During these uncertain times, we have been having discussions on how we can ensure that we are inspiring and engaging with the next generations of scientists and engineers, whilst at the same time ensuring we all stay safe and healthy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plan is to focus on the GCSE and A Level age students along with their teachers with a series of “Going back to the Fundamentals” pre-recorded short videos (5-10) and where possible accompany these with a simple activity that can done at home. For example “What is Optical Fibre” maybe accompanied by an activity involving the students shining a torch down a tube/hosepipe.
These will be used in various ways
- Bringing the curriculum to life
- Enrichment of teacher training and teaching
- Virtual work experience
- The STEM Festival @ home on the 11th July organised by West Suffolk College
- Mini Tech talks
We are looking for support from BT colleagues as well as IM Companies to help deliver this learning.
Some topics we are covering are listed below, but if you have other ideas we would love to hear them!
- Bringing the spectrum to life
- What is Wifi?
- What is light?
- What is optical fibre?
- What is a computer?
- What is IOT?
- What are networks?
- What is security and why is it important
- How has technology changed through the ages?
- How do you assess video quality?
- Networking, hashing and encryption spring to mind and showing how they are used in the work place
- Looking at how data structures such as trees, graphs, linked lists, stacks, queues are used in real world setting?
- Code review
- Agile programming
- Data representation
- System architecture, memory and storage
If you would like to get involved in this project please complete this Formwize
or email Computer Science