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The Promise of Computational Thinking

Nine months ago, London hosted the first meeting of D5 - a group of the most digitally advanced countries in the world. At that meeting, the five founding members (Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, South Korea, and the UK) signed a charter and committed to meeting its 9 principles. One of those principles was “Teach children to code” [...]

Government back cybersecurity resources

Cyber security is a hot topic, both at a global level - new cyber attacks on businesses, Government and consumers are reported daily - and in the every-day lives of young people who are regularly confronted with risks to their online safety.  The new computing curriculum aims to equip children and young people with the skills they need to pa [...]

Launch of CAS London

A lively networking-focused meeting was held to officially launch the Computing At School Regional Centre for London (CAS London)on Friday July 10th. CAS London will be coordinated by King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London in 2015-2016. For the last two years, the Department for Education (DfE) have funded CAS to develo [...]

CAS Lead School pupil wins Astro-Pi

Computer programmes designed by school children will be boldly going where no amateur software has gone before when they are sent to the International Space Station as part of the Astro Pi project. The competition, which was announced earlier this year, invited young people to design applications for the Raspberry Pi which could be sent to the [...]

BBC micro:bit launched!

The BBC and partners today unveiled the BBC micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative for 30 years, up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free. In the [...]

First teachers receive new Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

The first teachers in the country to have completed the new BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching will receive their certificates at a special presentation in Birmingham next month. The certificate enables teachers to demonstrate their teaching competence in the computer science elements of the new computing curriculum. Devised and imple [...]

Codio supports teachers studying for the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

Teachers embarking on the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching can now benefit from free access to the Codio cloud-based coding and content platform for the CPD and programming project elements of the Certificate. The BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching, developed and launched by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is design [...]

BT announces its ambition to improve the UK's tech literacy

BT have announced a long-term ambition to inspire young people in the UK to embrace the role technology plays in their lives: We want young people to be confident with ‘computational thinking’, and aware of how technology and data are the foundations of today’s society. If we can achieve this, we believe that it will benefit [...]


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