Tagged: Steve Dale

Advent Calenders

These are 2 examples of Advent calendars created in Scratch by Y6 pupils Sienna-Rose and Dylon at St Columbas Catholic Primary School. You can see more here Also try  our Code Club Christmas Chat bots here  

Primary Programming Challenge

Primary Programming Challenge

We had a great day with St Columbas Primary Year 6 pupils programming Lego NXT robots! The pupils undertook the 10 basic programming challenges before graduating to the dreaded Vacuum Cleaner challenge! The top three teams will now be representing their school in the finals that...

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviour that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data – and its...

Lego NXT Robot Challenge

Lego NXT Robot Challenge

I had great fun the other day with the Y5 & Y6 pupils from Swainhouse and Worth Valley working at TICK. The pupils were programming our NXT Robots in an exciting challenge! The pupils had to guide their robot around a complex assault course and carry out...

The transition from ICT to Computer Science

The transition from ICT to Computer Science

Over 20 teachers from around the region attended the first session of our three part course ‘The transition from ICT to Computer Science’ at The Innovation Centre, Bradford (TICB) on Monday. The course focussed on some underlying principles of computational thinking which are...

Computing at School Strategic Information pack

Computing at School Strategic Information pack

In March 2012 an information pack was sent to every head teacher of state maintained secondary schools in England, in order to explain the strategic opportunities they would have from September 2012 to develop Computer Science as a rigorous academic component within a...

I want one!

I want one!

Those nice people at Raspberry Pi Foundation will shortly be releasing 2 versions of the Raspberry Pi computer  at about £16 (700MHz ARM11 processor and 128MB RAM memory, one USB port and no Ethernet controller) and £22 (700MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB RAM memory,...