Posts Tagged ‘programming’

Why do YouTube views freeze at 301?


Numberphile pays a visit to YouTube and learns the secret behind one of the website’s famous idiosyncrasies – why view counts on new videos often freeze at 301. It is a good video to show when teaching IF conditionals. It gives a real life example of how

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Challenges of Getting to Mars

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A great video outlining the difficulty in landing the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars. It is mentioned in the video that it took over 500,000 lines of code to program the landing procedure. Certainly worth showing to your students to show another use of programming in the

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Kuato: Play games and learn programming


Developers Kuato are currently working on a very interesting project to help teach kids how to program whilst playing a game. They have licensed the AI technology from SRI International – the company that designed SIRI for the iPhone. It looks like a very interesting project and

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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: 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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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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