Post by Nicki Maddams
Like many of you, a little over a week ago I attended BETT. I was in attendance for two reasons, firstly to deliver a presentation within the Arena session on Schools and Real Computer Science and secondly to launch the Kodu Kup!
Schools and Real Computer Science
Presenting in the arena was an amazing experience and I was honoured at being invited to be part of the panel alongside Doctor Jo Twist (CEO of UKIE, the leading authority on the UK games industry), Professor Simon Peyton Jones (Principal Researcher for Computer Science at Microsoft), Roger Davies (Director of IT at Queen Elizabeth School) and Charlotte Avery (Head Mistress of St Mary’s School). Here’s a summary of what the session covered:
In my section, I talked about my four main challenges in relation to computing, which were:
- Getting children interested and understanding programming from a young…
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