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Welcome to Technocamps

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and engage people with computational thinking and promote Computer Science as underpinning all aspects of modern society.

Our Programme

Since 2003, Technocamps has been providing hands-on computing workshops to inspire, motivate and engage young people. In particular, during the two school years spanning 2014-2016, we delivered an average of 9 hours of workshops in 97% of Wales’ state-backed secondary schools.

With our Playground Computing programme we deliver day-long interactive workshops in primary schools, one classroom at a time. During the 2016-2017 school year we delivered 175 workshops in primary schools to over 4000 pupils and their teachers.

With our Technoteach programme we are providing vital CPD training sessions to up-skill ICT teachers in the new computer science curriculum. In particular, we provide an NQF-level accredited qualification, the Certificate of Teaching of Computing. In June 2016, 13 teachers were awarded this certificate following a full year of Technoteach workshops; and there are 18 teachers currently undertaking this certificate training during the 2016-2017 school year.

Popular Resources

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Alice is a 3D programming environment, allowing you to create movies, games, tell stories or create animations.

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App Inventor is a quick, easy and free way for anyone to build an Android app, without needing to have programming experience.

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Arduino is a small circuit board which allows you to make a computer that can sense and control the physical environment.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software, and there are many interesting questions around this topic. Can you program a computer to think?

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Greenfoot is a simple, visual programming language based on Java, which is very relevant as Java is a highly sought after skill in industry.

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Most of us access the internet on a daily basis, but how are these websites built?

Latest News

Team Lightning from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn are live at their pitstop from St. Louis.

A robotics Technoclub at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, Carmarthenshire has been invited to represent the UK in the annual FIRST® Robotics World Festival taking place in St Louis USA at the end of April.

Pupils in years 3 through 6 at Hendrefoilan Primary School are learning how to develop their own websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Technocamps is running a pan-Wales National Programming Challenge. The challenge will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills.

On July 5th 2016, thirteen teachers from across South Wales became the first cohort of learners to successfully achieve the (QCF) Level 3 Certificate of Computing for Teachers as part of a year-long Technoteach CPD programme.

Get Involved

Are you interested in arranging a Technocamps workshop for your school or college? We offer a range of computational thinking based workshops to support students and staff through KS2 to KS5. Get in touch to find out more.

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