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Somebody is going to be spending some money. From the question, it seems that the school has not set up a lab environment for the course. Your purchase of Pis was a good move in the right direction. To be useful, your Computer Hardware and Software course needs to be more of a lab style course than a knowledge-based course such as history or math. Making it ...


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Have you thought about having a solution that you create and test the students test cases against your solution? Then you have a stable platform for running the student defined tests. Also run test cases which you prepare against the student's code. Now you have graded the two parts independently of one another. Just out of curiosity, what did you use for ...


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When we were drafting the English national curriculum, we found it easier to think in terms of the foundations, applications and implications of computing, all three of which really should be included in any broad and balanced approach to the subject. You can map these to computer science, IT and digital literacy if you wish, although you would need to ...


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So the question is what is the difference between Computer Science, IT, and Digital Literacy? The way I understand the report and especially the bit you pasted in your own answer, the key to IT is in the T. It's IT if it has a clearly technological approach (and by necessity the treatment is at theoretical level rather than practical). Computer ...


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If you run all implementations against all tests, then you can see anomalies. If you put results into a grid, then any failures should show up as a line: horizontal for implementations, vertical for tests. Any odd failures will still need investigating, but there should be few.


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Very interesting strategy. You are essentially putting the 10% test case-writers in the role of a sophisticated recruiting agent who is "interviewing" the rest of the 90% of the class for a job. It is probably not really fair, since the 10% are probably not sufficiently mature to identify the key concepts to be tested, but the class discussion (or perhaps ...


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