Edubury5: The Joy of Coding

Edubury 5: The Joy of Coding

With the return of programming to the national curriculum after a period where ICT skills were confined to preparation for passive consumerism on the web or developing secretarial and business skills on office applications,  Edubury 5 will  focus on the ‘The Joy of Coding’ celebrating ways in which learners can learn to build the web anew, just enjoy the challenges of task analysis or taking a turtle for a walk.

For those nervous of the concept of coding, there will be opportunities to have a little ‘hands on’ practice using introductory resources.

Edubury 5 will have inputs from

Dorine Flies from EPIK and ‘Minecraft for Youth, Parents and Children ‘on digital maker culture using Mozilla tools as well as Minecraft

Marcus Ball Co-Founder at Ambition House & Calnection : Integrating Coding into education

Neal Brown UKC.  on Computing in Schools: about how they helped re-introduce computing into the national curriculum, and now face the great challenge of en-skilling teachers to teach the subject

Karl Bentley offers a taste of Raspberry Pi in the primary classroom.

From the dim dark past of educational technology we will also show a classic video of David Haigh using  turtle robots and overlay keyboards to enable children experiencing severe difficulties in  learning to develop programming skills.

We still have space for other contributions on this topic. If you have been using Logo or Raspberry Pi in schools it would be great if you could share your experience at Edubury 5:

6:30-8:00 Thursday  

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  • Hélène C.

    Wanted to come, but have an extended evening SLT meeting. Hope it goes well.

    January 22, 2014

    • Mike B.

      That's a shame - I realise that Thursdays can be difficult for you. See you soon

      January 22, 2014

  • Hélène C.

    I don't know my school commitments for that date yet, but hoping to come.

    December 5, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Yes I remember that Thursday can be a busy day for you. Hope to see you if you can make it.

      December 6, 2013

  • Steve H.

    I am a now working as a freelance software engineer, designing a series of apps to go with a series of educational books called the "What On Earth Wallbook" series. I am very interested in the subject of getting software engineering skills into schools, so am looking forward to this event.

    December 4, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Good Stuff What about a session on the apps at an Edubury in the new year ?

      December 4, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Yes, I'd be up for that. We're hoping to release the first versions at the end of February. Maybe some time after that?

      December 4, 2013

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