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Starting from Scratch

Scratch is widely used in primary schools to teach children basic programming. This resource goes deeper, making use of the familiar Scratch environment to take students deeper into programming concepts such as:

  • Algorithm design
  • Parallel and sequential instructions
  • Event-driven...

I love my smartphone

Mobile app development is an engaging way for students to learn programming and interface design as many do, indeed, "love their smartphone".

This complete learning package teachers the origins and development of the smartphone, helping them to appreciate the amount of technology packed into their pocket. It...

Lighting Control supervisor - Seb

Seb enjoyed technical subjects at school and particularly enjoys mending equipment or finding better ways to do things. His interest in stage lighting took him to White light lightening company as a technician. he now manages a team, providing technical supoprt to a range of events and ensuring the equipment works...

CEO and co-founder of WeGym - Josh

Josh found school challenging but undertook a BTEC Level 2 computing course, studied for a Microsoft apprenticeship and was runner up apprentice of the year. Following an apprenticeship at eCourier he became manager of the technical department and appointed as Microsoft Apprenticeship Ambassador .Now as founder of...

First line support technician -Rebecca

Rebecca enjoyed IT at school -this lead her to pursue the role of support technician within the IT team at Azurri, supporting key customers and ensuring systems remain active at all times.

Telecomms support - Leah

Leah studied AS maths and IT and A level psychology and computing. Despite starting a computing degree, she subsequently realised that the Telecoms Support Apprenticeship Pathway suited her learning style more appropriately. She is now working as an apprentice at Azzuri, working to support customers and solve...

CS4FN Issue 22

This issue of Computer Science for Fun focuses on creative computing. Can a machine even ever be truly creative? After all they are just blindly following their programs. Surely that isn’t what creativity is about! But what do we really mean by creativity? We need to decide if we are to write programs that are...

CS4FN Issue 21

This issue of Computer Science for Fun focuses on the work of scientists and engineers using computers to understand, identify and recreate wild sounds, especially those of birds. We see how computer models help biologists understand animal ...

Quantum Key Distribution

Produced in 2015, these resources look at the development of encoding messages and how technology and science has developed to allow us to keep messages secure. Looking at unintuitive quantum properties of light, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principal and entanglement, students will see how keys can be shared to...

STEM Learning magazine: secondary and post-16 - summer 2017

In this issue of the STEM Learning magazine Gemma Taylor talks to schools about how they are planning and preparing for the reforms to the design and technology GCSEs....

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