More GOWS stuff – a visit to the school to see the primary students

July 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Last Friday, I went to Ysgol Bro Ddyfi as part of their transition week. In transition week the primary students who’ll be starting secondary in September come and visit the school, and do a load of taster sessions, getting a feel for what secondary stuff is like and finding their way around the school. SO…

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GOWS day – visiting the school

June 6, 2013 / 3 comments

I went to Machynlleth this afternoon to visit Ysgol Bro Ddyfi, one of the schools I’m working with on the GOWS project. A group primary teachers from the feeder schools were there, and we were meeting up to talk about computing, computational thinking, and how the project is coming along. Jordi and Mariona, who are…

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Get On With Science schoolteacher visit

March 9, 2013 / 9 comments

Yesterday I arranged a tour of Aberystwyth University for a group of local schoolteachers, as part of the GOWS (Get On With Science) project. I’m a “Science Champion” (Champion, I tell you) on this project, which involves working with a cluster of schools looking at science, women in science, and transition from primary to secondary….

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Raspberry pi radio star

February 20, 2013 / 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago I went to the second Machynlleth Raspberry Jam, and ended up being interviewed for Science Cafe on BBC Radio Wales. You can listen again at that link (for a bit). The program also includes my friend Tom Crick from Cardiff Met, who visited the raspberry pi factory; the bit with…

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Technocamps AI workshop

July 27, 2012 / 0 comments

I’ve been working on the Technocamps project for the last year, and one of the things I’ve been heavily involved with is a workshop on AI, loosely based around Alan Turing’s 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” (also known as The Turing Test Paper). You can find that paper online in loads of places, e.g….

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The making of the Machynlleth Raspberry Jam video

July 24, 2012 / 3 comments

On Saturday I went to Machynlleth for a “Raspberrry Jam”; these are get-togethers for people who like the Raspberry Pi low-cost computer (if you’ve not heard of the Raspberry Pi, then head here. They’re great. The idea of Raspberry Jams is that people who like the Raspberry Pi get together and share ideas about what…

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