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The digital divide - BCS finds a new home for laptops

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-12-14

The need for devices is greater than ever, so BCS teamed up with their local schools to ensure unused laptops were put to good use

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Thank you! A Christmas Message from CAS

Published by Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Humphreys on 2020-12-14

We are together engaged in a huge enterprise: re-envisioning the way in which we educate our young people in computing, and making that new vision into a living, breathing reality in our classrooms. And then Covid hit. Now it’s all about logistics, bubbles, sterilising computers, track and trace, and keeping 2 metres away. Time for CPD has evaporated and the SLT’s attention may not be on computing....

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Queen's University Belfast: Computing - Parents' Evening

Published by I. O'Neill on 2020-11-30

Queen's University Belfast is holding its Computing Parents’ Evening on Thursday 3rd December 2020, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Catch up on our CAS Autumn Event 2020!

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-11-23

All our keynote sessions, plus our panel events on cyber security, are now available for online catch-up

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The benefits of chess and computing - We take a closer look

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-11-23

The popularity of chess is booming thanks to the hit Netflix’ series, The Queen’s Gambit and the impact of coronavirus. We spoke to Sarah Zaman, CAS Outreach Manager and chess fan, about the benefits of playing and how it can inspire and develop computational skills. also a chess fan, about the benefits of playing and how it can inspire and develop computational skills.

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Improving School and University Engagement Survey

Published by Jane Waite on 2020-11-20

The CAS Research Working Group are looking for respondents to their recent survey looking at the barriers and benefits of working across school and university groups

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An Evening with Tech @ QUB 2020

Published by I. O'Neill on 2020-11-20

Evening with Tech @ QUB on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 19:00.

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Call for Views on the Future of Mathematics Education

Published by Felicity Page on 2020-11-18

The Royal Society has just launched a Call for Views on the future of mathematics education, defined in a broad sense to include statistics, data, numeracy and computing competencies - can you help?

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Are your students engaged in Esports? Teacher Claire Gryspeerdt tells us about its success at her school

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-11-18

Are you and your students involved in Esports? Teacher Claire Gryspeerdt started running Esports events in her school in Northamptonshire after being inspired by our CAS Showcase event earlier this year. She's seen it boost friendships and interest in STEM subjects and computing

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CAS Inspire - Using computing to bring history and geography to life

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-10-22

Computing can bring the past to life and help us to explore the world around us, says Richard Smith, who's leading two CAS Inspire webinars

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