CS4HS Day at QUT

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Today I had the privilege of working with a bunch of high school IT teachers around the state for the day. The goal of the day was to show them some Java Script to get them inspired.

We started with some JavaScript basics which included using the various browser consoles for debugging and help finding/changing elements on the screen.

Next up we introduced them to displaying data and introduced them to http://data.gov.au/ as a great resource for data they can use.

Finally, because so much data has location in it we spent the afternoon mapping the data using points, heatmaps etc.

It was great to see them think about ways they can adapt what they learnt to help them with their jobs and teach their students.