The UK Data Service Scoop.it page provides a new and engaging way for teachers to show their students how research using data in our collection is being featured in the news.
This online content curation tool enables users to quickly identify news sources that refer to research findings using data in our collection. Using current affairs in teaching can help students better understand how research findings are being used to improve lives and build a better future.
Finding the data behind the headlines
The vast amount of information available on the internet can be daunting and it can take a considerable amount of time to sift through sources to identify those that are relevant. We have curated this page to provide teachers and their students with a regularly-updated source of relevant information that can be easily tailored to meet their specific subject interests.
Our Scoop.it page highlights quality sources of information and presents these in a handy visual magazine-like format that will grab the attention of students. We also make it easier to filter content to specific areas of interest. Every article has been tagged with the name of the dataset, enabling teachers and students to draw out articles relevant to their studies. Users can also conduct a more general search by keyword.
Examples of Scoop.it articles include:
- Low-income tenants battle soaring rents, Institute for Fiscal Studies (English House Condition Survey, English Housing Survey) From www.bbc.co.uk
- A Brexit no deal would hit millions of British families, major new study warns, Resolution Foundation and the University of Sussex (Living Costs and Food Survey) From www.independent.co.uk
- UWE study finds longer commute to work reduces job satisfaction, University of West England (Understanding Society) From www.itv.com
Using social media to share information
Our Scoop.it page provides a fresh approach to start a conversation. Buttons enable users to easily share any articles from our page on a variety of social media platforms.
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