SSAT Computing Conference

25/06/2014

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The new computing curriculum, for first teaching in September 2014 has implications and opportunities for all schools.  At  SSAT’s computing conference  you wil l join computing science teachers from across the country, hear from outstanding keynote speakers, attend practical showcases and participate in inspirational workshops to help you get ready for the new curriculum.

Tim Riches, CEO DigitalMe will be delivering a keynote on how schools can use Open Badges to not only deliver activities for the new computing curriculum but to also recognise the skills achieved by their students.

Tim will also be hosting a workshop:  Mozilla Open Badges & the new computing curriculum.

Mozilla Open badges are a new agile way to recognise achievement.  They give educators the flexibility to recognise and reward skills like teamwork,  digital creativity and problem solving.  With over 500,000 badges created by educators in and out of school  worldwide, and growing endorsement from major technology companies, they are  radically democratising the process of accrediting skills.

In this session you will:

  • learn about how badges are created, issued & endorsed
  • see examples of badges created by teachers & digital leaders which recognise skills from the new computing curriculum
  • start to design your own badges

By attending this session you will earn an 'Open Badges 101' badge.

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