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Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming?

Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming? | cool stuff | Scoop.it
In late 2012, Vikas Gupta left his job as head of the consumer payments division at Google and set out to discover what he would do with the rest of his life. He'd recently had a daughter, and he...

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A safer Internet for our children?

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Hardly a day goes by without some tragic story about sexting, cyber-stalking, paedophile grooming or cyber-bullying hitting the news. As more and more children use mobile phones and access the Web, so the incidents rise proportionately. We wish it were not so.


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Learn to Code; Code to Learn - An Interview with Dr. Mitch Resnick

Learn to Code; Code to Learn - An Interview with Dr. Mitch Resnick | cool stuff | Scoop.it
Alan speaks with Dr. Mitch Resnick, Professor of Learning Research and Director of the Scratch Team at MIT. The two discuss coding in eduction.

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Minecraft

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.

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Take your first easy steps with Microsoft « Switched on Computing

Take your first easy steps with Microsoft « Switched on Computing | cool stuff | Scoop.it

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Computing At School :: Introducing algorithms to children in reception class

Computing At School :: Introducing algorithms to children in reception class | cool stuff | Scoop.it
Stuart Hadfield, from Saint William of York Catholic Primary School in Thornton, Merseyside shares his experience of teaching algorithms to Foundation Stage c

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Wonderfully Clever Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects

Wonderfully Clever Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects | cool stuff | Scoop.it
  Since our last feature in October, Javier Pérez continues to delight with his witty and clever doodles that incorporate everyday objects. The artist and illustrator from Guayaquil, Ecuador h...

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Viewer...you decide...is this a photography or illustration concept? Interesting!!

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Council celebrates best-ever Key Stage Two results - Peterborough ...

Council celebrates best-ever Key Stage Two results - Peterborough ... | cool stuff | Scoop.it
Friday, 3.20pm: Year Six at Peterborough's primary schools have helped the local authority achieve its best-ever Key Stage Two results, sending it 11 places up the national rankings.
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2013: Brain Chips, Wearable Gadgets, and Wrist Computers—The ...

Many Wearable Computers and Fundamental Advances.
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11 apps for coding: From beginners to masters | eSchool News | eSchool News

11 apps for coding: From beginners to masters | eSchool News | eSchool News | cool stuff | Scoop.it
A look at some of the hottest coding apps, ranging from multiplayer robot combat games, to making dinosaurs dance. Learn how to program!

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Scratch programming activity cards


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Education Apps – 14 Apps for Coding on Tablets

Education Apps – 14 Apps for Coding on Tablets | cool stuff | Scoop.it

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Teaching computational thinking to primary pupils - YouTube

For once Google, Microsoft and Will.i.am agree, teaching Computing is important and it is important that children learn to think computationally from an earl...

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Changes in SEN law: What it means in practice for schools - Jane McConnell, IPSEA - YouTube

nasen Live! 2013 An up-to-the-minute look at the proposed changes to SEN law and the implications for schools. - Detailed analysis of proposals - What is rea...

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Jane McConnell is chief executative of  IPSEA, Independant  Parental Special Educational  Advice. This group provides legal advice for parents seeking to get the best education for their child with special needs. Speaking at the 2013 nasen conference  she looks what the changes in SEN Law mean in practice for schools. Although aimed at SENDCO and  school leadership there is some invaluable iformation for the teacher in here.

 

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Jane McConnell is chief executative of  IPSEA, Independant  Parental Special Educational  Advice. This group provides legal advice for parents seeking to get the best education for their child with special needs. Speaking at the 2013 Nasen conference she looks at what the changes in SEN Law mean in practice for schools. Although aimed at SENDCO and school leadership there is some invaluable information for the teacher in here.

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The Shape of the Future: How to Help Tomorrow's Children Cope With a World ... - DailyFinance

The Shape of the Future: How to Help Tomorrow's Children Cope With a World ... - DailyFinance | cool stuff | Scoop.it
The Shape of the Future: How to Help Tomorrow's Children Cope With a World ...

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Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery| Education. Online. Free. | iversity

Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery| Education. Online. Free. | iversity | cool stuff | Scoop.it
Challenge the secrets of the universe! Unveil the mystery of dark matter and explore the uncharted with this physics and astronomy MOOC. Enrol for free!

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#free #mooc #astronomy - Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery
There is something out there in space, something invisible we have a hard time to understand. But we can be certain of one thing: It played a major role in the formation of our and any other galaxy!

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Training for the new computing curriculum

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In association with Computing at School (CAS), Rising Stars presents six regional training days for ICT Coordinators on:
Delivering the new National Curriculum for Computing
Where are the events?

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12 Design Influences for ICT Solutions to Better Support Children ...

The “How Can ICTs Support Better Development Impacts for Children?” session of the London Technology Salon gathered over 30 decision makers and thought leaders to join lead discussants David Hollow (Director of ...
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