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by 1aws
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 5423

Re: ICT to be scrapped

<t>tonygo2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Great news on Radio 4 but Breakfast TV completely missed the point. Too many secondary schools have devolved all ICT to other subject areas where it is used totally to support that subject with zero Computer Science input. Such schools will find great difficulty in...
by 1aws
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 38577

Re: Best first language choice

<t>avra said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lazarus is a user friendly and very actively developed RAD IDE based around object oriented Pascal, and we all know that Pascal is recommended for teaching programming.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thoroughly agree avra. If I were still teaching I believe this would be my f...
by 1aws
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 38577

Re: Best first language choice

<r>Ollie<br/> <br/> I forgot to add this. This is the Windows BBC BASIC editor and interpreter with the same program. There is a demo version for free. See site for details.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcw.....bcwin.html">http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcw.....bcwin.html</URL><br/> <...
by 1aws
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 38577

Re: Best first language choice

<r>Ollie<br/> For me, programming is about problem solving. The first step is to translate the given problem into a method of solving the puzzle using PSEUDO CODE or some other technique. Only after having established an operational model tested with dry run data should you move on to CODING the PSE...
by 1aws
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 241746

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Huffington Post article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.u.....86065.html
by 1aws
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RASBERRY AND WEB TV
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: RASBERRY AND WEB TV

Here is a video from the XBMC forum:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/143414.....100700.ogv

Allow time for the download, it may be slow.
by 1aws
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 241746

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Nice short article in Electronics Weekly:

http://www.electronicsweekly.c.....rocket.htm
by 1aws
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 241746

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

More publicity for the RasPi at TechCrunch:

Beta Raspberry Pi PCs Draw Big Bids On eBay

Apolgies if this has already been mentioned.
by 1aws
Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 35379

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Firstly, let me state that I will be purchasing a Raspberry Pi as soon as they are available.<br/> <br/> This is my first post here so I would ask you to be understanding if I haven't fully appreciated the intentions of the RasPi team.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> As a retired schoolteacher, I have to ...

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