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Edinburgh Digital Creativity Hubs - Sept14 meeting

Slides from the first meetings of the Digital Creativity hubs in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Digital Creativity Hubs - Sept14 meeting

  1. 1. DIGITAL CREATIVITY
  2. 2. CITY OF EDINBURGH COMPUTING SCIENCE , ICT AND THE TECHNOLOGIES WELCOME !
  3. 3. WHY THE FOCUS? ICT and digital technologies play a pivotal role in driving the competitiveness of other key sectors in the Scottish economy Forecasts from e-Skills UK suggest that there could be as many as 11,000 job opportunities each year in ICT and digital technology roles.
  4. 4. INCREASING THE NUMBER OF WOMEN IN ICT AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ROLES Women are under represented in ICT and digital technology occupations across the sectors in Scotland. Participation rates of females in the workforce has declined over a ten-year period to 2011 from 30% to 17% and the number of female acceptances onto ICT and digital technologies related higher education courses have tended to be significantly lower than for males. This represents a potential loss of talent to the sector.
  5. 5. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Job growth is expected to be particularly concentrated in areas such as software development, software engineering and web development - there has already been a 50% increase in demand for software professionals over the last ten years.
  6. 6. AND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SAY….
  7. 7. CREATIVITY Pupils who are encouraged to think creatively: • become more interested in discovering things for themselves • are more open to new ideas and challenges • are more able to solve problems • can work well with others • become more effective learners • have greater ownership over their
  8. 8. DIGITAL CREATIVITY Digital Creativit y
  9. 9. WHAT IS COMPUTATIONAL THINKING? Computational thinking allows us to develop skills and techniques to help us solve problems effectively, with or without the aid of a computer
  10. 10. DIGITAL CREATIVITY IN THE FIRRHILL CLUSTER
  11. 11. OXGANGS PRIMARY SCHOOL P5 SCRATCH ANIMATION
  12. 12. PENTLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL P5/6 SCRATCH GAMES DESIGN
  13. 13. BRAIDBURN SPECIAL SCHOOL CLYDE CLASS (SECONDARY) – IMAGE EDITING AND BOOK PUBLISHING
  14. 14. COLINTON PRIMARY SCHOOL P7 FILM MAKING
  15. 15. ACTIVITY: PROGRAM A ROBOT
  16. 16. LET’S PROGRAM AN EMOTIONAL ROBOT LET’S NOT BOTHER WITH LEGO…
  17. 17. OBJECTS: PROGRAMMING AN EYEBROW If NICE SOUND then DOWN If NASTY SOUND then DOWN If SUDDEN SOUND then UP
  18. 18. GROUP DISCUSSION: YOUR CLUSTER
  19. 19. ACTIVITY: MONSTER DRAWING
  20. 20. DIGITAL CREATIVITY
  21. 21. Digital Creativit y
  22. 22. GROUP DISCUSSION: A HUB IN YOUR CLUSTER
  23. 23. OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
  24. 24. POSSIBLE TIMELINE • Wk beg 9th Sept - cluster teams have introductory meetings arranged in neighbourhoods • Wk beg 6th Oct - cluster team meet (1 hour) to agree what comp sc skills they will focus on and any cluster action for Dec hour of code • Wk beg 24th Nov - cluster team meet (1 hour) to discuss progress, impact for learners and plans for Dec hour of code • Wk beg 9th Feb - cluster team meet (1 hour) to discuss progress and impact for learners • Wk beg 4th May - cluster team meet (1 hour) to discuss progress and impact for learners and showcase (eg
  25. 25. DIGITAL CREATIVITY

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