The blue-bots were used by a Year 1 class for the second half of the summer term, during the IPC topic, From A to B. 

We began in the first week by familiarising ourselves with the commands and directions, working as a whole class and then in smaller groups, sending the blue-bot to various members of class.

Our Lady’s RC Primary School, Whalley Range loaned 10 Scratch Picoboard kits, which were used within Code Club (an after school programming club for pupils in Years 4 - 6) and also as an extension of a Computing project that pupils in Year 4 had done previously.

Piloting the use of the Picoboards during code club sessions enabled us to ’tinker’ with the hardware and pupils were able to explore its capabilities as they developed their own independent projects. Some pupils connected their Picoboard and used it as a controller for existing projects that they had made, others used them as stimulus for creating brand new projects from scratch.

The conference at Liverpool Hope University will take place on Saturday 11th November


This year we are looking to branch out and hold conferences and other events across the region. One of these conferences is this one at Liverpool Hope University.

We are charging £10 for the conference will all monies raised to be used to purchase equipment for Master Teachers to support teaching and learning in the Liverpool region.

Project Malawi:
Teaching computing in schools in Malawi

An outreach project by the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

July 2017

Dave Ames, Karen Corless, Jo Hodge, Carol Murray, David Rydeheard, Sarah Zaman, Mihai-Dan Garbur, Razvan Lacatusu, Teo Taylor

Introduction

We describe a pilot project to deliver Computer Science education to schools in central Africa, through a team of University of Manchester staff and students, and UK schoolteachers. We evaluate the effectiveness of this support for education overseas.

We are a group of teachers, academics and professionals who are passionate about giving ALL students the opportunity to study Computer Science, without regard to background, race or gender.

The conference at Chester University will take place on Saturday 21st October

This year we are looking to branch out and hold conferences and other events across the region. One of these conferences is this one at Chester University.

We are charging £10 for the conference will all monies raised to be used to purchase equipment for Master Teachers to support teaching and learning in the Chester region.

OhBot Coding

Read all about how Jo Hodge, Carl Simmons and the children of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Birkdale, Southport have programmed the world’s first ever ‘Robot Rebel Rant’ in response to criticism around robots taking the jobs of ‘real people’ and calls from the likes of Bill Gates for them to be taxed.


© CAS Manchester 2017