Resources

Links to online free resources available for children, young people, teachers, parents, youth workers and more. A variety of resources under different headings which will inspire and support children and young people in the classroom and out. Information about the world of work, different industries, competitions and project work that can be built into lesson plans or provide extra-curricular activities to develop children and young people’s skills, knowledge and ambitions.

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Women in Engineering and Technology

Shell partnered with other companies like Rolls Royce, Mott Macdonald and GSK to inspire female students and graduates to join companies like Shell. They believe that by collaborating with industry partners, we can achieve more. The Women in Engineering & Technology event was at the Science Museum in November 2017. Learn more about future events and working together

F1 in Schools

International challenge to design & build a F1 car. Includes support resources.

Engineering Real-life Heroes with Letitia Wright

This short film brings together breakout star Letitia Wright – whose recent on-screen characters have inspired a world-wide movement of youngsters gaining interest in STEM, and Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE – social entrepreneur, co-founder of STEMettes, and the youngest ever girl to pass A-level computing at 11 years old. Together, they shine a light on the journeys of four students preparing for this year’s #shellecomarathon.

Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering & Technology

#makethefuture gender balanced. Shell spoke to women engineers across the globe about the gender gap. This is what they told us.

Barclays Digital Eagles

Support resources for doing everyday tasks on-line, including link to Code Playground, to help young people learn basics of coding.

Barclay Life Skills

Support for young people, teachers, parents & businesses on a variety of life skills, i.e. interviews, CV’s, inspiration, work experience and curriculum planning, etc.

Girl Geek Scotland

Resources and Forums for those working & studying in creativity, computer, enterprise and related sectors in Scotland.

Digital World

Up-to-date information about the digital industry, including careers and studying.

Teen Tech

Events, activities & challenges pupils can take part in.

Apps for Good

Challenge students to build an app. Compliments curriculum. Resources & support available for teachers.

STEMettes

Campaign, STEM is for girls as well. Support for in the classroom and afterschool clubs.

STEM Ambassadors

STEM ambassadors can be built into your curriculum. Support for teachers.

I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here

Opportunities for students to live chat with scientists and professionals in the STEM industries. Resources to support the event and teachers.

Video Game Ambassadors

Visits/interactions with professionals from the gaming industry. Can be built into the curriculum.

Microsoft

Education community. Digital resources available, sharing of resources, best practice and ideas.

Apple

Education community. Digital resources available, training, sharing resources, best practice and ideas.

Apple

Training on using Apple products in an educational environment.

Wildlife Watch

Resources, activities & competitions on wildlife & the environment.

EDT

A variety of taster sessions and challenges to encourage secondary school students into STEM.

Digital Skills Scotland

Information about training available to Scottish businesses i.e. digital marketing, app development.

Made with Code

Inspiration, games, resources & more. Focus on girls coding.

Improbable Research

Some of the oddest things scientists are researching around the world. Making STEM more interesting. Link to the IgNoble Prize.

Code.org

Learn to code.

Huge selection of engaging games for younger learners. Independent learning courses for older learners. Large selection of teaching materials.

Barefoot

Teaching activities and support for teachers to become digitally literate. Aimed at primary school.

Futurism.com

Filled with articles, infographics and videos to inspire.

I love Science

Filled with articles to inspire. Search by topic.

Material World

Resources created by Glasgow Clyde College, Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership & EDT that explore the science and process behind creating fabric and in what ways those fabrics can be used.

Scratch

Free platform to create your own games. Learn to code and more.

Micro Bit

Get creative with technology and learn about coding.

National Improvement Hub

Digital lesson plans for BGE, emphasis on girls into digital. Scope to adapt to suit level 4.

Kodu

Build games for free.

Primary Engineering

Introducing engineering to primary school children, can follow onto Secondary Engineering in secondary school. CPD for staff

Lego Education

Resources for all levels of education. Some free classroom resources. Competitions. Lesson plans for Lego products.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Information about using Raspberry Pi’s as well as lots of resources and support.

Pioneers (Raspberry Pi)

Competition using Raspberry Pi. Open to any young people.

Swift

Apple app, allows you to build apps for Apple products for free.

Daisy the Dinosaur

Free Apple app to teach young children coding.

Code Blast

Free Apple app to teach young children coding and problem solving.

Tinker CAD

Entry level CAD package.

Fusion 360

CAD package. Next step up from TinkerCAD. 30 day free trial.

Icould

Videos covering various industries in Scotland giving an insight into what a career could be like.

My World of Work

Resources on industries, careers, pathways, studying methods, how to build CV’s, interview techniques, job searches and more.

Skills Development Scotland

Resources on industries, careers, pathways and more. Good information about Labour Market Stats and what this means for young people.

Founders 4 Schools

Charity to help bring professionals in to inspire students, often entrepreneurs.

Awards Network

A guide to youth awards in Scotland. Different search functions.

TED Talks

Talks on every topic imaginable from experts and individuals from all over the world. Great way to introduce a topic and start discussion. Some talks specifically for or by young people.

Dove Self-Esteem Project

Campaign to improve young people’s self-esteem. Resources for teachers, parents & youth workers. Discussion topics and info.

Be What You Want

Information and resources for young people, teachers and parents/carers on gender stereotyping in jobs and how to avoid this.

Graduate Apprenticeships at U of D

The University of Dundee Graduate Apprenticeship courses are designed with industry to help employees learn at degree level. They offer practical, work-based learning in a range of subjects to meet business goals.

The WOW Factor

Workbook from Northern Ireland on employability including tasks for students.

Prince’s Trust

Support resources suitable for young people on things like applying for jobs, professionalism, money management, etc.

Apprenticeships. Scot

Information about the apprenticeship models available in Scotland. Advertised apprenticeship positions from across Scotland.

Scot Grad

Placements for graduates across Scotland. Information for students about careers and applications. Information for employers. Includes case studies.

Skills You Need

Information about a variety of soft skills including emotional intelligence.

Career Ready

Linking students with employers to deliver internships, mentoring, masterclasses, etc.

EY

Reports about young people and employment.

Tesco Youth Academy

Information & resources for young people & teachers on developing key skills for life & work.

Not Going to Uni

Lots of advice, articles, inspiration about alternatives to university across Britain. Also includes the ability to ask direct questions.

SCVO – A Young Persons Guide to Volunteering

A young persons guide to working or volunteering in Scotland’s third sector. A useful document that explains what the third sector is as well as the huge range of careers that it contains. Information and stats about why volunteering is good. Links to other organisations & information about volunteering.

The Female Lead

Campaign to offer alternative role models. Information cards and films online. Book available.

Girl Geek Scotland

Resources and Forums for those working & studying in creativity, computer, enterprise and related sectors in Scotland.

STEMettes

Campaign, STEM is for girls as well. Support for in the classroom and afterschool clubs.

Like a Girl

Campaign to give girls confidence, particularly in sports. Link to using the campaign in school.

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland

Large selection of resources encouraging interaction with the outdoors. Includes literacy, history, environment and more.

Countryside Learning Scotland

Scottish charity helping people to learn about the countryside. Provides a programme of education; classroom speakers, resources on countryside topics and school visits into the countryside.

Wildlife Watch

Resources, activities & competitions on wildlife & the environment.

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Comic Life

Online resource to practice literacy, creativity, planning and more.

Open 4

4 modules on making factual TV programmes, find out if a career in media is right for you?

Scottish Book Trust

Huge selection of resources, events, competitions, CPD and more for all age groups.

Creative Pathways

A programme run by Dundee Rep with opportunities for young people including Apprenticeships, Volunteering etc

Springboard

Resources, information, career pathways & case studies about careers in the hospitality industry. Challenges & courses as well. Information for young people, teachers & employers.

Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Lots of information. Resources, games, competitions, career pathways, videos, case studies, curriculum areas and more about the food and drink industry; manufacturing, healthy eating, marketing and more.

Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Videos on numerous topics connected to the manufacture and selling of food and drink products in Scotland, including career pathways and case studies.

Scottish Book Trust

Huge selection of resources, events, competitions, CPD and more for all age groups.

Historic Environment Scotland

Large selection of resources on numerous topics. HES have a travel subsidy for school trips.

Dig It 2017

Events & information about archaeology in Scotland. Numerous resources on using Minecraft in the classroom.

National Trust

Large selection of resources on numerous topics. Including information about careers as well as curriculum linked recommendations. Information about travel subsidies.

Heritage Hero Award

Free award available for groups undertaking heritage work. Resources and support available for every step.

Archaeology Scotland

Numerous resources and activities which you can download or have sent to you. Suitable for a variety of ages. Hands on and research. Links to additional resources.

Volunteer Scotland

Wide range of volunteering opportunities across Scotland and information about volunteering abroad

Project Scotland

Volunteering opportunities for 16-30 year olds.

Volunteer Centre Dundee

Volunteering opportunities in Dundee.

Voluntary Action Angus

Volunteering opportunities in Angus

Fabulous Classroom

Resources for teachers & parents on a variety of subjects

Mentor UK

Resources for teachers, parents/carers & communities on engaging children and young people in conversations about alcohol & drugs.

Young Scot

Information on a variety of topics, aimed at young people.

Life Skills Challenges

A range of challenges that are designed to structure learning and demonstrate achievement in a range of curriculum areas.

Google for Education

Products, Training, Resource & Challenges. Online community for educators.

Awards Network

A guide to youth awards in Scotland. Different search functions.

Learn 4 Good

Large selection of free online games that students can play. Variety of search filters.

IWonder

Answers to weird and wonderful questions.

Rocket Fund

Kickstarter for school projects.

Educational App Store

Large selection of educational apps. Lots of search criteria.

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