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    Are you going to BETT 2016? Would you like to win a BBC micro:bit? Then enter our Twitter selfie Win-a-micro:bit competition and you could be randomly selected to win a BBC micro:bit, which we will send you as soon as we can. To enter is easy, just tweet a picture or selfie-type image of yourself...

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  • 02/01/16--20:36: Kodu with ComputerXplorers
  • Congratulations to three more primary schools that have been awarded the coveted Kodu School plaque for their innovative use of our coding software. Anglesey Primary School in Birmingham, Boldmere Junior School in Sutton Coldfield and Oatlands Junior School in Harrogate (pictured with director of ComputerXplorers Yorkshire, Jude Parker) were all nominated to receive the award...

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    Apply to attend the London session of the 2016 CS50 workshop. In response to educators expressing an interest in adopting curriculum that provides secondary school students with an introduction to computer science providing them with a strong foundation in computational thinking, problem solving, computer science and programming skills, Microsoft has partnered with Harvard to bring...

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    Overheard this great conversation between a Teacher and Student this week, that I thought would share. Student – ‘ Sir, why is Python called Python?’ Teacher – ‘Its named after Monty Python’ Student looks blank Teacher – ‘You know the famous 1970s comedy team, Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ Student none the wiser, ‘Oh, I thought...

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      Computing skills are intrinsically linked to science and on British Science Week digital day (Friday 11 March) education technology specialist and with the support of the Microsoft Educator Community ComputerXplorers will be delivering free Kodu sessions for children and CPD sessions as part of its annual Programming for Primaries awareness event. ComputerXplorers established Programming...

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    The BBC microbit officially begins rolling out to a million students today. Somewhere in a class is a student who will be the next big deal in technology entrepreneurship. You may have the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Clive Sinclair or Satya Nadella sitting in your class right now. It might be this moment that...

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    This unbelievable piece of information landed on my desk this morning and it is so exciting, I thought I would share it with you before 12.00pm Ross Lowe, microbit evangelist and entrepreneur has just ported a version of Minecraft to his microbit. I don’t have the full details yet, but he used the Javascript Orientated Kernel...

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  • 04/19/16--08:36: Minecraft: Education Edition
  •                 At the BETT show in January, we announced a new version of Minecraft for education called Minecraft: Education Edition. Since then the Minecraft team have been busy working on features, and partnering with educators, students and administrators to get feedback on their priorities and what they need...

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  • 05/10/16--01:59: Miracle Babies
  • Many of you will know Nicki Cooper (nee Maddams) and her award winning work with Kodu. I suspect many of have used or are using her great Kodu resources that earned her the nickname ‘Queen of Kodu’. Her blog http://www.interactiveclassroom.net/ is still one the best teacher resource you will find. Many of you have asked...

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    The Computing At School #include Diversity in Computing Education Conference 2016 will take place at the University of Manchester on 11th June 2016. This year our aim is to bring together the teaching expertise of classroom teachers with the knowledge and experience of industry professionals and academics to create opportunities for all to learn practical...