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Will social media make the world a better place?

Lily Cole

Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are a few of the social platforms we’ve come to know and love; but to what end? We showcase/ market ourselves and businesses in such a way that doesn’t bring about any social value and can often insight outrage. Granted, some social media campaigns can be rooted in generosity and many apps have been developed to make our lives easier, but how far have our current social media platforms gone to facilitate a paradigm shift that will ultimately make the world a better place?… Continue reading

Coding for kids is as easy as Raspberry Pi

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School based ICT within the UK has mostly consisted of learning the basics of Word, clip art and web research, obviously a ‘riveting’ lesson that kids can’t wait to attend… All this is slowly changing following the likes of Coderdojos and recent release of the Codecademy- an internet based coding tutorial programme.

ICT in education desperately needs to be brought into the 21st century-  if a small number of schools dip their toe into the coding pool it might impact the way young people are taught in the future and even influence a new generation of web developers, programmers and designers.

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Coder Dojos – Creating the next generation of coding experts

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In 2011 the first Coder Dojo was started in Ireland; the grassroots movement pledges to change the way computer programming is taught and has since been spreading across the world like wildfire.

Big Eye Deers Director, Steve, encountered a glimpse into the surreal world of child programmers during a visit to the US last week. In the ‘Dojo’ kids aged between 8-16 years old are mentored in coding, design and development of websites, apps, programs, games and more. Continue reading

2025: The changing face of office working

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Mark Heraghty, Managing director of Virgin Media Business, believes that by 2025 working from an office will be outdated. Instead, he reckons that we will work from anywhere we choose, and create a workspace out of thin air using special interactive surfaces… According to Heraghty, in little over a decade, hologram-like teleconferencing will be the norm in interacting with your ‘team’ as opposed to over the desk with a brew.  What do you think? far fetched or more than likely? Continue reading

Hill Valley High Official Launch!

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Hello Highers! Meet Hill Valley High, an Alt. Pop band from Telford. HVH have played sold out shows in Brazil to stages at Download, Sonisphere and T In The Park and have opened for Madina Lake, Elliot Minor, Mayday Parade, Tinie Tempah, We Are the Ocean, and the Pendulum DJs. Formed in 2006 and influenced by music such as Foo Fighters, Blink 182 and a little bit of Justin Bieber HVH needed a brand that represented their alternative style of pop-rock that also spoke to the fans to go with the launch of their new EP.

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