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14 October 2022

Supporting the physical computing community brings rewards!

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Peter Marshman

The beginning of the physical computing working group at CAS, supported by Arm, has produced a giving and knowledgeable community passionate about using physical computing in the classroom and project-based learning approaches.

It has been a pleasure to see the generous support in the physical computing community meetings and the innovative ideas and activities that are already in full flow - far and wide across the UK.  What has also been clear is that there are teachers wanting to help others and others that are grateful for the help and guidance.  We wanted to celebrate this by opening a range of badges to show our appreciation of your giving and supportive actions – what makes CAS – CAS! 

Each of the Indium, Beryllium and Palladium badges recognise the contribution to the community of teachers trying or extending their use of physical computing in the classroom:

It was fantastic when the first application for the badge arrived from Carol Murray through the simple request form on the physical computing launchpad:

As part of Carol’s commitment to sharing in the community she uploaded her exciting resource “Sphero Twister and Challenges” which you can in the physical computing resource section:

Could you be the next recipient of the engager badge?  Could you contribute to support discussions and share resources to achieve your Palladium badge?

Not only are there community and working group meetings but you can take part in upcoming ‘Getting hands on’ sessions with the Pico and micro:bit here:

CAS Physical Computing Working Group meeting inc. The Pico & the IoT

Micro:bit code-along - You've got this!

Micro:bit code-along - Health & Wellbeing

Micro:bit code-along - Embedding in the classroom


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