CAS Scotland Conference
Charlie Love points to the CAS Scotland Conference, I am looking forward to going along.
the details of the amazing speakers and workshops we have lined up for the Computing At School Scotland conference on Saturday 26th October. This event isn’t just for secondary Computing Teachers. Those with an interest in technology and primary practitioners who want some support and ideas around technology and computing science are especially welcome.
It’s not too late to sign up! Go to http://casscot13.eventbrite.co.uk/ to get your ticket. If you have already signed up then please tell your colleagues in other schools in your area – please spread the word about this great event.
On Computing Education – The Windows Movie Maker Problem
Scottish, 14 year old pupil, Ross Penman gives his view on the state of computing education:
But what shocked me was the techniques being taught to create the web pages.
<small>* tags, the
bgcolorattributes, jump links using
<a name="">, embedding Windows directory paths in links to images, and, worst of all, the dreaded tables for layout.
We thought all of these techniques died out in 2001, but they are still being taught!
This works, although my colleague Ian who tested it with me suggested it was a solution in search of a problem, I am wondering if it could be used in learning?