Full Circle Podcast Episode 25 The Podcast as a Rolling Release
In this episode, Floss UK Un-conference and Programming in Schools.
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We’re back with something approaching a regular show.
- Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/, @robincatling on Twitter)
- Les Pounder (blog at http://lespounder.wordpress.com/ twitter @lespounder)
- Dave Wilkins (twitter @DavidAWilkins)
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard
01:30 | WELCOME and INTRO:
03:10 | Since Last Time
- Les – now convenes Geek up Blackpool – fourth Monday of every month.
Is also organising Barcamp Blackpool:
A free ‘unconference’ with no scheduled speakers. Attendees arrive on the day armed with talks and decide which ones they want to go along to! The talks can be on anything, from android application development to learning the British Sign Language to Electronic Organs played by BBC Micros! But don’t worry, you don’t have to do a talk to participate! The event is paid for by lovely sponsors.
* When: Saturday 15th October 2011
* Where: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (inside the white Casino Building)
* Twitter: @bcblackpool
* Tags: #bcblackpool
* Google Group: http://groups.google.co.uk/group/bcblackpool
- Dave: graduation from Reading, moved to Oxford University; introducing people to Ubuntu.
- Robin: Putting Xfce atop the Ubuntu 11.10 Beta.
09:56 | REVIEW of FULL CIRCLE MAGAZINE #52
- Dave: Elmer Perry’s Libre Office – Part 7 on mailmerge p. 16
- Les, Robin: Ed Hewitt’s review of the Samsung Chromebook p. 41
13.41 | GUEST: Martin Houston for Floss UK Unconference
* When: Saturday 8th October, 9:30am – 5pm.
* Where: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street
* This is the second FLOSS UK Unconference, and is being held in collaboration with local FLOSS groups.
* Accommodation is available for anyone who wishes to stay overnight
21.52 | NEWS
- Facebook changes – what a mess! Privacy is a maze as usual. Plenty of comment out there (Dave’s post on G+ for one)
* Facebook’s New FeaturesMight Not Be as Private as You Think (Mashable)
* Facebook Changes in a Nutshell [COMIC]
* Logging Out Of Facebook Is Not Enough (G-Hacks)
- Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet launched… running Android 2.3. (BBC)
- Samsung to pay Microsoft royalties over Android (BBC)
- Teachers need more training in ICT (The Register)
- Firefox killing Java (the Register)
- Tizen the latest mobile linux (H-Online)
- Libre office 1st birthday (H-Online)
- Virtual monkeys write Shakespeare for the Douglas Adams fans. Bad news – they’re cheating! (BBC)
44.20 | GUEST: Alan O’Donohoe on Programming in Schools
Programming and Open Source in Education
- It all started with a talk at Barcamp Media City, Salford. A fictional talk made reality?
- The fictitious BBC Code Lab (#bbccodelab blew up on Twitter)
- Code Lab – place for a well trusted institution to play a part in modern IT. Vision and concept for schools IT this decade.
- Cast your mind back over the BBC Micro project supported through schools and colleges to encourage the uptake of technology.
- Computing at Schools (supported by Microsoft, Google, CPHC, BCS).
* The Computing at School Working Group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation that aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners.
- Codemanship – Practitioner Partner Exchange as documented by Jason Gorman.
- Programming in Scratch. Building-block programming.
* Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
* As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
- Python is being taught for Computing GCSE.
1.11:06 | FEEDBACK
1.21:57: | OUTRO AND WRAP
Midi version of Beny Hill TV theme based on “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph.
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