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by Mr_G
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Kids Excited...
Replies: 56
Views: 9930

Re: Getting Kids Excited...

<t>As only 4% of students leaving year 11 (16 years old for overseas members) will be taking any subject that contains Electronics, is it no wonder that those taking a computer programming element is even smaller.<br/> I use a Flow chart based programming system with my students (ages 12~17), but I ...
by Mr_G
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3542
Views: 113211

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Mr_G from Essex, teaching secondary students, Sytems & Control, GCSE & AS Electronics, CAD\CAM and ICT when ever there is gap in the TimeTable, started 30 years back.  Used to use Assembly & Machine code and BASIC.  Moved onto the  BASIC stamp, went into PICAXE, now with NWC's GENIE, ...
by Mr_G
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 29933

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>We run a SUN thin client system at my school, plus a series of "fat" clients (Normal PC boxes) for us in DT.  My CAD software (SpaceClaim 2011+) & Key shot rendering software just eats the thin clients.  For MS Office & the web, the thin client is brilliant.  Inadditon we have a full port...

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