Here are some exciting opportunities coming up in the summer from the West Country Computing Hub. Get creative with free, bespoke CPD support and free resources to share with your young learners from the MET Office and Code Club.
Free, Bespoke CPD for your School or Trust!
The West Country Computing Hub are excited to be able to provide you with the support you need to provide an outstanding computing education for the young people of your school. They can deliver courses specifically tailored to your School or Trust’s needs, sometimes free of charge! They are also very happy to do Q&As at school meetings or sessions at INSET days – both face-to-face or remotely delivered. If this would be of interest, please contact TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time for a Teams meeting to discuss your requirements.
Head Outside- Ideas for Code Clubs
Being active helps us to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. This summer, take your Code Club offline, head outside, and try these Raspberry Pi projects to explore coding concepts and computers!
Computers in the real world: go for a walk and notice how technology interacts with everyday life.
Pixel art unplugged project: club members learn how computers create and store images and how to use (x,y) coordinates.
Compass coding: follow codes and compass directions to get back to camp!
MET Office Summer Resources
The MET Office have a range of fun, hands-on, student-led activities for 7-11 year olds that can be delivered in the classroom or completed at home during the holidays. They are curriculum linked and created with teachers, to encourage your young learners to become weather explorers.
Data is at the heart of all communications and the resources linked with technology and innovation in weather, showcase how data is made useful for wide-reaching audiences with the help of innovative data visualisation technologies, as well as exploring the science and technology underpinning weather forecasting and climate prediction.
Short CPD Courses- Free to Attend!
Wednesday 21st July, 1600-1730, Using Kodu in the Classroom
A practical introduction for beginners new to the Kodu environment. Explore how to use Kodu to teach computing, along with a range of other subjects. By the end of this session, you will have created your own world with characters that can move around your world and interact with objects. Most importantly, you will leave with the skills, knowledge and understanding of how to use this software in the classroom.