Innovative Students – Conference Presentation Video

Mike Lloyd’s keynote address at “Building Skills”, Athens. Thanks to all at the British Council, Microsoft and InEdu in Greece.

Codex Launch

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In October we were delighted to announce our partnership with {Codex} in Espirito Santo, Brazil. The Codex project is about building and operating “micro-schools” using the CLWB curriculum and content. CLWB provided a range of services, including design, training and the learning platform. The model is similar to English schools, but with the learning focus on ‘Invention-Based Learning’. We jointly launched the program on October 17th in Vitoria, with Programming, Computer Science, and Robotics demos from children and the Codex tutors. At the end of November Codex ran its first Electronic classes. Check out the Codex website here – http://codex-es.com.br

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Computer Science Without Computers

Here’s a wonderful set of activities for teaching children Computer Science and Mathematics without requiring computers. Produced in New Zealand, the site contains extremely well designed lesson plans, videos, pictures and links to further information. Topics covered include, for example:

  • Binary Numbers
  • Image Representation
  • Error Detection
  • Information Theory
  • Searching and Sorting Algorithms
  • Minimal Spanning Trees
  • Programming Languages
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Public Key Encryption
  • Human Interface Design
  • The Turing Test

(With acknowledgements to csunplugged.com shared under Creative Commons).

For those looking for good advice on teaching Computer Science with computers, check out this terrific blog from Alfred Thompson