What are the pros and cons of ditching the chalk and going digital? And do we need to go beyond teaching kids how to use software and get them to learn about the nuts and bolts of computer programming itself? We explore the challenges of using technology in the classroom and pick up on the growing international push for children to rediscover the fun of coding.
Clare Rafferty, E-Learning Leader at Ringwood Secondary College in Melbourne.
Daniel Donahoo, Director of the ideas consultancy Project Synthesis and independent researcher and author.
Dr James Curran, Associate Professor and ARC Australian Research Fellow- School of Information Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. Director of the National Computer Science School.
Eben Upton, Executive Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Nicky Ringland, Outreach Officer for the National Computer Science School, University of Sydney and organiser of the Girls Programming Network.
National Computer Science School (http://www.ncss.edu.au/)
Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/)
Girls Programming Network (http://web.it.usyd.edu.au/~gpn/)
Ringwood Secondary College in Melbourne (http://www.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au/)
Project Synthesis (http://www.projectsynthesis.com.au/)
Douglas Rushkoff- 2011 Future Tense interview (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/douglas-rushkoff-and-program-or-be-programmed/3001884)