News Tagged 'computer'

Mash Club is Here

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Mash Club is Here! This was the announcement in the  newsletter from Purple Mash this week!

“Mash Club is the computing club that puts children in charge of their learning, taking them on an after-school journey so creative they’ll never want to leave.

Children create everything from dragon-dodging wizards to dancing robots then blog about their designs across 8 self-guided sessions. They follow a simple guide for each session and cross out each step as they progress.”(2Simple Software)  For ...

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Code Studio

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CODE logoCode.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing- at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, are self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged”activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course ...

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Literacy from Scratch

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scratchLiteracy from Scratch is a response to the UK government’s initiative to develop computer programming skills in Primary School. It is a  joint project between schools in London and in Prague. The project was developed by a group of postgraduate students from those cities – aided further by schools in the UK and the Czech Republic, as the students ...

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Technical Scams … Virus Detected!

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Virus warningAlmost weekly now I get calls from “Microsoft” Engineers based in India telling me that they are very worried about my computer.

Apparently  strange usage is showing up on their servers and they think I have a virus or worse. My usual response is “What on my Mac?”

However for the unwary they can be very convincing and they can find some error messages that look a little threatening but is completely ...

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