education under the Scottish CfE. Keywords: Biodiversity and Interdependence, Nutrition, Safe and Hygenic Practice, Food and the Consumer, Creating texts, Data and analysis, Number and Number Processes, ICT to enhance learning. EdUniOER Cover image is Raphanus sativus, red radish variant by Martin Kozák (Wikimedia), licensed under CC0.
LGBT+ Issues - A resource for Secondary Schools
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LGBT+ Issues - A resource for Secondary Schools

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This is an adaptation of a resource originally created by students in the School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh about LGBT+ identity and associated social, legal and political issues. It is suitable for use with secondary school pupils of all ages. Created by Derrick Ng & Navina Senthilkumar This resource may be reused, redistributed and modified, as long as the authors and the University of Edinburgh are credited. ©University of Edinburgh released under a CC BY license. Cover image is by gagnonm1993 (Pixabay) and is licensed under the Pixabay license.
Plants: what they need to grow and why we need them
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Plants: what they need to grow and why we need them

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This resource is aimed at Level 2 students studying plant germination and decay by microorganisms. Through this resource school learners develop their scientific knowledge, skills and scientific literacy in addition to honing their practical skills. This resource promotes appreciation for the environment and includes five activities, which relate to the second level Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Experiences and Outcomes and Benchmarks. Created as part of the School of Geosciences’ Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. Author: Sara Thornton and Tabitha Ewing Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license Keywords: plants, environment, micro-organisms, ecosystem, photosynthesis, germination, seeds Cover image Plassiflora seedling by BlueRidgeKitties on Flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.
Descriptive Statistics: AVERAGES
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Descriptive Statistics: AVERAGES

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A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at Advanced Higher (AS-Level, and above), and early FE/HE levels. Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding and application of ‘central tendency’ in fieldwork, assignments and examination questions. It complements the Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
Descriptive Statistics: Describing Data & Variables
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Descriptive Statistics: Describing Data & Variables

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A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at Advanced Higher (AS-Level, and above), and early FE/HE levels. Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding of the different terms used to describe data and variables commonplace in literature on the internet. It complements the Geoscience Guides (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
Descriptive Statistics: DISPERSION
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Descriptive Statistics: DISPERSION

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A power point resource for teachers of biology, geography and environmental science for pupils studying at Advanced Higher, ( AS-Level, and above), and early FE/HE levels. Of use for helping to achieve a basic understanding and application of the ‘spread of data’ in fieldwork, assignments and examination questions. It complements the Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guide-to-descriptive-statistics-in-geosciences-11308746).
Environmental Sciences: Graphs
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Environmental Sciences: Graphs

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A resource for 1st to 2nd year undergraduate levels which details the use of graphs in the field of environmental science. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application of mathematics. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords Science/data handling / graphs Biology/data handling/graphs Environmental science /data handling /graphs OER, EdUniOERGeo
Nothing Goes to Waste in Nature - Lesson Plans on Organic Matter Cycling
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Nothing Goes to Waste in Nature - Lesson Plans on Organic Matter Cycling

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The Earth system is full of cycles - a strong contrast to the often linear product pathways in our society. The organic matter cycle is one of them, it is easy to grasp with lots of potential for hands-on ecological science and outdoor learning! Originally developed for primary school children with complex behavioural and emotional needs (aged 9-11 years), this series contains three lesson plans full of hands-on learning activities. The lessons are easy to carry out, built on individual and group based learning activities and have an emphasis on the outdoors. Suitable for teaching pupils at Scottish CfE First and Second Levels. Exact E&Os are detailed in the resource. Keywords: biology, ecology, organic matter cycling, EdUniOERGeo
Guide to Inferential Statistics in Geosciences
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Guide to Inferential Statistics in Geosciences

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A resource for pupils studying at Advanced Higher (A Levels) and above, which details the use of inferential statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
Environmental Sciences: Descriptive Statistics
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Environmental Sciences: Descriptive Statistics

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A resource for pupils studying at 1st to 2nd year undergraduate levels which details the use of descriptive statistics in the field of geoscience and ecology. May be of use to teachers of geography, ecology, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo
Environmental Sciences: Scientific Investigation
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Environmental Sciences: Scientific Investigation

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A resource for pupils studying at Aimed at 1st to 2nd year undergraduate levels which details scientific investigation and the methodology used in the field of geoscience and ecology. May be of use to teachers of geography, ecology, and science (particularly biology). Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/ Investigation/AH investigation Chemistry/Investigation/AH Investigation Environmental Science/investigation/AH investigation OER, EdUniOERGeo
Guide to Scientific Investigation in Geosciences
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Guide to Scientific Investigation in Geosciences

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A resource for pupils studying at Higher, Advanced Higher (AS-Levels) and above which details scientific investigation and the methodology used in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography and science (particularly biology). Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/ Investigation/AH investigation Chemistry/Investigation/AH Investigation Environmental Science/investigation/AH investigation OER, EdUniOERGeo
Guide to Drawing and Interpreting Graphs in Geosciences
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Guide to Drawing and Interpreting Graphs in Geosciences

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A resource for pupils studying at SCQF Level 6-7, (Scottish Higher, AS-Level, and above) which details the use of graphs in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application of mathematics. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and scientific investigation learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas & Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords Science/data handling / graphs Biology/data handling/graphs Environmental science /data handling /graphs OER, EdUniOERGeo
Pokemon Average Posters
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Pokemon Average Posters

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A set of three posters aimed at Primary School learners that lay out different techniques for finding averages, using the example of Pokemon Hit Points. The posters cover mean, mode and median methods, include graphs to visually show averages and information about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also included are versions of the posters that are editable in PowerPoint. For these to display correctly users will need to download the following free font https://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Pokemon__Normal.font Key words: Mean, Mode, Median, Average, Graphs, Pokemon Created as part of the School of Geosciences’ Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit http://www.open.ed.ac.uk Authors: Kay Douglas, Tomas Sanders and Rebecca Shannon Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license
'Prejudice Reduction Strategies' Psychology Resource
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'Prejudice Reduction Strategies' Psychology Resource

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This resource is a presentation with activities about contact theory, the bystander effect and cognitive dissonance. It also contains short biographies of the two co-authors and details of their academic involvement in psychology. The target audience for this resource is learners studying the Scottish National 5 Psychology course (or equivalent). Learning outcomes Understand the difference between stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination Be able to recognise a prejudiced comment Ability to respond to prejudiced comment in a constructive way Know several effective prejudice reducing strategies Understand the basics of contact theory Understand the bystander effect and its underlying factors Understand cognitive dissonance In this resource This resource bundle includes pdf and editable versions of the following: Practitioner Notes: contains notes detailing how to deliver the lessons, an activity on ‘Practising Prejudice Reduction’, and a ‘Meet the Psychologists’ section providing a short introduction to the authors of the resource. Presentation: a short presentation. Details of use and when to present are included in the Practitioner Notes. This resource was created as part of Psychology Outreach and Engagement which allows undergraduate psychology students to develop new projects aimed at meeting the needs of local community partners as part of their degree. This resource was developed in partnership with Craigroyston Community High School, Edinburgh. Lorna Camus, an MA Hons Psychology student and Agniete Pocyte, a BSc Hons Psychology student, produced and delivered the resource with the help of Eric Freund, a teacher at Craigroyston Community High School. We are indebted to Eric, but we would also like to thank his 1A and his 2C classes for their participation and enthusiasm. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit open.ed.ac.uk. Author: Lorna Camus and Agniete Pocyte, adapted by Kay Douglas and Andrew Ferguson. Unless otherwise stated, all content is released under a CC BY 4.0 license.
How to conduct Wikipedia Editing training
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How to conduct Wikipedia Editing training

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This resource contains two items, a detailed lesson plan and an accompanying slideshow/deck. Created by The University of Edinburgh’s Wikimedian-in-Residence, Ewan McAndrew, the plan should assist any Wikipedia trainer in how to run a Wikipedia editing training sessions. If you’re located in the UK, please message Wikimedia UK (info@wikimedia.org.uk) to let them know you are planning to run a training session as there are signup sheets, feedback forms and Wikimedia swag materials they can provide you with along with guidance about best practice. They can also potentially link you with Wikipedians in your area to help out at the session. Cover image is Editing Wikipedia by Veronica Erb on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences
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Guide to Descriptive Statistics in Geosciences

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A resource for pupils studying at Advanced Higher (A2-Level, and above) which details the use of descriptive statistics in the field of geoscience. May be of use to teachers of geography, the sciences or even as an application in a mathematics or statistics course. Of use for helping to achieve problem solving, data handling and numeracy learning outcomes. All content released under a CC BY license. Authors: Kay Douglas and Sophie Flack © University of Edinburgh Keywords: Biology/data and statistics/data handling, Environmental science/data and statistics/data handling, Chemistry/data and statistics/data handling University of Edinburgh, EdUniOERGeo