Daily Archives: 2013/11/05

Making the Most of Mentors for Students

See on Scoop.itCalling All Lecturers

Melissa Alvarez, 15, spent her summer imagining how to transform an eyesore of a vacant lot in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I like this idea of people in industry and HE acting as mentors to school children.  Do we do have any examples ot this practice in the UK?

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Teaching our children to code: a quiet revolution – Telegraph

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The next wave of the digital revolution arrives next year, with every child in the UK being taught computer programming. But is Britain ready?

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This article made me think about our students in Higher Education.  What are we doing for HE students to help them to develop the same types of skills for themselves.  Are we directing the students to the Codeacademy site which is available to schools?  Can HE students access it even if they wanted to?

See on www.telegraph.co.uk