Getting started with algorithms!

Thanks to Neil Rickus from Computing Champions for this blog post. Neil is the ICT and Computing tutor on the University … Continue reading

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Do the kids in my Year 6 class need smartphones to access unit 6?

hi all, just signed up for the year 6 curriculum but looking at it , it seems the class kids … Continue reading

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Switch on Computing – Case Study

BooksIf you are using Switched on Computing in school and have already used one or more of the units – … Continue reading

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Switched on Computing and pupils with Special Educational Needs

Computing is an enabler for children with SEN. Whatever their difficulties, technology can help them to learn, both by making … Continue reading

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Computing at Schools – Master Teacher Programme

Computing at Schools have just re-opened their Master Teacher programme – they are looking to make all appointments by the … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Switched on Computing – Year 1

Unit 1.1 We are treasure hunters This unit introduces the idea of algorithms with programmable toys and hunting for treasure … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Switched on Computing – Year 2

Unit 2.1 We are astronauts Hardware needed: PC / laptop / netbook Software needed: Scratch (online version – see notes … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Switched on Computing – Year 3

Unit 3.1 We are programmers This is a unit where children can program their own open-ended animation in Scratch. The … Continue reading

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Digital Leaders Conference

Next month 12 schools will gather to share skills with their Digital Leaders, the event which takes place on the … Continue reading

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Sharing Work

It is always great when schools get in touch to say how they are using Switched on Computing resources.  Bidston … Continue reading

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Take your first easy steps with Microsoft – Videos

In January at BETT Rising Stars teamed up with Microsoft to produce 6 units to get started with the new … Continue reading

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FREE webinars this Autumn!

We are offering a series of free webinars this autumn, with our experts offering advice and answering your questions.  Make … Continue reading

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How Purple Mash can complement the Switched on Computing Scheme

We know that a lot of schools who use Switched on Computing also use Purple Mash.  This handy guide shows … Continue reading

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Switched on Design and Technology

3071[1]Switched on Design & Technology is a new resource offering engaging, cross-curricular projects to teach the new curriculum, with links … Continue reading

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Ofsted support

OFSTED imageSwitched on Computing: delivering good to outstanding teaching  Ofsted provides clear guidance on what they will look for when judging … Continue reading

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