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Working Group: CAS Physical Computing WG

Robert Leeman
27/04/2022 12:02
Robert Leeman
27/04/2022 12:04

The list of ‘initiatives’ is vey much up for debate! Please comment if you want to get involved in one or want to suggest something else the group may wish to focus on:

  • Developing engaging PC/PBL resources (single projects to a template)
  • Getting started with Physical Computing CPD (attending or delivering at CAS events)
  • Report on how PBL is currently used in schools
    • % of schools currently using PC/PBL
    • Training needs in schools K-12
    • Access to hardware
  • What makes an engaging context?
  • Special needs focussed resources/projects/contexts
  • A deep dive into the ASP schema for PC/PBL
  • Developing A Level CS PBL projects
  • Developing GCSE CS PBL projects
  • Creating Culturally Responsive projects
  • Online workshops to support teachers
  • Case studies on best practice in applying PC/PBL in Computing
  • Case study of using Physical Computing to teach GCSE CS/KS3
  • CAS PBL Innovation day(example here)
  • CAS PBL in a box (for CAS community leaders)
  • Ongoing coaching and support in applying PBL in the classroom
  • A joint project with CSTA PBL WG
Robert Leeman
27/04/2022 13:36

New micro:bit CPD hot off the press!

Stuart Ball
29/04/2022 18:09

For discussion -
Primary ….definitely Primary.

Marc Scott
03/05/2022 10:16

Hi, I would be interested in joining the Working Group, but the Join Now! link on the page directs to a “Page Not Found”

Stuart Ball
03/05/2022 10:48

Does this work for you?


Stuart Ball
03/05/2022 10:49

Get in touch with
Robert Leeman

Felicity Page
03/05/2022 10:52

Hi @MarcScott,

Sorry to hear you’re having problems registering for this event. I’ve added you myself this morning. If this issue persists or you are no longer able to attend then please let me know.

Many thanks,


Stuart Ball
03/05/2022 16:32

To help keep track of posts in this forum and other . Look at installing an app on your phone. Discourse - 'A funny thing happened on the way to the forum'

Marc Scott
03/05/2022 16:58

Just introducing myself. I’m Marc and work for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, so feel free to ask any questions about RPi kit and PC.

Peter Marshman
09/05/2022 09:15

Just to let you know that the slides from the meeting last week are available here: CAS Physical Computing Working Group launch (bottom of the page)

You can find the slides from the keynote speaker here: Remote Cubed - Contextual approaches for Physical Computing

Peter Marshman
09/05/2022 10:50

Hi all, some thoughts after the meeting last week, feel free to share any of your thoughts. Physical Computing – the importance of context & PBL

Robert Leeman
13/05/2022 15:17

The Arm School Program (ASP) and the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is hosting a full day STEM Physical Computing competition on July 8th at DCI2 on the Science Park in Cambridge. Teams from schools across the county will compete to build a micro satellite to meet specific objectives. If you are in Cambridgeshire and want to get involved please sign up here: Invitation only - Innovation day for schools in Cambs / N. Northants NCCE hub area | STEM

Peter Marshman
25/05/2022 09:55

The next Physical Computing working group meeting is the 15th June with special guests the Micro:bit Foundation. Don’t forget to book your place here: CAS Physical Computing Working Group

Peter Marshman
28/06/2022 11:42

Delighted to welcome the Rosalind Franklin Institute to our next meeting - book your place here: CAS Physical Computing Working Group meeting

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