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2013 National ICT and Computer Science Festival Review
The 2013 National ICT and Computer Science Festival was held at Hertfordshire Development Centre on 6th March. The event was hosted by the Hertfordshire ICT team and attended by over 200 people.
There was a wide range of innovative and leading-edge resources available including ICT Litebite sessions, designed to update and provide CPD to delegates across a wide range of ICT topics.
Some delegate feedback:
Exhibitors including RM Education, Lego Education, Toucan Computing and Storyphones showcased a range of software and peripheral devices for use within the curriculum. The University of Hertfordshire, School of Education & School of Computer Science, was based in the Computing Zone.
Some exhibitor feedback:
Also in attendance were St Luke’s School TV/radio station who hosted a live radio show during the event.
ICT litebite sessions are typically 30 minute seminars which are designed to provide update and CPD in many areas of ICT including policy, eSafety, tablet technology, Computer Science and the ICT curriculum. These sessions proved so popular that some were packed with standing room only!
The Computer Science Zone offered an opportunity to immerse in this increasingly important and exciting area of the curriculum.
Delegates were encouraged to 'Bring your own device' to participate in these sessions.
Raspberry Pi Jam
A new feature this year was the ‘Raspberry Pi Jam’ for people interested in developing the use of the Raspberry Pi. During the Raspberry Pi Jam delegates were able to find out about the sorts of things you can do with the Raspberry Pi, see demonstrations of what different people had been up to and get help with Pi problems. A Raspberry Pi was not essential for this session.
Download Raspberry Pi Education manual :
The exhibition showcased software and peripheral devices for use within the curriculum.