Using technology and digital tools to support data handling in primary STEM subjects NC003 / A22

Start date
6 Mar 23
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Handling data is an area which spans several subjects at primary. This course introduces digital tools for data collection and handling and considers how they develop children’s learning in science and maths and digital skills. 

This course will enable teachers to support pupils in developing practical expertise to use devices to collect and log data from a variety of sources. It will explore different ways of organising and representing data using digital tools. You will learn about the micro: bit a small micro-computer, which can be used to record data such as light, temperature and sound to support learning in science, maths, and computing. You will also learn how to use the device as a datalogger and how to view the stored data and use data handling software to represent it in tables, charts and graphs. 

This course will have lots of hands-on experience of learning about micro: bits and how to use them in your classroom to log data during a range of investigations. As well as these practical aspects, the course will look at how to develop skills and approaches and will explore projects where children learn and apply digital skills to maximise opportunities for learning about data in a primary classroom. 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for KS2 teachers and subject leads. 

What topics are covered?

  • STEM approach to data handling 
  • data collection and basic logging
  • data logging with micro: bit
  • identifyng investigations using the micro: bit as datalogger
  • using and analysing data
  • data driven projects at primary
  • developing digital skills using the micro: bit
  • how to develop problem solving and thinking skills through data driven investigations

How will you learn?

Face to face

How long is this course?

2 days

Who is the course leader?

  • Dale Jones

    In 1996 I saw the light and entered the teaching profession. I've taught mainly in the West Midlands but spent a couple of years across the border...


You will be able to:

●    use the micro: bit for data logging investigations

●    explore practical activities which developing digital skills


1 Developing a primary STEM approach through data driven projects06 March 202311:00-19:00
2 Developing a primary STEM approach through data driven projects07 March 202309:00-16:00


This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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