Microsoft launches RoboChamps, a worldwide simulated robotics competition platform built on .NET

It’s seems like competitions are the flavour of the month. A couple of weeks ago we launched a world-wide competition for people building simulated robots. This is "… a simulated robotics league that is open to academics, hobbyists and developers from around the world, that demonstrates the power of the Microsoft platform to enable a…

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Help us find this year’s most Innovative Teachers

Eight teachers who use technology in innovative ways to support learning will win a trip to KL next year to compete in the APAC awards. The winner will also receive a laptop computer for themselves and four HP laptops and a printer for their school. The awards celebrate the great work being done by teachers…

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Australian Imagine Cup 2008 web site is now live

This just in from Nick Ellery: Imagine Cup is the world’s premier technology competition for students. Each year, students are provided with a theme – this year, the theme is extremely topical and relevant – “Imagine A World Where Technology Enables a Sustainable Environment”. Last year, we had over 100,000 students enter worldwide… think about…

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Teaching programming to primary school kids – Part 2

We had our second meeting of the School Programming Club last Monday. As the boys want to write an online game, I decided that we should start with some basics about the most common online delivery mechanism, HTML. We talked about the structure of HTML and about tags. I also set them a task for…

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Teaching "Programming" to primary school kids

I had a phone call last week from the head of the learning centre at my kids’ school. The learning centre works within and outside the regular school curriculum with children that need help keeping up, with kids that need extending, and with kids that just express an interest in learning something else. It’s a…

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