When was the last time you discussed the news?

Most days I listen to the news and most days I hear a story that is almost pure ICT (ie not centred on ‘coding’ but of real interest none the less).  Id estimate that I hear about 5 powerful stories a week.

Wouldn’t it be a great start to a lesson to just open with ‘todays news’?

The story in the Telegraph today (7th April 2013) was a really shocking one – the use of a 3D printer to make a gun that worked yet avoided all metal detectors.  I imagine that many schools would find this a difficult topic and it would definitely be necessary to handle this sensitively but it could really spark a debate about a huge variety of issues that really matter.


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