Some links harvested from my Pinboard:
- Computer Science Unplugged | looks interesting:
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.
The activities introduce students to underlying concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details we usually see with computers.
I’ve been wondering about the push to teach pupils to code, but this sounds like it might be fun for a lot of pupils.
- The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say
I was talking about the original advert at work the other day and then this came up on twitter via @IanStuart66.
- North Berwick Nursery School – Identifying the mouse, I pointed to this post on twitter this week, it is my favourite blog post. Two photos and three sentences that tell you a lot!
- Digital creativity in Scotland | Nesta
This year Nesta has been funded by the Scottish Government to increase the number of young people using digital creativity in schools. We feel the main way to do this is to support teachers to gain the skills and confidence they need to run digital creativity projects in their class.
I like the idea of digital creativity more than just focusing on teaching all pupils to code.
- TeachMeet / TeachMeet Edinburgh Innovative Learning 2014
THis looks like a great teachmeet, I’ll not make it but would have liked to:
As part of Edinburgh University’s Innovative Learning Week 2014, we hope this TeachMeet will inspire practitioners and reinforce the important partnerships in teacher education and development. There is always something new to learn, whether you are well into your career or just starting out. Come and share a great idea!
- makingmakars | Scottish Poetry Library’s sharing space for teachers
With all the talk about coding and digital creating, good to see some work making ideas.
- Create 3D gifs by adding 2 lines. pointed to by @jimgroom, on bavatumblr, example gifs that do just this. Visually fascinating.