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Review: Python for Kids

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Python for Kids is a new No Starch publication written by Jason R. Briggs. Aimed at children from the ages of 10 up who would like to learn Python, the book starts with the very basics even down to installing Python on your computer. With Python being

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Kodu Kup Launched in the UK

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Recently at this year’s BETT show, the Kodu Kup was officially launched in the UK.  It has been running in the US for a number of years, but this is the first time UK students will get the opportunity to compete against one another.  Any child from

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The Art of Creative Coding

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Taken from the PBSoffbook channel on YouTube: “Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Their work includes everything from

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The Art of Motion Capture

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Revision 3 have released their second episode of Good Job which looks at different opportunities in the gaming industry. This episode looks at the art of motion capture where they talk to Nateon Ajello, from Mixamo, who is a student at a martial arts studio run by

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Review: Super Scratch Programming Adventure

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Super Scratch Programming Adventure is a new publication from No Starch Press. It is written in a comic book style format and covers 9 projects of varying difficulty. All of the projects are centered around game making and include many references to popular books, films or events

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Codecademy After School Club

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Codecademy have launched an after school club project which includes a scheme of work teacher’s pack and a lounge for teachers to discuss ideas. It is great to see Codecademy still pushing new ideas to introduce programming in schools and these new resources look very good. Sources:

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gcsecomputing.org.uk Review (GCSE Resource)

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gcsecomputing.org.uk is an independent subscription site run by Mike Coley. It hosts resources aimed at the OCR Computing GCSE (although AQA is also planned) and covers unit A451 as well as a few tips for the coursework modules (A452 and A453). The site is full of content

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New Python MOOC Course

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A new style of course, MOOC, is about to launch and Python is first up. A group of online-learning ventures is collaborating on a new kind of free class to be offered this fall, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will teach

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The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

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Following on from our story on Glitch Art, 8 bit art also has a good following. It doesn’t just end with graphics either, 8 bit music also popular and even has live gigs! Could be a good opportunity for cross curricular work with art or music and

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Creating a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with your Arduino

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A clever use of the Arduino to create a very simple touchless 3D tracking interface. Could be a good project for an after school club. Links: A Touchless 3D Tracking Interface

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