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Computing At School

Computing At School
Sunbury Hub Leader speaks about CAS Latest news from the NoE With support from the DfE CAS are implementing a programme of locally driven support for teachers: 'The Network of Excellence for the Teaching of Computer Science' (NoE). Get the latest news about the NoE here Latest News

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Programme of Study - Barefoot Computing Barefoot Computing All our resources are mapped to the computer science aspects of the computing programme of study. You will find these statements below, broken down into shorter statements. You can find out more about our resources here. Making Distance Sensors: trigger the Touch Board with proximity Step 8 Spot the difference This code is basically the same as the Touch MP3 code that ships with the Touch Board. The only difference is that the threshold for detecting a touch has been decreased (along with the threshold for detecting a release, for balance). Center for Computational Thinking, Carnegie Mellon What is computational thinking? "Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent." Cuny, Snyder, Wing Computational thinking is a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science.

The Missing Boys Of St. Anne's Residential School  Excerpt from Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream "In the residential schools, the secrecy began at dawn: we were beaten from the time we first awoke. Speaking out against the injustice in letters home was also cause for punishment. MaKey MaKey Invention Kit • MaKey MaKey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into input devices• The board operates common keyboard and mouse input functions• Make interesting and interactive displays, toys, games and entertainment devices using conductive objects• Works on many different operating systems like Windows, Linux or Macs• Its development board designed using a microcontroller that interacts with the inputs What Can I Make With the MaKey MaKey?How good is your imagination? If you can think of it, you can probably make it. Want to use a banana as a keyboard? Go ahead.

Coding in schools: A is for algorithm “LET’S do it again,” calls a ten-year-old. Once more, pupils clasping printed numbers follow tangled lines marked with white tape on the floor of their school hall. When two meet, the one holding the higher number follows the line right; the other goes left. Afterwards they line up—and the numbers are in ascending order. From the H-Blocks to Robben Island Hunger Striker Laurence McKeown’s play 'Those You Pass on the Street' moved people to tears during the National Arts Festival in South Africa AN GLÓR GAFA/The Captive Voice, the magazine written entirely by republican prisoners, was formally established in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in 1989. It was compiled and edited within the H-Blocks but was contributed to by republican prisoners wherever they were held: Armagh Women’s Prison, Portlaoise, prisons in England, Europe, and the United States. In the early years all the material for publication had to be smuggled into the prison, the edition compiled and edited, then smuggled out of the prison where Sinn Féin’s POW Department passed it on to An Phoblacht for printing. In later years we were able to produce the magazine openly through the prison authorities. Five thousand copies of each edition were printed and over the next ten years there was a total of 26 editions.

11 Models ROBO TX Training Lab • Build 11 models from 310 parts• Educational kit for ages 10 and up• ROBO TX controller with Bluetooth interface• ROBO Pro Light software• Ideal for schools and universities• Manufactured from durable nylon• Fast, safe assembly with no other tools needed• Includes didactic activity material CD The Fischertechnik system is based on a six sided building block which allows attachment and expansion on all sides. Add angular blocks, structural parts and electronic components such as sensors and motors. Learn to Make Interactive Graphics with Updated Getting Started with Processing We started the Processing project in 2001 as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context. Instead of printing “Hello World” to the console, people start by drawing a line to the screen. Since then, Processing has evolved many times over into what it is today — a powerful, minimal environment for learning, sketching, and producing professional work, with a dedicated community of contributors who extend the software with the ever-growing list of libraries (extensions).

4 Models ROBO TX Automation Robots • Build 4 models from 510 parts• Educational kit for ages 10 and up• Ideal for schools and universities• Manufactured from durable nylon• Fast, safe assembly with no other tools needed • Includes didactic activity material on CD The Fischertechnik system is based on a six sided building block which allows attachment and expansion on all sides. Add angular blocks, structural parts and electronic components such as sensors and motors. Build models which aid learning for creativity and technical understanding. Fischertechnik ROBO TX Automation Robots kit, for programmers and designers from age 10. Digital Makers Why are we doing this? Digital technologies touch every aspect of life and business – but most people just use them and relatively few create them. We want to mobilise a generation of young people with the drive, confidence and know-how to understand how technology works and make their own new technology – whether websites, apps, hardware, games or innovations we haven’t yet imagined. We believe this won't just benefit young people themselves, but society and the economy too. For more on this, see our Next Gen. report or watch this animation.

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Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future.

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