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Free Programming Workshops from ComputerXplorers

computerXplorers1-150x150In conjunction with British Science Week (11 – 18 March) ComputerXplorers are offering free programming workshops for pupils which will teach them to program their own computer games.  In addition, teachers are offered a free ‘Introduction to Programming’ session designed to increase confidence in programming.

Schools wishing to sign up for free on-site children’s ComputerXplorers coding workshops or teachers’ computing CPD sessions on British Science Week’s digital day, Friday 11 March, should email info@computerxplorers.co.uk for more details.

Creating a course in iTunes U

Guided access piciTunes U is an iPad app where you can create a course and deliver it to your pupils. Pupils are able to submit homework and staff can use a built in gradebook to store marks. Staff can access all the resources on the iTunes store and the materials on iTunes U.
iTunes U works best when every pupil in the class has an Apple device.

Click on the icon or here to see the step-by-step guide.

Register for the Spring Mathletics Challenge

NewMathLogo_whitetxt_CMYK_LRSpring into the new term with the Edinburgh Libraries Mathletics Challenge!

In partnership with 3P Learning, the Edinburgh Libraries Mathletics Challenge starts on 27th April 2015 and runs all week. Pupils in participating schools will be able to complete activities and live online challenges throughout the week. Participation certificates will be awarded to all students and there will be prizes awarded to top schools and students for both achievement and improvement.

The 3P Learning team will be contacting all Edinburgh primaries and manage all logins and registration for the event. Your school will also get full access to Mathletics free of charge for the week of the challenge.

This is a great opportunity to engage your students and get them excited about maths, with student and class results tracked throughout the week; you’ll be able to see exactly how your school has performed over the challenge.

It’s easy to get signed up, just register your interest on the Mathletics Challenge page: http://www.mathletics-challenge.uk/