Archive for the ‘KS2’ Category

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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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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Kodu Mars Edition Announced

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Kodu have announced that they are soon to release Kodu: Mars Edition This will highlight NASA’s mission to Mars which was highlighted in a recent Coding at School news post. The new edition will have a new character as well as three new curriculum pieces to help

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Animation 12 Winners Announced

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The winners of this year’s Animation 12 competition was announced this week and now the videos showcasing their efforts have been put online. This years overall winner winning the EA Hollywood Beckons Award were Harvey Rothman and Stephen Leadbetter from Llandrindod High School.   You can watch

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Challenges of Getting to Mars

Curiosity Rover

A great video outlining the difficulty in landing the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars. It is mentioned in the video that it took over 500,000 lines of code to program the landing procedure. Certainly worth showing to your students to show another use of programming in the

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Electronic ‘LEGO’

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Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and an artist. She has developed an open source system called littleBits of preassembled, modular circuits that snap together with magnets. It is similar in idea to LEGO, but with the emphasis on building electronic circuits. On her talk on TED she

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Hackasaurus – ‘Mash up websites’

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Hackasaurus is an open source project from Mission:Mozilla. It is a suite of tools and curriculum that make it easy for anyone to learn webmaking through HTML and CSS. It is built around their X-Ray Goggle technology that allows you to ‘see behind’ web pages and look

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National Code Club Volunteers (KS2)

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A volunteer project has been set up to try and encourage programming in primary schools.  ’Code Club’ is aimed at students between the ages of 10-11 and their aim is to get the club up and running in 25% of UK primary schools by 2014. The club

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Raspberry Pi on CBBC

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CBBC recently made a short video introducing the Raspberry Pi. Worth showing to younger students if you plan to purchase them for your school (if you can get your hands on any!). Source: CBBC Video

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