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Switched ON! Summer 2013

The latest feature-filled issue of the the Computing At School Newsletter

Simon Humphreys

Created by Simon Humphreys
last edited May 13 2013 by Neil Brown

Most links can now be found in the main copy but here are further resources and information relating to articles in this issue:


Page 4

cpd: new and aspiring leaders of computing

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Page 6 & 7

teaching computing concepts through dance

A more detailled lesson description can be read at

The Digital Schoolhouse materials to support this project can be found at


kodu cup launched

Get up to date with what has happened in the Kodu Cup at or Twitter: @KoduKup



Page 8 & 9


Further details, and hopefully a report of the Launch Party can be found at

The first newsletter can be found at



Page 14 & 15

approaching problems with algorithmic principles

Teaching Scenarios, referred to in the article, are given in the thesis Appendix.  Many links to further reading are given in Ferreira's scenarios. Further reading: Roland Backhouse, Algorithmic Problem Solving


my favourite book: algorithmic puzzles

More details about Anany and Maria Levitin's book can be found at



Page 16 & 17

google to provide free raspberry pis for aspiring youngsters

The official Google blogpost about the donation can be found at:

And the related blogposts from other organisations:



Page 18 & 19

3dami summer school

Registration now open to students aged 15-19: 2013 applciations

exploring programming and animation with blender

Ben Smith's excellent video resources can be found on his YouTube channel:

Here is one particular video where he focuses on the mini-games mentioned  


retaking control of keeping track of different code versions

This piece is based on one of the most popular Version Control Systems called Subversion ( Other systems perform the same operations although the implementations and terminology might differ.



Page 20 & 21

sharing the lessons of cas across the atlantic

You can find a copy of the paper, co-authored by Michael Kolling, Simon Humphreys, Simon Peyton-Jones and Sue Sentence and Neil Brown at:  The video of the talk rehersal is at:

finding the hidden treasure in life's great computer game

You can contact Suzy Race at or follow her @suzyrace on Twitter



Page 22 & 23

northern ireland: where we are and where we are going

Clarke Rice blogs at


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