The West Bridgford School
An introduction to designing PIC programs: A series of challenges designed to develop knowledge of PIC Logicator software. No experience needed!
Date: Wednesday 16th May 2012 – 5.00-6.30pm
Venue: The West Bridgford School, Loughborough Road,West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 7FA.
Course leader: Tom Cookson
The importance of computer programming in education has been made clear by Michael Gove as part of his digital literacy campaign. D&T already offers students opportunities to program as part of the electronics at KS3. Developing these opportunities could help to strengthen the position of D&T in changing times.
This course aims to introduce you to PIC Logicator software and to begin programming and designing with electronics. This will be an interactive practical workshop format and assumes no prior experience of PIC programming.
You will learn to create programs through a series of structured programming challenges designed for delivery at KS3. Each builds on the last to explore the commands and functionality of the software and provide the knowledge required to design electronic circuits for a multitude of purposes.
• A series of KS3 programming activities as PDFs/Worksheets.
• Experience in PIC Logicator software.
• Confidence in creating PIC programs.
• An insight into how PIC programming could be delivered at KS3.
How to book – Limited places
Provide your full name, email and school address and phone number by Friday 11th May.
This event is free
This event is free and supported by the Design and Technology Association and the James Dyson Foundation. It is a series of events by the Innovation group. Look out for other events.