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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The Cyber Security Challenge Schools programme is a national, government backed schools code-breaking challenge to bring the excitement of cyber security into the classroom and inspire a new generation to keep the UK safe online. How it works Through interactive, ready-made teaching resources aimed at key stage 4 students and available to all schools in […]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.
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 challenges faced by archaeologists, scientists and museum staff.
The sessions are free, but booking is essential.
Please book directly with the Museum.
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
And for more information see the Museum website: HERE
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
The Virtually University have two further videoconferences from The University of Greenwich and Barclays (Sponsored Degree Programme) in December and look forward to hearing from schools that would like to take part. Sessions are free to schools.
Biology: Gene Therapy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Dr Samantha Alsbury, STEMNET/The University of Greenwich on 5th December 2013 between 10.20 and 11.20 click HERE for details.
Barclays: The Barclays Sponsored Degree Programme by Tracy Longhurst from Barclays on 17th December 2013 between 15.40 and 16.40 click HERE for details.
They also have one place left on Liverpool’s English Literature session on 10th December:
English Literature (Gothic/Victorian): Wuthering Heights, the Supernatural, and What We Don’t Know by Dr Matthew Bradley, The University of Liverpool on 10th December 2013 between 09.30 and 10.30 Click HERE for details.
Please see the VU website for booking and further information. http://www.virtuallyuniversity.org.uk/
4th December 4:00 pm
This online session will introduce delegates to python the free programming language used on your desktop computer or raspberry pi. As a “getting you started workshop” this session will look at the platform and basics of the python language with links to its various resources. Suitable for upper KS2 and above. Delegates may also be interested in the more advanced workshops starting next year.
Starting at 4:00 this session will last approximately 45/60 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do we will happily run a quick test session with you first.
To book and for further information click HERE
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.
We teach (previously know as MB Learning) offer a wide range of 14-19 subjects and courses. By means of the latest in online technology and video colaboration are able to bring real, well-qualified specialist teachers into the classroom, enabling schools to extend choice and gain greater timetabling flexibility.
Using the principles of the ‘flipped classroom’ they can achieve excellent results and help prepare students for a rapidly changing world where they will need to take greater responsibility for their own learning.
For further information see their website http://www.weteach.org.uk/
You can also download their new course directory here : WeTeach course directory