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 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.

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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.

<font>, <big>, and <small>* tags, the align, border, and bgcolor attributes, 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!

from: On Computing Education – The Windows Movie Maker Problem | Ross Penman <- Dead link,


: OPEN SCOTLAND – Promoting the development and adoption of open education policies and practices in Scotland. #openscot


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?

TogetherJS is a free, open source JavaScript library by Mozilla that adds collaboration features and tools to your website. By adding TogetherJS to your site, your users can help each other out on a website in real time!

from: Mozilla Labs : TogetherJS via Doug Belshaw

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