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Guardian Seminar Round-Up


An excellent round-up of the recent Guardian seminar for Computer Science can be found here. It is written by William Lau who describes himself as: “Innovative teacher of Technology, ICT and Media. Believes in preparing students for life in the uncertain and exciting future.”

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Scratch and Python Course

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Coding at School is pleased to announce that we are running our first CPD course on the 9th and 11th July. It will cover both Scratch and Python and is aimed at teachers with little programming knowledge. Find out more about the course and book your tickets

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Review: Code Avengers


Code Avengers is a website which aims to help teach Javascript (and soon HTML) to students. Designed by Michael Walmsley, Code Avengers is aimed at GCSE level students at was initially designed to cover the New Zealand curriculum. The first thing you will notice is that the

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Electronic ‘LEGO’


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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Adobe Generation Course

Adobe have started a free online course for young, creative students. Aimed at students between the ages of 14-19 who would like to be games designers, animators, video artists, or photographers. The course is 2.5 hours a week for 10 weeks and students receive Adobe certification at

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Google: The Story of Send


Google has launched a new site the details the journey an email takes once you click the ‘send’ button. Some of the videos and talks are a little complex, but it does show students what an amazing journey each email takes before reaching us. It is very

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BAFTA Young Game Designers


The BAFTA Young Game Designers competition has launched again, but this time there is a slight difference. Previously students could only enter a design plan for a game (Game Concept Award), but this year there is a second competition that also allows students to actually develop their

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Scratch 2.0 News


The Scratch 2.0 prototype will be made publicly available from May 17 to May 21 at the following address: Here is a video preview. It looks like it is really coming along and will be a fantastic update.

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Exclusive: Computing GCSE News


Today I attended a computing qualifications meetup at Anglia Ruskin University that was attended by the three main exam boards; OCR, AQA and Edexcel. Please excuse any typos or mistakes – I have typed this up very quickly (and published it in the early hours) as I

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Review: Play My Code


Play My Code is a website by Studio Fortress offering a browser based development environment to program games. It uses its own unique language called Quby which is very similar to Ruby syntax. There is good documentation available to get you started, but the forum is a

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