Radio Interview with Karen (Lee) Williams the Co-Founder of Techno Ninjas. Techno Ninjas is a computer club for kids (age 9-14) who love technology and computing and want to take their learning a bit further.
The business idea for Techno Ninjas was dreamed up between Karen and her partner Lynton and was born from her doing an after school club with their two sons and some of their friends on Raspberry Pi computers. She absolutely loved working with the kids and could see how much they got out of it too. They decided not to use RPi units for Techno Ninjas, because, although they are fun and can be used in enormously innovative ways, they’re quite temperamental! So they decided to focus on the fun programming aspects and so far, it’s been really well received.
The National Curriculum for ICT is changing dramatically, so Techno Ninjas are supporting this by giving learners the opportunity to learn programming, app development and animation in a fun, creative environment – doing activities over and above what is required in school. The clubs are all out of school, starting with a summer camp in the holidays that has just finished and was a tremendous success
An absorbing interview transpired. The podcasts are now available for your listening pleasure further down the page
The show was broadcast on Radio Horton 4th December 2014
Asking the all important searching questions is renowned people sills expert and regular guest show presenter Julie Cooper.
The Knowing Your Business Radio Show host is Ian Gentles
It’s not only Boys who want to code. It’s Girls too. In this 1:33 second snippet we hear what the Girls are into.
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We hear in this 1:01 second snippet about the skills gap in coding that’s now become part of the National Curriculum.
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You can hear the full interview right here
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Karen (Lee) Williams Biography
Currently work at a local Further Education College as a Learning Technologist. Karen looks after the College learning management system, and is actively involved in researching emerging learning technologies. She works with staff and students, giving training and guidance on several college IT systems. innovative teaching and learning methods and communication channels.
Prior to working at the College, Karen worked for an internet start up in Henley-On-Thames where the company launched the World’s first fully online conference, with academic papers and keynote interviews. Prior to that she worked in London as a Webmaster for a large non-profit organisation. All in all, she has been working in the technology/IT Sector for the last 18 years.
They are launching a brand new Techno Ninjas club in Stratford-Upon-Avon in January.
Techno Ninjas website www.technoninjas.co.uk/
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This week the Knowing Your Business radio show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Julie Cooper.
Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)
Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation. Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.
Often known as somebody who spends a lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.
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Julie Cooper (Adv DipEVG, Cert ACE, BPS:RQTU)
A trainer, coach and author specialising in one to one skills.
Julie is an innovative professional with expertise in, and enthusiasm for, lifelong learning and personal development issues. She has a special interest in helping others develop one to one skills.
Her areas of expertise include assessment, employee development, education and training, guidance and interview techniques. 20 years consultancy experience has been gained through working within a broad range of public and private sector companies.In addition to offering lively training and focused coaching,
Julie is available to speak at your conference or event. Contact Julie at Spring Development
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