Posts Tagged ‘computer science’

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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GCSE WJEC CS Course Accredited for 2012

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WJEC have gained accreditation for their new GCSE course and it is available from September 2012. According to WJEC their specification offers students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the way computers work, and to create and review computer programs for real-life purposes based on their

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Guardian Seminar Round-Up

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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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Review: Code Avengers

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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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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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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: http://www.eventbrite.com/s/8Yjf Coding at School will be

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How is computing taught in the rest of the world?

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The Guardian recently published an article about how computing is taught in other areas of the world.  The good news is that the recent changes here in the UK has been noticed around the world with many countries watching us.  The recent government announcement, the Raspberry Pi

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