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Raspberry Pi device will 'reboot computing in schools'

A tiny computer called Raspberry Pi and costing £20 is the big hope for this year. But most of the orders come from private schools<p>Eben Upton was an academic working in computer science at Cambridge University when, five years ago, he began to notice a disturbing trait among the applicants he was …

Top ten computer science teaching resources

A pioneering head of ICT shares some fantastic routes into teaching children code and computing<p>When the Guardian Teacher Network asked me to exclusively reveal a list of my top 10 resources I found it really hard to narrow my choice down to just 10.<p>But here it is – and if you think I have left any …

There is room for both computing and ICT in schools

The current draft curriculum is a real let down to ICT teachers and their students. Let's improve the ICT curriculum, but think of the students and not pander to lobbying from outside interests<p>After Michael Gove's speech at BETT last year I wrote my first ever Guardian Teacher Network article, …

How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

<i>This story is part of our series</i> The Changing Lives of Women.<p>There are still relatively few women in tech. Maria Klawe wants to change that. As president of Harvey Mudd College, a science and engineering school in Southern California, she's had stunning success getting more women involved in …

Computer science or ICT: which would serve our pupils better?

Should we welcome computing with open arms or mourn the demise of ICT? Miles Berry and Chris Leach debate the Gove's changes to the national curriculum<p>Cast your mind back to January 2012. In one of his many overhauls, education secretary, Michael Gove, announced his attention to scrap the ICT …

Study: Women avoid computer science careers because they think ‘nerds’ are smelly and pale

Blame “The Big Bang Theory” for the lack of women in tech.<p>That’s the conclusion from new research out of the University of Washington, which found …

Will Georgia Tech's $7K online M.S. in computer science program make the grade?

The Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Udacity and AT&T, is preparing to offer an accredited online master of science (M.S.) degree …

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10 places in Britain where you can learn how to write computer code

Across the country, young people are hungry to learn coding. Observer Tech Monthly offers a guide to the best companies<p>The last decade has seen huge investment in technology and computing by the government in Britain, as well as the arrival of foreign investment.<p>The London and Cambridge (or …

What Needs to Happen for More Women, Minorities to Get Into Computer Science - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

A PayScale report ranked computer science careers among some of the most in-demand and lucrative professions in the United States. But recent figures on high-school students who took the College Board's Advanced Placement Computer Science exam last year paint a picture of a field is failing to …

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Michael Gove announces a computing curriculum worthy of the 21st century

Finally, Britain’s children will be equipped for the Internet age. In a speech to the BETT education conference today, Michael Gove announced the details of the new computing curriculum, which will take effect from this September.<p>As well a new Computer Science GCSE and a beefed-up A-Level …

Google backs Code Club Pro scheme to boost UK teachers' computing skills

Invests £120k in initiative that kicks off in April, with ambitions to train more than 20,000 primary-school teachers by 2016<p>Coding clubs network Code Club is launching a training programme to teach computing skills to British primary school teachers, backed by £120,000 of funding from Google.<p>The …