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Gateway to Research
Welcome to the RCUK gateway to publicly funded research
Search for and analyse information on the latest innovative research in the UK
data  education  funding  research  innovateuk  tsb  rcuk 
june 2015 by dunc
Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code | Video on TED.com
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
codeclub  education  programming  kids  mit  scratch 
december 2013 by dunc
Isis Education Centre - The LookOut, Hyde Park London - Royal Parks Foundation
The Isis Education Centre at The LookOut is an idyllic sanctuary in the middle of Hyde Park. People of all ages, abilities and communities can escape the hustle and bustle of the city; learn outside the classroom, connect as a team out of the office or enjoyhealth and wellbeing activities, such as yoga and meditation.
L3  icricities  hydepark  education  distance 
august 2013 by dunc
Brightworks: An Extraordinary School
Brightworks is a school that reimagines education. By taking the best practices from both early childhood education and hands-on, project-based experiential learning, we strive to meet students’ needs in a flexible, mixed-age environment that breaks the traditional walls between school and the community outside the classroom. We offer a broad-spectrum learning environment designed to encourage creative capacity, tenacity, and citizenship.
tsb  distance  schools  sanfrancisco  education  learning 
april 2013 by dunc
Sense is a drag-and-drop programming environment that will allow you to develop rich multimedia programs within minutes. It has been designed to work with the SenseBoard, a powerful, flexible and yet amazingly simple-to-use hardware kit that can sit at the heart of a thousand different projects, giving you a few of the features of a research laboratory in something that fits in the palm of your hand.
education  iot  ou  openuniversity  sense 
december 2012 by dunc
BBC News - Top US universities put their reputations online
"The first online course from MITx earlier this year had more students than the entire number of living students who have graduated from the university." ... "Earlier this week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was giving $1m to MIT to use edX courses in partnership with colleges serving low-income students - which raises an intriguing possibility of bringing high-quality resources where they are most needed." the new edX
convergence  education  internet  opendata  leapfrogging  infinitecontent  newphilanthropy 
june 2012 by dunc
Computing at School :: Computing For the Next Generation ...
The Computing at School Working Group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation that aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners.
codingforkids  programming  education  BCS 
october 2011 by dunc
Coding For Kids
This group was created by a community of people brought together on the 12th October 2011 at the Guardian, York Way, London - made up of young people, teachers, ex-teachers, developers, parents and industry with the purpose of finding ways to support education of programming and computational thinking for the current and next generations in the UK. Whether this be through traditional education methods - or other stuff.
codingforkids  education  kids  programming 
october 2011 by dunc
Kodu - Microsoft Research
Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.
education  games  kids  microsoft  programming  codingforkids 
october 2011 by dunc
Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share
"Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively."
codingforkids  education  kids  programming  software  animation 
october 2011 by dunc
Edge Futures: Complete Set - All Books - Black Dog Publishing
Edge Futures are a series of five books that explore the impact that climate change will have on different aspects of our lives in the future. They are available to order as individual titles or as a complete set.
books  future  city  education  knowledge 
august 2008 by dunc
Welcome to Squeakland
this is the software that will also be available on th e 100 dollar laptop
programming  education  kids  smalltalk  opensource  scifoo  faraday 
august 2007 by dunc

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