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Our live workshops are the latest in our series of creative resources for fun and out-of-the-box Computing at home.
Join teacher Estelle, as she guides your little learners through free Computer Science workshops designed for learning at home. Parents and carers are welcome to join in or sit back (relax!) and supervise nearby. Playback your favourite workshops or register for brand new live workshops below.

Switched on Sound - 7 July & 10 July

Switched on Sound gives learners the opportunity to explore some of the history of computerised music, including automation, punch cards and the development of digital music by composing your own multi-tracked piece of music using a Nintendo LABO piano or recycled cardboard in Part 1.

Suitable for ages: 7-16 years

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Shape Calculator - 14 July & 17 July

Shape Calculator teaches learners the importance and relevance of calculating the internal angles of shapes. Combining Computing and Art, in this workshop you'll draw a variety of shapes and pictures by following a series of instructions. Learners will then create their very own shape calculator in Scratch!

Suitable for ages: 7-16 years

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Eco Gamer with Elle Osili-Wood - 21 July

Eco Gamer has been developed by Digital Schoolhouse in partnership with BAFTA. Following the success of Football Manager 2020’s environmentally friendly packaging, SEGA would like you to design your very own social media campaign that will raise awareness of how packaging can be designed to be more planet friendly. 

Suitable for ages: 7-16 years

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Scratch Stories - WATCH NOW!

Storytelling is something that captures the hearts and minds of young learners. Scratch Stories does just that, by engaging learners in a workshop that not only inspires them to write their own story, but to do so in a way that furthers their own learning and development in programming.  A perfect combination of Computing and English!

Suitable for ages: 5-11 years

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Just Dance with the Algorithm - WATCH NOW!

Just Dance with the Algorithm was developed by Digital Schoolhouse in partnership with Ubisoft, and is based upon the original workshop Get with the Algo-rhythm. Through combining dance and video games, this workshop is guaranteed to engage your children with core programming and computing concepts in a fun way!

Suitable for ages: 5-14 years 

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Big Data - WATCH NOW!

Big data is big business. This workshop explains how and why companies make money from our data. You'll learn the difference between data and information, including how to recognise some of the ethical issues with big data.

Suitable for ages: 5-16 years

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas - WATCH NOW!

Starlink: Battle for Atlas created by Ubisoft and Magic Makers, teaches learners about sequence selection and iteration using a programming environment called Scratch. With additional 'unplugged' activities from Digital Schoolhouse, learners will make their own Starlink computer game which entails creating their own shooter in space!

Suitable for ages: 5-14 years

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Crazy Mazes - WATCH NOW!

What makes a maze crazy? Crazy mazes inspires learners to rise to the challenge to discover the answer for themselves by creating their very own maze game. This workshop provides learners with an excellent foundation for programming and development. Skills and concepts learnt here, can be applied to any programming language!

Suitable for ages: 5-14 years

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App in a Day - WATCH NOW!

App in a Day has been created in collaboration with Apps for Good. Learners explore an iterative development model where they create, review and edit their app prototype - beginning with a simple idea and ending with a pitch outlining their final prototype. Problem solving is certainly encouraged during this innovative workshop!

Suitable for ages: 7-14 years 

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Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets - WATCH NOW!

Digital Schoolhouse has teamed up with the Education Department at Bletchley Park to create Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets. Learners explore the history of encryption and how computing fits into the modern day communication before they develop their own encryption tool to encode and decode messages.

Suitable for ages: 7-14 years 

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Part-Baked Games: Chef's edition - WATCH NOW!

Part-Baked Games: Chef's edition has been developed in partnership with Outright Games and introduces students to the concept of prototyping; both on paper and digitally. Learners begin by creating a paper prototype for their own version of Gigantosaurus and then a digital prototype based on these ideas.

Suitable for ages: 5-14 years 

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Machine Code Mario - WATCH NOW!

Machine Code Mario introduces students to binary in an innovative way. Starting with investigating why computers use binary, we'll explore how to represent decimal numbers in binary, and how to use this knowledge to create Super Mario courses using Super Mario Maker 2!

Suitable for ages: 7-16 years 

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Part-Baked Games - WATCH NOW!

Part-Baked Games, inspired by the BAFTA YGD Idea Generator, teaches you how to build common game mechanics; providing you with the tools you need to create your own game! We'll take you through a ‘Part-Baked’ game which means that all assets required for the game have been added and laid out as though the game were complete.

Suitable for ages: 5-14 years 

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Just Dance with the Algorithm - WATCH NOW!

Just Dance with the Algorithm was developed by Digital Schoolhouse in partnership with Ubisoft, and is based upon the original workshop Get with the Algo-rhythm. Through combining dance and video games, this workshop is guaranteed to engage your children with core programming and computing concepts in a fun way!

Suitable for ages: 5-11 years 

Part 1 of 2

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Part 2 of 2

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