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Monday, 28 October 2013

Computing At School

I attended the second Computing At School (CAS) event on Saturday, which was held at the University of Glasgow. This year, unlike last year, I had the pleasure of not speaking.

It's great to attend events where the sole focus is teaching and learning. In my many conversations with the many educationalists who were there, the sole topic was how best to teach Computing. I attended all of the keynotes and many of the workshops. I particularly enjoyed the workshops about what pupils find difficult about Computing (by Sue Sentance) and the workshop about the flipped classroom (Charlie Love). Sue provided concrete examples of what works (paired progamming, debugging programs, and walkthroughs of code among them) and Charlie explained how the flipped classroom can work for Computing.

It was great to be part of such an enthusiastic group, who are already planning next year's event. You can find out more about CAS Scotland here.

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