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CAS Regional Centres supporting teacher engagement for the BBC micro:bit

The BBC and partners unveiled the BBC micro:bit in July 2015. The micro:bit is a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative for 30 years, up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, fo [...]

Announcing the CAS Regional Centres

The CAS community has grown, and is still growing, by approximately 400 people every month. This is just wonderful! Many community members take on a role leading and serving their local community either through running a hub or running training courses in their role as a CAS Master Teacher or University Partner. Each individual plays a vital role [...]

New CAS website for primary teachers

Through the generous support of Morgan Stanley CAS have developed a new website for primary school teachers.  TeachPrimaryComputing.org.uk is designed to help all primary teachers, beginner and specialist alike, get 'up to speed' with the new curriculum. It includes: Detailed explanation of the key concepts of Computer Scienc [...]

The Promise of Computational Thinking

Nine months ago, London hosted the first meeting of D5 - a group of the most digitally advanced countries in the world. At that meeting, the five founding members (Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, South Korea, and the UK) signed a charter and committed to meeting its 9 principles. One of those principles was “Teach children to code” [...]

Government back cybersecurity resources

Cyber security is a hot topic, both at a global level - new cyber attacks on businesses, Government and consumers are reported daily - and in the every-day lives of young people who are regularly confronted with risks to their online safety.  The new computing curriculum aims to equip children and young people with the skills they need to pa [...]

Launch of CAS London

A lively networking-focused meeting was held to officially launch the Computing At School Regional Centre for London (CAS London)on Friday July 10th. CAS London will be coordinated by King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London in 2015-2016. For the last two years, the Department for Education (DfE) have funded CAS to develo [...]

CAS Lead School pupil wins Astro-Pi

Computer programmes designed by school children will be boldly going where no amateur software has gone before when they are sent to the International Space Station as part of the Astro Pi project. The competition, which was announced earlier this year, invited young people to design applications for the Raspberry Pi which could be sent to the [...]

BBC micro:bit launched!

The BBC and partners today unveiled the BBC micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative for 30 years, up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free. In the [...]


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