Archive for the ‘KS3’ Category

Review: Python for Kids

python4kids

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

koducup

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 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

SSPA2

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

codecademyafterschool

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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New Python MOOC Course

mooc

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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Kodu Mars Edition Announced

mars landing game

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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Why do YouTube views freeze at 301?

numberphile

Numberphile pays a visit to YouTube and learns the secret behind one of the website’s famous idiosyncrasies – why view counts on new videos often freeze at 301. It is a good video to show when teaching IF conditionals. It gives a real life example of how

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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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