We have a packed agenda forthis event and many thanks to Whickham School for hosting the Autumn meeting. The School is a Lead School in the Network of Excellence for Teaching Computer Science NoE)
1. The Hour of the Code: Raspberry Pi event taking place on 12th December 2013 Information and volunteer schools to attend.
2. Feedback from the Raspberry Pi initiative and reports from schools/teachers taking part.
(Please bring back your loan machines so we can redistribute to other members.)
3. AQA GCSE Computer Science Year 11 Controlled Assessment (Giles Rumney + Y11 students)
4. BTEC Next Gen I&CT online assessments: Simon Alexander/Susan Turton plus Network Tech crew to discuss the installation and running side of things (also useful for Python, etc as we have them all installed and we know some schools have had problems).
5. Update on Computer Clubs: Bob Paton
6. AOB Date for next meeting.
When & Where
Computing At School (CAS) aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that many students are being “turned off” computing by a combination of factors that have conspired to make the subject seem dull and pedestrian. Our goal is to put the excitement back into Computing at school.
The Computing At School group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation, whose energy, creativity, and leadership comes from its members. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners. Membership is open to everyone, and is very broad, including teachers, parents, governors, exam boards, industry, professional societies, and universities. We speak for the discipline of computing at school level, inc. FE, and not for any particular interest group.