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Coding Games and Programming Challenges to Code Better. NSW Education Standards. In Stage 4, students are encouraged to become more sophisticated in their use of computational thinking skills in all learning areas.

NSW Education Standards

They can create online stories and games, programs and models. Students can use electronics and robotic technology to create mechanisms and develop mini-computers. They learn how to best use everyday sites such as Google Maps and spreadsheets. Students learn about online safety. English Students could: create poetry using online poetry creators such as AIpoem or Poetry Creator apps work as a class to publish a collection of short stories using iBooks Author or a similar app write narratives using programs such as Alice develop and code games that include narrative elements with gaming software, such as Unity or YoYo Games create comics using an online comic creator such as Alice or Pixton model conversations in Scratch deconstruct coding instructions as an informational or procedural text type.

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The evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss. Prior to the release of the Amazon Kindle in November 2007, Stephen Levy commented in his Newsweek article, “Amazon: Reinventing the Book,” on the concept of the book as an invention.

The evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss

Quoting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos directly, Levy writes that “‘books are the last bastion of analog.” This phrasing suggests the book as a set of definable qualities that can be manipulated, redefined, and commodified. But Levy also issues a warning that eventually “the surge of technology will engulf all media.” In an ever-increasing mass market of iPads, computers, and eBooks, 21st-century technology will redefine the codex of literature and the reading experience in the same way that the codex once revolutionized reading by moving away from the scroll. Watch this comic video, which comments on this anxiety. Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning. Ford, Crystal B.- CTE Business, Finance and Information Technology / Microsoft Word Activities.

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The New Methodology. In the past few years there's been a blossoming of a new style of software methodology - referred to as agile methods.

The New Methodology

Alternatively characterized as an antidote to bureaucracy or a license to hack they've stirred up interest all over the software landscape. In this essay I explore the reasons for agile methods, focusing not so much on their weight but on their adaptive nature and their people-first orientation. Probably the most noticeable change to software process thinking in the last few years has been the appearance of the word 'agile'. We talk of agile software methods, of how to introduce agility into a development team, or of how to resist the impending storm of agilists determined to change well-established practices. This new movement grew out of the efforts of various people who dealt with software process in the 1990s, found them wanting, and looked for a new approach to software process.

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. Seven Styles of Overtone Singing (Tuvan Throat Singing) Building a Raspberry Pi Robot and Controlling it with Scratch. Happy New Year everyone!

Building a Raspberry Pi Robot and Controlling it with Scratch

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog due to the Christmas rush, and the fact that we’ve been spending time on product development (more on that in a future post). But here at last is the 3rd and final post in our series on the Raspberry Pi robot we […] Welcome to the second part of our series of posts, describing the workshop we ran at the recent Digimakers event at @Bristol. Canva Design School Blog.


Learn HTML5, CSS3, Javascript - video style tutorials. The Parent's Guide To Installing Minecraft Mods. Are your kids desperate to get into mods but you don't know where to start?

The Parent's Guide To Installing Minecraft Mods

Well this is the guide for you. Installing mods can be tricky and frustrating, but hopefully this will make it a little easier to understand. Important safety tips! Before you get started, make sure you understand what mods are and you've read the safety tips for downloading them. If you're looking for some good ones to try out, check out this list or this list for some recommendations that you can use to get your feet wet. And most importantly of all, make a backup copy of any worlds that you already have that you want to keep. How do you install a mod? There's really no standard way to install a Minecraft mod because each is created by a different person using different methods. The easiest way to do all this is by using a mod called Minecraft Forge, but sometimes for whatever reason Forge doesn't load properly or the mods you want to run aren't compatible with it.

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