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John Pearce

Anybody can learn | Code.org - 2 views

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    Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Ian Guest

Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn - 3 views

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    "Welcome to the fun side of computer science! Explore how computer science is also about people, solving puzzles, creativity, changing the future and, most of all, having fun. "
Ian Guest

"The Powers of Coding - An interview with She++" - 1 views

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    "While technology has an increasing impact on our daily lives from social relationships to politics, female computer scientists actively influencing these developments are still in short supply. Barely 13 percent of bachelor degrees in computer sciences were earned by women in the US last year. Stanford students Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni founded She++, an annual conference and initiative to inspire more women to pursue and explore computer sciences."
Ian Guest

Junior Computer Science - 1 views

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    "Welcome to my computing resources. Click on the CS Planning link for a selection of computer science resources suitable for primary pupils. If you are planning digital literacy you can find primary schemes of work in the DL Planning section. You can find out information about me from the Phil Bagge link. There is a sample KS2 schemes of work here. You can find out why I think computing is important for primary pupils in my recent article. If you want to see samples of pupils work from the schools I teach at you can view my blog. I use twitter to publicise new planning, articles and pupils work samples. "
Ian Guest

Computer Science Unplugged - 5 views

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    "CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around."
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    Computer Science for the days when the computers/servers/Internet/network is/are down ... or just for plain old fun.
Roland Gesthuizen

Citizen Scientists Making Incredible Discoveries - NASA Science - 3 views

  • "Not only are people better than computers at detecting the subtleties that differentiate galaxies, they can do things computers can't do, like spot things that just look interesting,"
  • And the Zooniverse team has proven that the Zooites' classifications are as good as those by professional astronomers. "Their contributions are extremely important," says Lintott. "They're helping us learn how galaxies form and evolve. And they take their work seriously." But that doesn't prevent them from bringing a sense of adventure and just sheer fun to the research.
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    nd now you can be the one to find it, thanks to Zooniverse, a unique citizen science website. Zooniverse volunteers, who call themselves "Zooites," are working on a project called Galaxy Zoo, classifying distant galaxies imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Roland Gesthuizen

Should I turn my computer off during a lightning storm? › Ask an Expert (ABC ... - 0 views

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    "Should I turn my desktop computer off during a lightning storm? I've heard stories about lightning striking a house and ruining thousands of dollars of computer equipment. These people had all the anti-surge stuff and it didn't help. They even had the computer off; the on switch was still sending mains power to it from a wall. "
Roland Gesthuizen

Super telescope will overload computers › News in Science (ABC Science) - 3 views

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    "Scientists admit they'll be forced to throw out valuable data because today's computers aren't powerful enough to process all the information that will be generated by a proposed new super telescope. The planned $2.3 billion dollar Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest and most sophisticated radio telescope ever built."
Ian Guest

Nudging Girls Toward Computer Science - 3 views

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    A different perspective on why so few girls are making computing a career.
John Pearce

Start With Code - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Published on 17 Mar 2014 To find out more about code go to http://www.google.com.au/startwithcode/ Computer science touches our lives in many ways, from movies to medicine, gaming to government, building to business. Computers and digital technology are at the heart of every industry, and code is what you need to operate those computers"
Roland Gesthuizen

BBC News - School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme - 5 views

  • "Instead of children bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word or Excel by bored teachers, we could have 11-year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations," he said.
  • "Children are being forced to learn how to use applications, rather than to make them. They are becoming slaves to the user interface and are totally bored by it,"
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    The current programme of information and communications technology (ICT) study in England's schools will be scrapped from September, the education secretary has announced. It will be replaced by an "open source" curriculum in computer science and programming designed with the help of universities and industry.
Ian Guest

National Center for Women & Information Technology - 2 views

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    "NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers."
Ian Guest

Dot Diva - 2 views

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    Dot Diva's mission is to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls. Our nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as "boring" and "hard," but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: "working with others" and "making a difference in other people's lives." Our ultimate goal is to transform this negative perception.
Simon Pankhurst

Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte! - 5 views

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    "The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409) which exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world."
Camilla Elliott

Feynlabs - Using the Raspberry Pi to teach Computer Science - Part Two - 2 views

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    Part 2 of a three part series - check other posts
Rhondda Powling

Picasso Was Wrong: How coding is leading the future of arts related careers - 3 views

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    Article about the breadth of opportunities for those who can code. "There are countless jobs and industries that use coding and computer science, and these are all creative in different ways. Some are creative in the way art is, some are creative through their problem solving, and many are creative in other ways."
Roland Gesthuizen

Quantum evolution › Science Features (ABC Science) - 0 views

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    "Australian researchers report they've made a breakthrough in quantum computing. So how does their discovery fit in the race to build a supercomputer?"
Ian Guest

Literacy from Scratch - 7 views

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    ""Literacy from Scratch" is a response to the United Kingdom (UK) government's initiative to develop computer programming skills in both the Primary phase of education (pupils aged 5 to 11) and the Secondary phase (aged 11 to 18). Explore the website to find out how postgraduate students from London and Prague and schools in the UK and the Czech Republic have risen to this challenge. The site also contains a variety of pupil work using IT in cross-curricular sessions in the UK and other countries, including Stories for Children, and the STAR (Science Through Arts) project."
Camilla Elliott

Tynker : cloud-based programming - 7 views

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    Tynker is a new computing platform designed specifically to teach children computational learning and programming skills in a fun and imaginative way. Tynker is inspired by Scratch from MIT. It is a completely browser-based implementation written using Open Web standards such as Javascript, HTML5, CSS3 and does not use Flash.
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    Animate drawings,create music, build ages, craft ebooks. Browser-based programming designed to teach computational thinking.  Use for science, maths etc.  Lesson plans available.
John Pearce

Digital Technologies: Now a Subject in the Australian Curriculum | FudaBlog - 1 views

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    "What excited me about the Digital Technologies curriculum in particular is the way that it has embraced the Digital Technologies as a way of thinking and a tool for creativity. The problem I've always had with the teaching of ICT in schools is that it has largely been seen as a tool that should be integrated to assist the teaching of other subjects - that's fine, but that's captured in the ICT General Capability in the Australian Curriculum and is very different to the study of ICT as a discipline, sometimes branded as Computer Science, Informatics, Computing or similar. Given the ubiquitous nature of ICT in our world today, it has always struck me as odd that we've relegated the understanding of ICT to being all about its use, rather than how it manages to achieve the "magic" that many people mistake it to be."
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