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UTOPIAE - CPD for Advanced Higher Physics/Maths teachers

UTOPIAE presents two problems with solutions for teachers of Advanced Higher students to consider introducing in their classrooms.A CPD workshop will be hosted in early 2019 at University of Strathclyde in the Aerospace Centre of Excellence's state of the art Concurrent Collaborative Design Studio in the...
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How to Collect Data from Astro Pi

Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the International Space...
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Getting Started with Astro Pi

 Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA). There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the...
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Unplugged starter activity for waterfall methodology

Understanding the key development methodologies is an important part of most A-level specifications. This is a great activity to engage the students at the start of the topic, as no prior knowledge is required. This resource needs to be cut out and laminated. Ideally, each waterfall step should be separated, along...
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Fetch-decode-execute-plot

This is an unplugged resource to simulate the fetch-decode-execute cycle in a processor. It is a frantic starter activity aimed at students aged 17-18. The teacher acts as the computer memory, passing out instructions to the students. The students take on three different roles, fetcher, decoder and executer.  At...
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RISC vs CISC starter activity

This is quick starter activity for A-level students aged 17-18. The aim of the activity is to revise the key differences between RISC and CISC processors and to ensure students can explain which architecture should be used in a given situation.Bernadette Malcolmson is the author of the resource. 
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People like me mothers and daughters session

This session aims to help students to make career decisions, as they can think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directionsThe session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but where STEM knowledge is used.
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Spreadsheet tutorials

This series of spreadsheet tutorials for excel 10, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, work through a range of spreadsheet functions that can be used when analysing data.Each tutorial contains detailed instructions and a series of exercises to work through. The tutorials start with some of the more basic...
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Routing and deadlock in networks

Routers pass packets from network to network. This activity explores the relationship between efficient packet transfer and topology. Although it is aimed at younger students, this practical activity can often reinforce understanding while also making a theory topic more engaging and enjoyable.
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Functional programming for Haskell for A level teachers

This resource from Tony Ballantyne assumes no previous Haskell experience but progresses through a series of exercises to cover all key characteristics of the language.
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