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Computational thinking

In this short screen cast, the idea of computational thinking is explained in terms of both primary and secondary pupils. The aim is just to introduce you to this idea …

What happens in computing lessons?

In this slideshow (no audio), read about some of the elements of a computing lesson. You might not have all of the elements in every lesson, but look out for …

Computing and the workforce of the future

Teachers know that they are preparing the workforce of the future, but in this rapidly evolving technological world, how do they know they are preparing pupils effectively? In this interview …

Glossary

This is a glossary of terms in the computer science context – the words may sometimes (but not always) have different meanings in other contexts. • Abstraction Reducing complexity by …

BBC Bitesize Computing

It would be worth looking at the BBC Bitesize homepage for computing. There are lots of classroom resources and activities here, suitable from Key Stage 1 through into secondary school. …

The drivers for the computing curriculum

In this short film, Simon talks about how Computing at School (CAS) evolved as a grass roots organisation to help teachers improve the quality and quantity of computing taught in …

Simon talks about support networks for teachers

In this film, Simon talks about how teachers can go about furthering their professional development in computing. Think about your own professional development needs in this area and consider the …

How does the internet change the game?

In the fast changing world of the internet, it is sometimes difficult to see what the next big thing will be, and how it will affect us as educators. In …

E-safety resources

There are lots of useful resources on the web about e-safety, for example UKCCIS (The UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and the teachers’ area of CEOP (The Child Exploitation …

Examples of digital content creation

Do you encourage children to create digital content in your own lessons? How are your own pupils developing as digital scholars. We would love to see examples of ways you …

Children as digital citizens and scholars

In this lecture, Helena talks about how all of the issues raised over the past two weeks impact on teaching and learning and schools and gives recommendations for action by …