A interesting resource introducing logic including how to use children to build a computer. To find out more follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k6ypz
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Janet is delighted to welcome a new Video Confrerence Content Provider, The British Museum. Their first school digital session is: Treasure challenge video conference Thursday 9 January 2014 10:30-12:00 and 12.30-14.00 Advance bookings are now being taken for this exciting event, which is designed for Key Stage 2 students. The students work through the real […]Click to read more →
This announcement from the DfE may be of interest to some colleagues with regards to Primary Computing. To find out more go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/teaching-the-new-computing-curriculum. We will keep you updated as we know more.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation are giving schools and students an opportunity to get their hands on up to 20 Raspberry Pi’s for free by taking part in an hours coding or a personal project.
To find out more, go to http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5432 for more information on how to get involved.
Audio Network TV channel offer an insight into the professionalism of those concerned with creating the 60,000+ high quality music tracks available to all schools connected to the National Education Network via their Regional Learning Grid. Material available through this unique resource includes;
- Behind-the-scenes interview with composer/music producer Steve Levine and Terry Devine-King composer at a recent 60s Soul recording at Toe Rag Studios for Audio Network.
- Video of composer Debbie Wiseman and Director Jack Jewers recording the score for the movie ‘Shalom Kabul’ at the world famous Angel Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Video of Audio Network recording high quality production music in Studio One at Abbey Road Studios – the same studio where the soundtracks to Jaws, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings were also recorded.
- Chris Egan talks us through the recording of the album ‘Hollywood Blockbusters’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Musical Director, Chris is a man with many musical hats and numerous credits that span a whole spectrum of projects, from theatre, concerts and TV. He currently has around 60 tracks in the Audio Network catalogue, including the fantastic Hollywood Blockbusters album.
To visit the fascinating content, follow this link
To help teachers come to grips with the new computing curriculum, NAACE, in partnership with Computing at Schools (CAS) have released a easy to read document that provides teachers with an overview to the changes. It covers a wide range of issues and provides support for schools starting to come to terms with the curriculum for September 2014. This document can be found at http://www.naace.co.uk/curriculum/primaryguide
Espresso Education are currently developing a new set of online resources to help primary schools address the new computing curriculum and until October 2014 these are free to schools. To take up the offer, simply visit their site by click on this link and sign up for the offer. The resources use their own on-screen drag and drop tools and are arranged by year group.
The first round of the Cyber Security challenge is drawing closer, 15th November. However, we have just received information that the competition will be repeated in January giving schools another chance to take part in this fascinating and challenging project.
For more information and to download the resources visit the website:
An issue has been identified with the current version of Flash and running items in Smart Notebook 11 such as timers. Please see below the latest information we have from Steljes on the issue
Just as a brief update from Adobe regarding the Flash Plugin issue with SMART Notebook 11 Software:
We understand that your interactive Flash content no longer works in SMART Notebook after upgrading your Adobe Flash ActiveX Control to version 11.9.
On Wednesday October 23, 2013, Adobe identified the bug that caused this bug in their ActiveX Control and have now committed to fixing this in their next release. This release is scheduled for Tuesday November 12, 2013.
Hope this helps identify any issues you are having and that a solution is on its way.
Naace will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion, they are inviting schools to enter their competition. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Class of 2044’ – how will technology be helping us learn and teach 30 years from now?
Schools are asked to design a digital artefact to illustrate the above. For example this could be artwork using digital tools for inclusion on cover of the Naace Conference Magazine, an animation, a video, a sound recording, an app, a game etc.
The winner will be invited to the Naace Annual Strategic Conference, which is taking place on the 27-28th March 2014 at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham for the awards ceremony and to showcase their winning entry. The winners will receive a selection of tools donated by Naace Sponsoring Partners.
To enter please register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/naaceschoolcompetition2014
Once registered, please send your digital artefact to email@example.com.
The deadline for all submissions is 31st January 2014
A fantastic opportunity for schools is now available via our National Education Network (NEN) connection to London Grid, to hear a fascinating interview with Michael Morpurgo the former Children’s Laureate and award-