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123 ICT IN SCHOOLThis is a set of ICT and Computing web links that have been collated together in order to help teachers when planning for the new ICT, or Computing, Curriculum. If you have any great ones to add, please send them to us for inclusion.

Thinkuknow – E-Safety: “Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home.”(ThinkuKnow)

Valiant Roamer ideasRoamer-Too, Classic Roamer, MathAmigo and Tronix resources with lots of info in the GO Magazine and many free downloadables for using things in the Valiant range.

Wales Internet Safety Education for Kids (WISE Kids) – Promoting Innovative, Positive and Safe Internet Use. This site offers e-safety training for teachers.

National Curriculum Computing – Advice on the ‘New’ ICT Curriculum (Computing) from the Northumberland Grid for Learning – eLearning and ICT team – a complete set of resources to help you prepare for the new requirements, deliver stimulating lessons and move ICT and eLearning forward in your school.

– A Computing at School (CAS) Guide for Primary School teachers in downloadable PDF form.

Lots of E-Safety ResourcesFrom the Northumberland Grid for learning. “It is important that those working with children know the risks and use technology safely, understand the issues surrounding the use of Social Networking Sites like Facebook, avoid being cyberbullied and also know what to do if things go wrong.”(NGfL)

The Lego Education Site   – This site offers lots of resources for teachers, see what is included below:

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE. Programming for real. Intuitive, simple icon-based programming language and tools that encourages solutions design using algorithmic problem solving.
    Example: Define an algorithm to measure and control behaviour and process.
  • SCIENCE.  Learning by doing. Support classroom teaching by using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 to collect real-time data to verify a hypothesis.
    Example: Carry out experiments designed to determine melting points – collect data samples with the temperature sensor and track and plot the results using the intuitive graphing environment.
  • TECHNOLOGY.  Actively engage students. Explore real-life application of technology to make analogies, identify relationships, predict outcome, analyze data and draw conclusions.
    Example: Explore design and functionality by building and programming the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 to carry out controlled actions.
  • ENGINEERING. From idea to working prototype. Engage your students in practical, open-ended engineering challenges and open-ended problem solving.
    Example: Carry out a design process, from brief through testing and analysis to creating functional prototypes that can be easily modified to achieve design goals.
  • MATHEMATICS.  Bringing numbers alive. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 is an ideal way to explore mathematical problems for real, making abstract concepts tangible and concrete.
    Example: Calculate the wheel circumference of your robot. Then program the robot to move a specific distance using the rotation sensor feedback multiplied by the circumference.

 

Primary Resources – Lots of ICT resources made by teachers and shared with others.

ICT Activities  – For children, from iChild. This includes lots of lesson plans for teachers and lots of downloadables for use in class.

ICT at Everyschool  – Improve your computer skills with these links to ICT resources. Suitable for ages 5-11 years, KS1, KS2 and elementary grades 1-6. Learn how to navigate, data handling, effective searching and internet safety with this selection of lesson plans, printable and interactive activities. Perfect for teachers to use in the classroom or parents wanting to help their child gain essential computer knowledge.

Simulation Games

 

Primary Education – Explains all about simulations and offers a collection

A Whole Set of Primary School Simulation Games  – From Welbourne Primary School

Primary Games Arena  – Games, selected for each year group.

Run Your Own Lemonade Stall – Play it online.

Growing Plants – Grow your own crop and make a profit.

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