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IO: Changing The Game Cartoon

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IO (Interactive Opportunities) has released a cartoon overview of the IT journey in the UK with examples of people who are already making a difference. It offers a nice overview to how we have got to where we are now and who is leading the way across

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Learn 4 Life – Interviews (Apps for Good & Raspberry Pi)

Learn 4 life have conducted two interviews recently. One with Debbie Forster of Apps for Good and one with Pete Wood at the Open Hardware User Group about Raspberry Pi. Both very interesting and worth listening to. Debbie Forster of Apps for Good Pete Wood about the

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Hackasaurus – ‘Mash up websites’


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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From Gamer to Racing Driver

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For those gamers in your class that play games dreaming of it being the real thing, this story is a sign that maybe it isn’t completely out of reach. Jann Mardenborough, a shy boy who spent a lot of time playing Gran Turismo has won a competition

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New Computing GCSEs Event

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For anybody interested in delivering GCSE Computing, there is an event coming up at Anglia Ruskin University with representatives from AQA, EDExcel and OCR talking about their GCSE in Computing/Computer Science/Computing Science – 8th May 5pm in Chelmsford – register here: Coding at School will be

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Google Drive Released

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Google have launched a new cloud service called Google Drive. Similar to Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox, Google Drive will allow you to store, access and share files online. 5GB of storage are offered for free, but users will be able to upgrade up to 16TB (for $799.99

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Apps for Good Deadline Looms


The Apps for Good deadline for becoming a school partner is fast approaching. If you wish to take part in this excellent programme, you need to have your application submitted by the 30th April. Head over to their website for more details Sources Apps for Good Website

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30th Anniversary of the ZX Spectrum

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Google’s doodle today is advertising the fact that it is the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum. The ZX Spectrum was an 8 bit computer released by Sinclair in 1982 and earned Sir Clive Sinclair a knighthood. It was incredibly popular for programming (Sinclair Basic) and gaming.

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National Code Club Volunteers (KS2)


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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Microsoft Release RDS4 (Robotics)


Microsoft have released the full version of their Robotics Developer Studio 4. It is built to incorporate the Microsoft Kinect sensor easily into robotic development. The robot recommended to go with the setup is available from for around £785 (which does not include the Kinect sensor),

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