dConstruct 2012: A quick review

This was my second year attending the dConstruct conference in Brighton, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main theme was discovering the future by looking at the past. ┬áBut later at the after party, while discussing what we’d seen and where we would go from here (I mean technology wise, not where […]

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Code Club, STEM Ambadassors and ICT in schools

I recently discovered a new initiative called Code Club (http://www.codeclub.org.uk/) which attempts to introduce computer programming to children in year 5 and 6, via hour long after-school clubs. It is a volunteer-led programme, with no cost to schools, assuming that they already have PCs or Macs upon which to run the software, called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/).

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