Tynker. Blockly - A visual programming editor. Interactive Education. Sample lessons of Espresso Coding.
Ict skills. Grand opening for Inverkeithing Media House. Gordon Brown officially opened the new media house at Inverkeithing High School on Monday, as the school celebrated new funding secured by some of its star pupils.
Students Lewis Phillips and David Simpson have worked tirelessly in their management of the Inverkeithing Media Network, and their persistence in seeking new equipment has paid off with a grant that has enabled them to upgrade their facilities. To celebrate, the school opened its doors on Monday and guests were treated to a buffet lunch and entertainment from Inverkeithing High School musicians. Former Prime Minister Mr Brown spoke about his role as the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and how The Media Network plays a valuable role in the community, before officially opening The Media House. He added: "We often hold up the content they publish on Makewaves as a benchmark for other schools around the country, and there is no school more deserving of excellent new media facilities. "
Balmullo QR Safari. Between March and May of 2012, on Friday afternoons, I have been ‘digital advisor’ to a class of Primary Twos at Balmullo Primary in Fife.
We set out to install a QR Code Safari around the village, a treasure hunt kind of a trail where the treasure is knowledge and education! The theme was ‘Old Balmullo’ – what was it like to live and work in Balmullo 100 years ago and how has the past shaped what we know and love about the village..? Owexelstein : New glow launch pad #slf2012... Scottish IT jobs 'lack enough' graduates to fill them.
Glow - Schools IT Excellence Group set up. Education Secretary Michael Russell has appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Muffy Calder to convene an ICT Excellence Group to consider the future development of the schools’ intranet ‘Glow’.
As previously indicated, the new ICT excellence group will draw on the experience and expertise of end-users, and educational technology experts to scope the long-term user-centred future of Glow. Speaking about the the establishment of the group, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell said, “It is crucial that the next generation of Glow allows schools to harness the power of technology for learning, to keep pace with rapidly evolving developments and speak the language that young people speak online.”
“Professor Calder’s group will have the challenge of imagining a future for the service that can be customised to the individual requirements of our young people, is dynamic and can remain relevant for years to come. GlowPlus: L.A. Duty of care and Filtering The most frequent reason I get when I discuss “open access” to the Internet with those that control network access and strategy in local authorities is duty of care: “We have a duty of care to protect young people”.
But what is this duty of care, what isthe legal precedence on which it is based and does this duty of care require that we provide our learners with poor connectivity and restricted access to the worlds largest source of learning material? Net losses - News. Last Updated:31 August, 2012Section:News Today TESS publishes a survey of all 32 local authorities’ stances on the use of YouTube, mobile devices, social media, wi-fi and file-sharing websites Pupils across Scotland are being taught in an “educational apartheid” when it comes to classroom access to the technology they have at their fingertips outside the school gates.
TESS’s exclusive survey of all 32 councils’ policies on classroom access to YouTube, social media, mobile devices, wi-fi and file-sharing websites reveals a widely disparate landscape, with some authorities being driven by a fear of litigation and the spectre of cyberbullying. SATH - Scottish Association of Teachers of History. JellyCam - Stop Motion. How To Train Your Robot « Dr. Techniko's Children's Stories.
Last Sunday, I taught six kids of ages 5 to 7 how to program.
“In what programming language?” You may ask. Well…I didn’t use a programming language, at least none that you know of. In fact, I didn’t even use a computer. Instead, I devised a game called “How To Train Your Robot”. I learned how to program during my freshman year at MIT when I was 19. Learning how to program is going to be the most useful new skill we can teach our kids today. How To Train Your Robot The game works as follows: every kid is turned into a “robot master” and their mom or dad becomes their “robot”.
The goal is for the robots to go through an obstacle course, pick up a ball and bring it back. The fun part begins when each robot retrieves the ball. This is my favorite program (written by a five year old girl): Sticking stuff together that works... Learn to code. Ideas For Using Edmodo. The Computer Literacy Project 2012. Free conversion - no download required - Zamzar. Primary School Web2 Search - Web 2.0. Teachingkidsprogramming.org. Home! Parkfield ICT - ICT Club Topics. Recognising pupils’ wider achievement « Glow Cookbooks.
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ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools. Do you wonder why it’s important to help pupils learn to code?
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