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John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by ‘spotty nerds’, says CBI boss

Teenagers should be encouraged to study the arts at school to make sure the computer games of tomorrow are not designed by “a spotty nerd”, the head of Britain’s bosses has said.












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Raspberry Pi: second model helps tiny PC become Britain’s best selling computer

The Raspberry Pi is the best-selling computer ever made in Britain, with 5 million of the tiny machines being sold since it was launched less than three years ago.









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Exclusive: Computer and television screens are blighting family life, warns children’s tsar

British parents are among those in Europe most likely to neglect their children, according to the Government’s childhood tsar.









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Computer coding, design and entrepreneurship – are sorely lacking from most schools

The school curriculum needs to change radically to equip future British children to cope with the world of work in the 21st century after a generation missed out. So says Saul Klein, a partner at investment company Index Ventures and the former chief executive of movie-streaming site LoveFilm, who feels so strongly that this week he co-hosted a high-powered summit that was split into hour-long sessions on key subjects – just like his dream school day.


    








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Computer ‘experts’ to train teachers

A network of 400 “master” computer science teachers is being recruited to deliver a new computer science curriculum in schools across England.
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VIDEO: Computer code lessons at primary school

Lessons in computer programming will be adopted by the national curriculum for primary schools in England from September – but this is not a new concept for schools in Estonia.
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Net porn warnings in computer class

Children as young as five are being taught about e-safety – but a minister rejects Labour calls for specially-trained teachers to deliver the message.
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Computer code courses for children target global expansion

A Google-backed London start-up that teaches primary school children computer coding is expanding overseas after being flooded with requests to set up spin-offs across the world.

    




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Computer science part of EBacc

Computer science is going to become part of the English Baccalaureate – one of the measures used in school league tables.
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School computer problem examined

A computer glitch that has left primary schools unable to complete assessments will be fixed “as a matter of urgency” the education minister says.
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