Aug 092016
 

Technology DSC00052Showcase – On Saturday 7 May 2016 around 300 primary pupils from across Helensburgh and Lomond attended a technology showcase event with parents.
The aim of the event was to help equip young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to turn computing ideas into concepts, showcase what can be created through technology and provide additional exciting computer science related learning opportunities.

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Apr 292016
 

Cardross AppsThe Kodu Twilight Session with Gary Clark that was planned for Tuesday 10th will be postponed until next session. This is to allow teachers in the HALCO area that are interested in coding and computer science to attend the Introduction to Computing Science workshops instead. This is a really exciting opportunity provided by Education Scotland and we urge anyone interested in coding to attend.
The remaining sessions will continue as planned:
Tuesday 3rd May – Socrative & Nearpod
Tuesday 17th May – Tickle App with Sphero
There are still places available so if you are interested in attending please email us to book a place: cardrossrtc@gmail.com

May 142015
 

banner4Technology Showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School on Saturday 23rd May between 10am – 1.30pm

– Free technology showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School
– Fun and informal event with an opportunity to try out some exciting new technology
– Learn new skills from our primary pupil experts

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Mar 022015
 

mc-koduThe Kodu Kup Scotland competition launches today. This competition follows the same format as the UK Kodu competition. The closing date for both competitions is May 29th 2015.

This year students not only have to create a great game, but develop a business plan for a game franchise and create and produce a least one single piece of merchandise that promotes their game. Schools may wish to link this to current entrepreneurial or business projects already taking place.

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Feb 022015
 

koduWe are very pleased to announce this year’s Kodu Kup UK 2015 competition is now open. Many of you will be familiar with format of what has become the world’s biggest Kodu competition. There are a few changes and a new theme.
If your school plans to enter this competition then please let me know by emailing Web.Master@ea.argyll-bute.sch.uk or leave a comment below.

more info…

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Sep 082014
 

Kodu is a free application developed by Microsoft to introduce young people to computer games design.  This visual programming language allows students to design and build three dimensional games.  Kodu can help young people to learn the core concepts of computer science within the context of a project which includes narrative writing, design and maths.

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Aug 192014
 

Congratulations to Cardross Primary school who won the ‘judges choice award’ at this year’s UK Kodu Kup final.  Cardross is the first Scottish school to be invited to the UK final and they certainly represented Scotland well!  The pupils competed against 11 other schools from across the UK at Microsoft’s HQ in Reading.

To give a sense of the scale of their achievement, Microsoft estimates that 380,000 students have used Kodu in the UK this year.  Microsoft said “…the quality of the 160 games that were entered into the competition was outstanding and your games were voted the best by our judging panel.”

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May 262014
 

Argyll and Bute Kodu Competition

The judging for this year’s Argyll and Bute Kodu competition recently took place and was judged by Alison Drever, senior education officer from Education Scotland.   There was a total of 23 games submitted and they were of a very high standard.

The results are as follows:

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Jan 102014
 

Kodu is a free application developed by Microsoft to introduce young people to computer games design.  This visual programming language allows students to design and build three dimensional games.  Kodu can help young people to learn the core concepts of computer science within the context of a project which includes narrative writing, design and maths.

The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce the 1st annual Argyll and Bute Kodu Competition. The competition is open to all Argyll and Bute schools and entries must be received by Thursday 1st May 2014.

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Aug 192013
 

Kodu is a visual programming language for creating games!  Kodu can be controlled using an Xbox controller or a mouse and keyboard.

  • Kodu provides easy tools to create elaborate 3D landscapes, and control the lighting and camera.
  • Kodu programming involves selecting visual tiles for a condition (WHEN) and an action (DO).
  • Students can learn about cooperation, logic and creativity, not just about programming.

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