Technocamps & First Campus Artificial Intelligence Residential Conference 2018

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Thanks to funding, secured by Prof Andrew Ware, via the Journal Division of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organisation, IJCAI, Technocamps, supported by First Campus, hosted a two night residential event for Year 12 pupils from across South East Wales. The event was held at the Treforest campus of USW and based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering … Read More

FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2018!

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Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training towards the accredited QCF-Level 3 Certificate in Computing for Teachers, commencing in the Autumn Term 2018. Technocamps is offering this qualification absolutely FREE to teachers and schools. This qualification provides teachers with a wealth of content and pedagogical knowledge to enable and enhance … Read More

Autonomous Artists a Huge Success!

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This year’s Technocamps Annual Robotics Competition gave artistic license to pupils across Wales to combine robotics with the creative world! The pupils were asked to put their creative hats on and combine the worlds of the arts with robotics and computer science.  The competition was a huge success with many teams getting the opportunity to show off their hard work, … Read More

Technocamps recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement

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On June 21st Swansea University’s Research & Innovation activities were recognised as part of an awards evening which highlighted the breadth of research and innovation taking place at Swansea University.  Swansea University Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard B Davies said: “We are celebrating the distinctive Swansea University emphasis upon making a difference.  We are showcasing a wide range of exceptional research and innovation … Read More

Amelia Earhart Day 2018

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The 18th of June, 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s landing just off the coast of Pwll and arriving in Burry Port and girls from local Burry Port Primary schools enjoyed a fun-packed morning to celebrate the event. Invited by Lee Waters AM the local schoolgirls were introduced to many fun-filled science activities under the expert instruction of … Read More

Dylan Lewis, a teacher at Pontarddulais Comprehensive wins award for Best use of Digital Learning

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Dylan Lewis, a teacher from Pontarddulais Comprehensive School who is currently attending our Technoteach course has won an award for Best use of Digital Learning, awarded by Professional Teaching Awards Cymru. Dylan has been attending our Technoteach CPD course for the current academic year at Swansea University and has been developing his skills and practice in the subject of Computer … Read More

Technocamps at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2018

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Technocamps enjoyed a fun-filled week at this year’s Eisteddfod yr Urdd in Builth Wells. The stall was overrun by enthusiastic welsh pupils trying their hand at programming our LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots to solve a task. We also had pupils and parents trying out their problem-solving skills with our computational thinking games programmed in Scratch. The interest in our stall … Read More

Technocamps at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018

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Technocamps are running a stall at the 2018 National Eisteddfod Yr Urdd at the Royal Welsh Showgrounds in Builth Wells all half-term week. Come and find us in the South Glamorgan building opposite the main Pavilion. You’ll find us in the GwyddonLe along with other stalls from Swansea University Departments all about fun and interesting Science topics!  If you’d like … Read More

Technocamps Robotics Competition 2018 – Autonomous Artists

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We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held on the 5th of July 2018. The theme of this year’s competition is “Autonomous Artists” and we are challenging pupils from across Wales to answer the question: “Are robots capable of producing Art?”  The challenge is to design and create … Read More

Technoclub represents Wales at the 2018 Robotics World Festival in Detroit, USA

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A team of pupils from Ysgol Glan Clwyd travelled to Detroit, USA in order to represent Wales at the annual FIRST® Robotics World Festival at the end of April.  The World Festival is the accumulation of a year’s worth of local, national and international events with teams from over 50 countries around the world competing. The Welsh Technoclub Tîm Egni based … Read More