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STEM Learning primary magazine - autumn 2016

This issue of the magazine focuses on assessment in primary education, how to drive science education in the primary classroom,  demonstrates the effects of using a pulley and even how to open a museum in a school! Karen Brunyee,Primary Professional National Lead, describes how to...
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Host an Alien Invasion in your School and Inspire a generation of Engineers

http://hamletstem.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/alien-invasion-engineering-day-want-to.html 
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20 December 2016

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Learning to Think (Spring 2014)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on Computational Thinking, and contains articles covering:*The importance of computational thinking*CTillustrated – displays of concepts of Computational Thinking*Code Club – after-school, volunteer-led clubs for learning computing*Joint planning between...
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Introducing BBC micro:bit to a wider audience

I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular...
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10 October 2016

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HEaTED magazine - Autumn 2016

Building a technicians' network is the leading article of the Autumn issue of the HEaTED magazine. Other articles outline the benefits of professional registration, describe the highlights of the 'Technicians make it happen' campaign and include an interview with the Aerospace Technical Project Manager in the...
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STEM Learning Magazine: Post-16 and FE - Summer 2016

Pioneering technical services are explored in the cover article of the summer issue of STEM Learning Magazine for Post-16 and FE sectors. Other articles describe changes to A levels and GCSEs,  provide advice on conducting A level biology practicals, and look into investigating radiation levels from space. There...
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Parallel calculations

A practical project that helps students to understand how client-server relationships are established, and what they might be used for. The example uses parallel computing across multiple Raspberry Pis to calculate a solution, as is often done when faced with complex scientific or engineering problems. The project...
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Creating desktop widgets

Python can launch sub-processes that function separately. Using this approach it is possible to create any number of desktop widgets. This resource includes instructions to create two widgets: a simple RSS news reader and an image downloader for Astronomy Picture of the Day. Some additional Python modules must be...
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Command line arguments

This full program code demonstrates how arguments can be passed to Python programs at the command line. The program dynamically generates graphics, and the user can change parameters for the graphics using command line arguments. Suggestions for additional challenges are also included.
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Writing to files; creating a HTML page with Python

This resource includes two activities, demonstrating how to read and write to and from external text files. The first example shows how to use Python to create a html web page, which is then opened in a browser. The second program displays fading titles pulling data from an external text file, in this case a 'settings...
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