After about six months at Flick Electric Co. and then working on my blog post about Webstock I started to wonder about what I was going to do about my professional development in my new career. This got me thinking about how do graduates / juniors who aren’t working in a big company like Xero, Trade … Continue reading PD 4 Jnr Devs
In January this year I applied for a scholarship to attend Webstock 2016 in mid February. I had seen information about the scholarship a few weeks before I applied but I wasn't too sure if Webstock would be good/useful to go to being a very new developer. I didn't actually really know what Webstock was … Continue reading Webstock 2016
Australia, the UK, and other countries now have computer science in their curricula from Year 1, and the NZ government have recently recommended reviewing the positioning and content of digital technology within the New Zealand Curriculum in the "Nation of Curious Minds" report. Should programming be taught in our primary schools? In this session we … Continue reading CS and Programming at Yr 10 and below #cs4hschch
1.44 Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts from computer science PDF of standard Golden rule of interface design is consistency. Example - setting alarm on device User - appointment Task - setting the exact time To learn about an interface, get students to get parents to use the interface. Think about who the audience and what the task … Continue reading CS4HS – Computer Science Level 1 Introduction
Purpose of CS4HS vision for teaching specific ideas for new standard peer support networking refreshment Environment respectful safe environment ow to work with what we've got encourage and build each other up presenters are volunteers no question is too simple Why CS4HS? students don't know what C is employers can't meet demand best jobs - conditions, prospects … Continue reading Computer Science 4 High Schools – welcome session
Beginners' Talk - Tim Bell Introduction for those who have not attended CS4HS before; we'll go over what Computer Science is, why it is being taught in high school, and look at the big picture of how to get up to speed for teaching it. If you have attended CS4HS before, the C-block Foyer has … Continue reading Computer Science 4 High Schools – Beginners Talk
So on Saturday I went along to the “A Day in the Life” that was being run by Enspiral Dev Academy. It was a day set up for people to experience what Dev Academy - “Join us for a chance to really feel what it’s like to be a boot at our nine-week programming academy. … Continue reading “A Day in the Life” – Enspiral Dev Academy
At the beginning of February I enrolled in the University of Canterbury's first year paper - COCS121, Introduction to Programming (using Python). I decided to take the plunge as in our Year 12 Digital Technology class we are going to be teaching Python in Term 3 and I have never done any programming whatsoever!! I … Continue reading Python – I have survived!