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How Do We Teach Our Kids Code? (Autumn 2012)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter contains articles covering:

*Coding and computer science

*Code Club and Computing ++

*Tips for teaching programming

*Codecademy

*Teaching encryption with spreadsheets

*Scratch sensorboards (picoboards)

*Robotics...

Computing: A New Year, New Opportunities (Autumn 2010)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter, from a time of extensive curriculum change, includes:

*Arguments for teaching computational thinking

*Introduction to Arduino

*A short article about JavaScript in secondary schools

Be a landscape architect

A career in landscape architecture gives students the chance to work across housing, health, green infrastructure and water management and to create more liveable cities.

What’s it like to work as a landscape professional? What kind of projects can you work on? What does your day look like...

Scratch Interface

This guide shows how the BrickPi can enable novice programmers to use Scratch to control complex robots and models.

The instructions need to be followed using Scratch on the Raspberry Pi computer. The resulting programs use different input and output devices, including touch and colour sensors and motors....

D&T teachers CPD survey

Published in September 2010, this summary of an online survey looks at design and technology (D&T) teachers’ attitudes towards CPD.

The full collection of STEM Learning impact and evaluation research reports can be viewed here

Doris Kim Sung: Metal that Breathes

This talk, courtesy of TED, looks at energy efficient design. Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin. In her dynamic and responsive designs, she uses...

Pattie Maes Demos the Sixth Sense?

In this talk, courtesy of TED, Pattie Maes demonstrates a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for more interaction with our environment.

Wearing just a simple webcam, a portable, battery-powered projection system with a little mirror. Pattie can communicate with the phone in her pocket...

Efforts to increase students’ interest in STEM studies and careers: National measures taken by 30 countries, 2015 report

This publication is the latest in a series of reports about national efforts to increase students’ interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.

 

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STEM Learning Magazine: Post-16 and FE - Spring 2016

Under the banner of Building a successful network, Dr Katherine Forsey and Sue Churm consider how to create a technical network and how to get the most from it, Jenny Phillips explores the challenges FE practitioners face and Ed Walsh explains what the teacher recognition scheme...

A Parents’ Guide to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This guide suggests ways in which to maximise children’s interest in the STEM subjects in order to improve their chances of obtaining STEM qualifications which could lead to a STEM-related career.

The guide explains what STEM is, and why is it important. As well as highlighting the advantages of a STEM...

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