Posts Tagged ‘KS3’

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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Kodu Kup Launched in the UK

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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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Review: Super Scratch Programming Adventure

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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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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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Kodu Mars Edition Announced

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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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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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Hackasaurus – ‘Mash up websites’

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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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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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