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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 …

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 …

Computational thinking

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

What happens in computing lessons?

In this screencast (with 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 …

Introduction to Week 2

In this video, Helena introduces this week’s content. Please contribute to the discussion below, sharing how you have made an impact since week 1, and how you might increase that …

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 …

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 …

BBC Bitesize Computing and Other Resources

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. …

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 …

What happens in computing lessons?

Below are some of the elements of a computing lesson. You might not have all of the elements in every lesson, but look out for each of these elements in …

Q&A session with Dave Gibbs

The question and answer (Q&A) session is your opportunity to ask Dave specific questions about Teaching Computing. Dave will record responses to a selection of your questions posted below. Take …