Categories
Linux News PC Technology

The Roots project: Implementing culturally responsive computing teaching in schools in England

Reading Time: 5 minutes Since last year, we have been investigating culturally relevant pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching in computing education. This is an important part of our research to understand how to make computing accessible to all young people. We are now continuing our work in this area with a new project called Roots, bridging our research team […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Creating better online multiple choice questions

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this blog post we explore good practices around creating online computing questions, specifically multiple choice questions (MCQs). Multiple choice questions are a popular way to help teachers and learners work out the next steps in learning, and to assess learning in examinations. As a case study, we look at some data related to learner […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

The AI4K12 project: Big ideas for AI education

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is AI thinking? What concepts should we introduce to young people related to AI, including machine learning (ML), and data science? Should we teach with a glass-box or an opaque-box approach? These are the questions we’ve been grappling with since we started our online research seminar series on AI education at the Raspberry Pi […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Calling all young creators: Get ready for Coolest Projects Global 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s time to start your countdown! Young people from all over the world will soon be invited to share their digital creations at Coolest Projects Global 2022, our world-leading online technology showcase event for young creators. In mid-February, project registration opens for a new and improved, online-only experience. Through Coolest Projects Global, young creators can […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

New free resources for young people to create 3D worlds with code in Unity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we’re releasing an exciting new path of projects for young people who want to create 3D worlds, stories, and games. We’ve partnered with Unity to offer any young person, anywhere, the opportunity to take their first steps in creating virtual worlds using real-time 3D. The Unity Charitable Fund, a fund of the Tides Foundation, […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

How can AI-based analysis help educators support students?

Reading Time: 8 minutes We are hosting a series of free research seminars about how to teach artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to young people, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute. In the fifth seminar of this series, we heard from Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the University College London (UCL) Knowledge Lab. Rose […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Raspberry Pi computers are speeding to the International Space Station

Reading Time: 6 minutes This morning, our two new Astro Pi units launched into space. Actual, real-life space. The new Astro Pi units each consist of a Raspberry Pi computer with a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera and a host of sensors, all housed inside a special space-ready case that makes the hardware suitable for the International Space Station […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Green information technology and classroom discussions

Reading Time: 5 minutes The global IT industry generates as much CO2 as the aviation industry. In Hello World issue 17, we learn about the hidden impact of our IT use and the changes we can make from Beverly Clarke, national community manager for Computing at School and author of Computer Science Teacher: Insight Into the Computing Classroom. Beverly […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Tim Peake joins us as we get ready to launch special Raspberry Pi computers to space

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re feeling nostalgic because six years ago, two special Raspberry Pi computers named Ed and Izzy were travelling to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. These two Astro Pi units joined British ESA astronaut Tim Peake as part of his six-month Principia space mission. Tim and Astro Pis Ed and Izzy […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Snapshots from the history of AI, plus AI education resources

Reading Time: 6 minutes In Hello World issue 12, our free magazine for computing educators, George Boukeas, DevOps Engineer for the Astro Pi Challenge here at the Foundation, introduces big moments in the history of artificial intelligence (AI) to share with your learners: The story of artificial intelligence (AI) is a story about humans trying to understand what makes […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Record numbers of young people have sent us ideas for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

Reading Time: 4 minutes We and our partners ESA Education are delighted to announce that for this year’s Mission Space Lab of the European Astro Pi Challenge, a record number of 800 teams from 23 countries sent us their ideas for experiments to run on board the International Space Station (ISS). This is an incredible 83% increase from last […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

How do we develop AI education in schools? A panel discussion

Reading Time: 8 minutes AI is a broad and rapidly developing field of technology. Our goal is to make sure all young people have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use and create AI systems. So what should AI education in schools look like? To hear a range of insights into this, we organised a panel discussion as part […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Celebrating the community: Cian

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today we bring you the sixth film in our series of inspirational community stories. It’s wonderful to share how people all across the world are getting creative with tech and solving problems that matter to them. Our next community story comes from Drogheda, Ireland, where a group of programmers set up one of the country’s […]

Categories
Linux News PC Technology

Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

Reading Time: 5 minutes Your young people don’t need to wait to become astronauts to be part of a space mission! In Mission Zero, the free beginners’ coding activity of the European Astro Pi Challenge, young people can create a simple computer program to send to the International Space Station (ISS) today. The International Space Station, where your young […]