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DataNation is a fantastic resource from The University of Edinburgh and the Edina which combines official 2011 census data with authoritative Ordnance Survey maps. You can investigate local socio-ecomic conditions, view, analyse and personalise this data to engender critical thinking. Use DataNation to:

  • Involve students in collecting data about themselves and improve understanding of a data gathering process, its purpose and benefits to society
  • Foster a positive attitude to numbers and statistics through using real data that is of interest to students
  • Enhance the process of statistical enquiry across the curriculum
  • Encourage effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teaching and learning
  • Provide access to large and meaningful real data sets
  • Make comparisons between different parts of the country and seek to explain
  • Use your own data, visualise and interpret

DataNation Learning Resources


This is a self paced course aimed at develop teacher skills and understanding to support delivery of Computing Science National Qualifications.There are a range of interactive learning resources developed by subject specialists to support teachers delivering Computing Science at National 5 and Higher. They are topic-based and cover a range of programming areas – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL.

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There are also a number of videos within the courses that illustrate how these technologies are used in industry that you may find useful to show learners. For example, how SkyScanner use SQL

To access the learning materials, you must create an account with SQA Academy.

Note: You will need to allow pop ups for SQA Academy to access the courses