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Primary schools celebrate 'Barnet Run' success

Primary schools celebrate 'Barnet Run' success

Tony Parkin appreciates Barnet schools' practical and creative approach to computing

With the emphasis on creating and making in the new computing curriculum, many schools are seeking more creative ways to adapt their teaching. Rather than settling for merely using tablet technology, there is a huge growth in interest in having pupils design apps, and even build their own or have their designs produced professionally.  

Pupils from Tudor Primary School in Finchley recently took part in a special event to celebrate the official launch of their prize-winning app, Barnet Run, alongside pupils from other Barnet schools. It was held at Manorside Primary School.

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Ulster students' hot performance with AppFurnace

Ulster students' hot performance with AppFurnace

Mountain bike app brings plaudits for Cookstown 13-year-olds, writes Sal McKeown
The school motto at Cookstown High School in Ulster is "Character through Knowledge", and their ne...

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Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton

Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton

Tony Parkin mixes with the teachers, entrepreneurs and dragons at Ed-invent Brighton
Teachers frequently criticise the producers of educational technology for being technology ...

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A lot more than coding – the Kodu Kup 2014

A lot more than coding – the Kodu Kup 2014

Kodu is a relatively unsung hero of free software for coding in schools. Gerald Haigh meets some experts
It’s not unusual to see groups of children at 'Microsoft Towers', near ...

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Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Apps for Good offers rich and flexible ways for schools to broaden 'Computing'. Tony Parkin explains
As the new Computing curriculum comes into force in England, schools are se...

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