Janette Hughes

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Interview: Cameron Wilson of Code.org - Maris, West & Baker

January 28th, 2014<p>Cameron Wilson is the COO and VP of government affairs at Code.org. We spoke about Code.org’s work to expand computer science …

Computing in schools "not only about code"

There's more to the new computing curriculum than learning to code, according to one master teacher.<p>Zoe Ross is a Computing at Schools master …

No more French lessons — teach coding instead

A few weeks ago at the Mayor’s international business advisers committee meeting, I had one of those open- mouth-insert-foot moments. Sitting with a …

Our Partnership in Camden

Lots of schools and other venues want to have a Code Club but sometimes they struggle to find volunteers to help them out. In order to help venues …

Life with Raspberry Pi: Sparking a School Coding Revolution

Illustration by Harry Campbell<p>By Chad Sansing<p>Our classroom glows with activity. One kid drafts a how-to article in which he explains the steps …

Play-i Is Building An Ecosystem For Its Robots To Teach Coding

Play-i, a company behind two robots called Bo and Yana that aim to teach programming to children as young as five years old, is keen on building up a robust ecosystem that covers software and even educational material for schools.<p>This means other than building the hardware, the company is also …

Newfoundlander petitions for more coding in high schools

Computer science curriculum is inadequate, says petitioner<p>James Flynn, a Newfoundlander studying political science and economics at the University of …

With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: spaxiax<p>As competition builds among companies teaching people to code online, Portland,Ore.-based Treehouse says it has …

Treehouse gets $7M to bring learn-to-code programs to high schools

Treehouse, a startup that’s a big part of the learn-to-code movement, has just closed a $7 million round of funding.<p>Today, the company is also announcing it’s expanding its services to include high school classes in computer science. In the high school programs, Treehouse will come into schools …

Coding & Creativity: The Future of ICT in Schools – event

Top speakers including Ian Livingstone and John Naughton will seek to inspire the ICT curriculum at this one-day event<p>"Even though the world is in slight disarray… there has never been a better opportunity than today for those equipped with the skills for the digital and creative industries to …

If school isn’t teaching your kid to code, this program will (for a fee)

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>If you want your child to have an early start on becoming the next Zuckerberg or Gates, it’s pretty clear that (for now, at …

Camden council pioneers computer coding in schools

The London local authority is working with UCL and Google to turn children from users to creators of computer technology<p>Last year I was teaching a year 5 class who were mad about anything to do with computers. Most of their spare time was spent playing games and streaming TV shows. These children …

When you buy Treehouse, a public school kid gets Treehouse — and learns to code

Learn-to-code company Treehouse is announcing a truly awesome promotion for its customers.<p>Every time someone signs up for a new Gold-level account ($50 per month), Treehouse will give an account to a public school student — most likely a student who would never otherwise have the opportunity to …

URBAN TxT helps at-risk kids learn to code, avoid gangs, & stay in school

URBAN TxT, a Los Angeles program teach young minority kids to build iPhone apps, open-source technologies, and Facebook apps, is raising $100,000 via nonprofit crowdfunding site Razoo to help black and Latino kids avoid gangs, learn to code, and stay in school.<p>Not to mention saving the state of …

Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes

<b>There are no lockers in the hallways</b> at Beaver Country Day School. Instead, backpacks and tote bags line either side of the floor while students step …

What Does the 'Hour of Code' Really Look Like at a K-12 School?

"Anybody can learn to code." That’s the mantra of Code.org, and it became our school's mantra as well during the Hour of Code.<p>I'm a global history …

Teaching

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers

Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school<p>From September, coding will be part of the primary and secondary education curriculum in the UK, as part of wider changes designed to boost computer literacy alongside …

Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.

We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook’s<p>Mark Zuckerberghave created a culture that embraces technical innovation and that has popularized the leaders behind the …

Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience

Students without the skills to use digital tools risk an inferior learning process at best, and being left behind at worst<p>The nature of knowledge is changing and, in this digital age, our definition of basic literacy urgently needs expanding. With an estimated 90% of UK jobs requiring some level of …