Posts Tagged ‘computing’

The Art of Creative Coding

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Taken from the PBSoffbook channel on YouTube: “Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Their work includes everything from

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gcsecomputing.org.uk Review (GCSE Resource)

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gcsecomputing.org.uk is an independent subscription site run by Mike Coley. It hosts resources aimed at the OCR Computing GCSE (although AQA is also planned) and covers unit A451 as well as a few tips for the coursework modules (A452 and A453). The site is full of content

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Creating a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with your Arduino

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A clever use of the Arduino to create a very simple touchless 3D tracking interface. Could be a good project for an after school club. Links: A Touchless 3D Tracking Interface

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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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Alice 3.1 Released

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Alice 3 has finally moved from BETA to a full release. Designed to help support the transition to programming in Java, Alice 3.1 is aimed primarily at KS4 and A-Level students. Alice 2 will continue to be available and supported and will be aimed at KS2 and

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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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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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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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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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