News Tagged 'computing'

Free Training on the New Computing Curriculum

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Hopscotch and iPad Game making appFree training on the new Computing Curriculum is being offered as a Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) by the University of East Anglia.

The course is entitled Teaching Computing, it begins on the 3rd of February and is focused on supporting primary and secondary teachers on how to tackle the new Computing curriculum.  It is ...

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New Curriculum Computing CPD Resources

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New Curriculum Computing CPD ResourcesComputing ITT and CPD Resources is a newly created wiki web site which may be of interest to many schools:

“This site has been put together by a small group of teachers and teacher educators convened by the DfE’s Teaching Agency and chaired by Bob Harrison. Our aim has been to curate a collection of resources for use ...

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Roamer 2 and how it meets the curriculum

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Roamer 2 and how it meets the curriculumSharing a  letter from Kate Hudson at Valiant Technology:

So here we are at the start of a new school year – a year in which English schools have to introduce the new Computing Curriculum and I am delighted to be able to tell you that the new Roamer, with its scaffolded approach to programming , can help ...

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Draft Version of the upcoming IT Curriculum for KS1-4

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The draft version of the upcoming IT Curriculum for KS1-4 was released during February. If you agree with us that teaching computer programming rather than general ICT skills is essential then the new IT curriculum looks really good:

The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

 can understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication

 can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical ...

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Useful links for teaching Scratch in the primary school classroom

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Scratch is a wonderful freely downloadable program designed to enable teachers and pupils to design their own games.

It inspires creativity and incidentally help pupils develop an understanding of computer programming. Scratch also gives pupils an opportunity to collaborate on their designs and was widely promoted  during the ICT Curriculum Reform meeting on 16th October 2012.

To get started, pupils need to learn a few basic commands ...

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