Wondered about the wonders of Pi? Intrigued by Raspberry Jam?

Raspberry Jams are community events organised to support knowledge share, learning new skills, gleaning new ideas and meeting other like-minded digital makers.

They’re an informal and great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi, what’s possible, and to talk through project plans and aspirations with others.

The first Raspberry Jam in Hull was hosted at Kingswood Academy in November 2014. Since then, Malet Lambert became hosts in April 2016 and the most recent event was held at Central Library on Albion Street.

This city centre location has allowed us to test out a new low power network being installed across Hull, as part of the Connected Hull project, and to launch some additional STEM projects with partners.

More details to follow soon…watch this space.

Details of the next Raspberry Jam event?

Join us in Hull to make, learn, share, tinker and invent together at the next Raspberry Jam on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Everybody’s welcome, with or without your own mini computer, and it’ll be a great way to find out more about the wonders of Raspberry Pi.

 

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                                          Images from the most recent Raspberry Jam on 18th February 2017

Just register on this link and come along 😀

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Next Hull Raspberry Jam: Saturday 22nd April

The next Raspberry Jam in Hull is at the Central Library on Saturday 22nd April.

Register for free tickets by clicking on the image below.  You’ll also find more information about Raspberry Jam.

Join us as we share, learn & tinker with digital making projects using Raspberry Pi.

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Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone welcome – with or without a Raspberry Pi.  

Ambitious Artbots at a Primary School Careers Day

For the school promoting and linking 4 defined values into everything they plan, the careers day for ‘Ambition’ was to include an activity sharing opportunities in STEM related fields.

Each child had the chance to get hands after exploring a different job explained by a visitor to the school, and they were immersed in 7 different roles throughout the day.

What’s more, classes were changed to groups of mixed aged children (4 – 11 year olds), who collaborated throughout the day.

The end result?

200 children collaborating with peers to showcase an artistic output, by creatively solving problems and learning more about design iteration through teamwork.

In half an hour, they consider circuits and design with us to build a robot capable of drawing a piece of art.

No human hands allowed in the artwork – that was pure ARTBOT work!

Robot inventions, building, testing, debugging, testing, design changes…….digital making skills explored on the day and now showcased for the whole school community to see. In school.

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Our third Tech 4 Change conference was another great CPD and networking event, and this time focused around issues to support the online safety of young people.  More details about the programme here and you’ll find links, comments and the online presentation area below.

What did attendees most like about the day?

  • ‘The information regarding engaging parents and raising their awareness’
  • ‘The informality of the event’
  • ‘Very informative presentations’
  • ‘The different speakers all with a wide and extensive range of knowledge’

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Presentations and useful links

Slidedecks and resources from the day can be found below:

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             Click the image to launch presentation area

Guidance from UKCCIS:

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                        Click the image to launch document from UKCCIS

Delegate comments:

  • ‘The event was very enjoyable and gave me updates on the latest trends and risks’
  • ‘Left this event with a lot of ideas. Thought it was excellent’
  • ‘Pleasure to attend’
  • ‘A very enjoyable and informative course. Thank you’
  • ‘Very relaxed, informal and well organised’
  • ‘Really useful – thank you for putting this on’

 

Technology for Change in Hull: Online Safety CPD event for teachers

Thursday 19th January 2017 at Sirius Academy West

09:30am – 14:30pm

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Safeguarding Young People Online

Link to free registration is here

We’re pleased to announce our latest free CPD event for teachers and leaders in primary and secondary schools in Hull and surrounding areas.

Delighted to be bringing a thought provoking day centred around strategies to safeguard young people online, the aim of the day will be to support you with turning guidance into practical approaches to take back into school.

Who should attend?

The conference is for headteachers, teachers, senior leaders, governors and designated safeguard leads (DSL) responsible for online safety (e-safety) in primary and secondary schools.
The aim is to support and address major online safety issues facing schools.

Keynote:

The conference will open with a keynote by Carmel Glassbrook, from SWGFL and working as a Helpline Practitioner on the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH).

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Following current trends from this session, teachers will then be able to access a range of practical workshops to support collaborative planning and self review.  We’ll be helping to interpret information in light of recent advice from the DFE, alongside networking opportunities throughout the day.

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The workshop programme includes:

  • OFSTED – Making sense of the new Online Safety (formerly e-Safety) Standards
  • Engaging Parents – how to encourage parents to work in partnership with your school to keep children safe
  • The risks our children are facing – keeping up to date with current risks including sexting and radicalisation
  • Leading online safety at Ganton School through self-review
  • Practical workshops to share strategies, tools and resources

Speakers:

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               Carmel Glassbrook

Carmel Glassbrook is a Practitioner at the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH), providing support and advice for the whole of the UK’s children’s workforce dealing with any online issue.  The helpline is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership comprising Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning.

Carmel has a particular focus and passion for sex and relationships education, having contributed to the government campaign ‘Dare 2 Care’ work around managing sexting incidents in school.

 

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                    Jo Graham

Jo Graham is a leading member of the Salford City Council’s Online Safety sub-committee, and was instrumental in writing the Online Safety Policy template for schools, which has been adopted and distributed to all Salford Schools.  In her role with RM Education, Jo has worked with schools to support their e-safety policies and training over the past 12 years and in particular with Salford schools in the past 5 years. Jo is a CEOP Ambassador and also a facilitator and moderator for EPICT, an Online Safety qualification referred to in the Ofsted Handbook for Inspectors.

 

 

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                Tom Radge

 

Since leaving the Armed Forces, Tom Radge is an Assistant Head Teacher at Ganton School in Hull and also a DfE CAS Master Teacher Level 2. He is passionate about developing outstanding practice within computing for KS1 & 2 and SEN. Recently shortlisted for a Naace SEN Impact Award 2016, Tom delivers OCR entry level computing, KS1/2 computing and also teacher CPD sessions for primary and SEN settings

 

 

 

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                                        Charlotte Aynsley

Charlotte Aynsley is a member of the CEOP Education advisory board and an NSPCC associate.  She has worked in the online safety field for over 15 years, 10 years of which she spent in Government, then in 2013 Charlotte started her own company – E-safety Training and Consultancy.

Charlotte worked on the sexting advice along with colleagues from CEOP and UKCCIS. She has also worked on several high profile online safety programmes and initiatives including the NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign, Walt Disney’s ‘It Starts With You’ online safety campaign, The Parent Zone’s Parenting in the Digital Age programme and Keeping Children Safes’ Online Safety Guide.

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                                Kat Howard

 

Kat Howard has been involved in the education industry for over 13 years and is RM’s lead educationalist for online safety. During her time as a teacher she taught in primary, secondary and the independent sector. She has consulted with many schools to develop their understanding of online safety and supported school leadership teams to implement and embed policies, procedures, training and committees. She is passionate about the importance of online safety in schools and the wider community and supports schools with advice and support on a day to day basis.

How do I register?

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 Refreshments on the day:

We’ll provide light refreshments and a buffet lunch, so please register before 7th January so that we can order accordingly. If you have any dietary requirements, then please add a note on your booking registration.

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Community learning: Digital making programme and Raspberry Jam at Malet Lambert

Saturday 10th September: Another great community learning event when over 80 people registered, and this time planned with more support for a wider array of digital making projects.

We were joined by friends from GPIO and Code Club  who added to the workshop programme and gave more opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborating and networking.

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These events are hosted at Malet Lambert and are open to communities from across Hull and further afield. This latest Raspberry Jam saw digital makers joining us from the city as well as North and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and East Riding.

Highlights above from Trevor’s ‘Introduction to GPIO – Hello World in lights’ workshop and creative inventions from the ‘Wearable wonders with Codebug‘ activity below.

Great also to see projects used before the Summer inspiring new challenges away from the Jam, and bringing them back to share with others.

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Look closely and you’ll see some of our younger members helping others to write and download the code onto the device.  We do say we’re all learning together!

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The hackspace gives the chance to work on individual robot projects and we also had a couple working on a flight simulation digital making piece using Scratch on the Pi.

We also shared our ‘Do not feed the bears’ project, demonstrating text to speech and an intro to capacitive touch with Bare Conductive’s PiCap using Python on the Raspberry Pi.

So much more code and tools to explore for next time 🙂

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Hands-on training from Victoria, our regional Code Club coordinator, for volunteers about to launch a club for 9-11 yr olds and an overview for those planning to offer a club.

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And great to see our Jam library expanding and being used 📚

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Look out for the date of the next digital making day in Hull.

We’ll share in the next week or two 🙂

Makerfest at The Amy Johnson Festival

Great to be involved with the first Makerfest in Hull, which was part of the Amy Johnson Festival.

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Working in the shadows of Amy’s moth, Jason, was the inspiring backdrop for STEAM activities throughout the day.

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The scribblebot challenge was ‘a low tech with lots of creative possibilities’ activity enjoyed by families and makers regardless of age or experiences with robot builds.

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Art robots were either created by individuals’ ideas or collaborations in small groups which were nurtured for each step of the making process. Intergenerational teams equipped those groups with the different skills needed to complete the build and showcase art.

Or scrapped altogether, inspired by the Amy theme, and turned into aviation flights of creativity instead!


More STEM to STEAM activities came from designing art on screen and seeing final designs painted using the Watercolorbot designed by teenage Sylvia.

Not a typo, but the US spelling for the invention brought to Kickstarter from America and which inspired so many makers of all ages in Hull on Saturday.

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We were also sharing news about the Hull Raspberry Jam community in the city and borrowed their Raspberry Pi photo booth.

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More digital making workshops at their next Raspberry Jam meet up on Saturday 10th September. Registration link here for the event hosted at Malet Lambert.