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What is digital citizenship?

In this lecture, Helena talks about the different aspects of digital citizenship, and the issues this raises for teachers. This is intended as an introduction to this topic, which has …

The BBC Micro:Bit

Joe Finney, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, has been one of the core team developing the micro:bit. This article was first published in Switched On, the newsletter of Computing at …

Choosing your programming language

Since the computing computing curriculum began in September 2014, educational publishers have rushed to develop solutions for the new Computing curriculum, especially for primary schools, and companies like Espresso, 2Simple …

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 …

Children as digital citizens and scholars

In this video, 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 …

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 …

Introduction to Week 6

In this video, Helena introduces the final week’s content. We also have the opportunity for you to post outstanding questions from the whole course for Dave Gibbs to answer, see …

Introduction to Week 4

In this video, Helena introduces this week’s content. In the comments below, please share your progress over the last week or so – what have you learned, and put into …

Introduction to Week 5

In this video, Helena will be introducing the week’s content. What have you managed to achieve in the past week? What improvements are you planning that might take a little …

What is digital citizenship?

In this lecture, Helena talks about the different aspects of digital citizenship, and the issues this raises for teachers. This is intended as an introduction to this topic, which has …

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 …

Introduction to week 3

In this video, Helena introduces this week’s content. Please add a comment, sharing how you have implemented your learning from Week 1 and 2. Are you experiencing any barriers to …

The BBC Micro:Bit

The BBC micro:bit landed in schools in Summer 2016, and received a rapturous reception from teachers and students alike. Created during a ground-breaking collaboration between BBC, ARM, Lancaster University, Bluetooth …