WHAT WE TEACH
  YOUR KIDS
    Fraser Speirs
MY LIFE IN 4 BULLETS


Computer Science education

Worked on the Large Hadron Collider grid computing
project

Teach compu...
COMPUTING COURSES


 AI       Multimedia         Networks


      Software Development


       Computer Systems
CURRICULUM FOR
    EXCELLENCE

Successful    Responsible
 Learners      Citizens

               Effective
Confident
       ...
COMPUTING IN C4E
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science

 Biology
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science

 Biology

 Chemistry
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science

 Biology

 Chemistry

 Physics
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science

 Biology

 Chemistry

 Physics
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science      Technologies

 Biology

 Chemistry

 Physics
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science      Technologies

 Biology      Computing!

 Chemistry

 Physics
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science      Technologies

 Biology      Computing!

 Chemistry    Technical
              Studies
 Physi...
COMPUTING IN C4E
Science      Technologies

 Biology      Computing!

 Chemistry    Technical
              Studies
 Physi...
COMPUTING HAS THE
  SAME STATUS AS
 MATHEMATICS AND
    LITERACY
IN THE WORLD OF
SCHOOL IT TEACHING
     MATERIALS
MAINFRAMES HAVE
 “UP TO 100GB OF
    STORAGE”
FLOPPY DISCS RULE!
APPLEWORKS IS
  AMAZING!
LCD SCREENS ARE
WHAT LAPTOPS HAVE
MOBILE PHONES USE
      WAP
WHAT ARE THESE
“COMPUTER GAMES”
  YOU SPEAK OF?
THE LAST REVIEW OF
 THE HIGHER (AGE
 16-17) CURRICULUM
       WAS 2004
THE NEXT REVIEW
  WILL BE 2014
2004
2014?




        ++
PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING

Variables
PROGRAMMING

Variables   Arrays
PROGRAMMING

Variables        Arrays




            Fixed and Conditional
                    Loops
PROGRAMMING

    Variables        Arrays


Conditional statements

                Fixed and Conditional
                 ...
PROGRAMMING

    Variables        Arrays

                          Operators
Conditional statements

                Fixe...
CAN WE USE RUBY?


The curriculum doesn’t specify
a language, but the nation has
defaulted to VB because there
are VB mate...
IF YOU DO TRAINING

Nobody has made new materials for years
because of C4E.

Now is (almost) the time - there is about to ...
IF YOU’RE A PARENT

Talk to teachers.

Write to or call your representatives.

Individual teachers need parent input to
ar...
RELEVANT URLS



http://www.sqa.org.uk

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/
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  • Lightning Talk at Scotland on Rails '09

    1. 1. WHAT WE TEACH YOUR KIDS Fraser Speirs
    2. 2. MY LIFE IN 4 BULLETS Computer Science education Worked on the Large Hadron Collider grid computing project Teach computing Run Connected Flow (FlickrExport, Darkslide)
    3. 3. COMPUTING COURSES AI Multimedia Networks Software Development Computer Systems
    4. 4. CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE Successful Responsible Learners Citizens Effective Confident Contributors Individuals
    5. 5. COMPUTING IN C4E
    6. 6. COMPUTING IN C4E Science
    7. 7. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Biology
    8. 8. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Biology Chemistry
    9. 9. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Biology Chemistry Physics
    10. 10. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Biology Chemistry Physics
    11. 11. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Technologies Biology Chemistry Physics
    12. 12. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Technologies Biology Computing! Chemistry Physics
    13. 13. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Technologies Biology Computing! Chemistry Technical Studies Physics
    14. 14. COMPUTING IN C4E Science Technologies Biology Computing! Chemistry Technical Studies Physics Home Economics
    15. 15. COMPUTING HAS THE SAME STATUS AS MATHEMATICS AND LITERACY
    16. 16. IN THE WORLD OF SCHOOL IT TEACHING MATERIALS
    17. 17. MAINFRAMES HAVE “UP TO 100GB OF STORAGE”
    18. 18. FLOPPY DISCS RULE!
    19. 19. APPLEWORKS IS AMAZING!
    20. 20. LCD SCREENS ARE WHAT LAPTOPS HAVE
    21. 21. MOBILE PHONES USE WAP
    22. 22. WHAT ARE THESE “COMPUTER GAMES” YOU SPEAK OF?
    23. 23. THE LAST REVIEW OF THE HIGHER (AGE 16-17) CURRICULUM WAS 2004
    24. 24. THE NEXT REVIEW WILL BE 2014
    25. 25. 2004
    26. 26. 2014? ++
    27. 27. PROGRAMMING
    28. 28. PROGRAMMING
    29. 29. PROGRAMMING Variables
    30. 30. PROGRAMMING Variables Arrays
    31. 31. PROGRAMMING Variables Arrays Fixed and Conditional Loops
    32. 32. PROGRAMMING Variables Arrays Conditional statements Fixed and Conditional Loops
    33. 33. PROGRAMMING Variables Arrays Operators Conditional statements Fixed and Conditional Loops
    34. 34. CAN WE USE RUBY? The curriculum doesn’t specify a language, but the nation has defaulted to VB because there are VB materials.
    35. 35. IF YOU DO TRAINING Nobody has made new materials for years because of C4E. Now is (almost) the time - there is about to be great demand for new materials. Think about education as a market for materials Think about (young) beginner programmers
    36. 36. IF YOU’RE A PARENT Talk to teachers. Write to or call your representatives. Individual teachers need parent input to argue for change. What can you do to help your school?
    37. 37. RELEVANT URLS http://www.sqa.org.uk http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/

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