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E-safety – it’s a whole-school issue. Make sure you’ve got it covered!

E-Safety imageThanks to Dave Smith for this blog post on E-safety. Dave is a Computing and E-safety Adviser at Havering Education Services, a CEOP Ambassador … Continue reading

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Why we upgraded to Switched on Computing

BooksLaura Townsend is Computing Lead at Felmore Primary School. She explains below why her school upgraded from Switched on ICT to Switched on … Continue reading

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We are photographers Unit 2.3: A case study

Laura Mason from Hylands Primary School, explains how her school ran the Year 4 Switched on Computing unit, We are Photographers. Preparing … Continue reading

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We are Games Testers, Unit 2.2

James Dixon Primary School has been using Switched on Computing to teach the new computing curriculum. Becky O’Brien, Year 2 Teacher and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Hour of Code

Celebrate the Hour of Code! 8-14 December 2014 Children from Elm Park Primary using Scratch with the ‘We are Programmers’ … Continue reading

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Using Switched on Computing with BBC Computing resources

BBC  The BBC have produced some fantastic new resources to help schools deliver the new Computing programme of study. These … 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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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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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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How to teach a good primary programming lesson

Henwick SchoolIn his second guest blog post for Switched on Computing – Phil Bagge highlights ideas and tips for teaching a … Continue reading

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Computer curriculum Webinars

Miles BerryConfused about the new curriculum? Need more information about how to implement, plan and teach the new programmes of study? … Continue reading

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We are photographers! Elm Park Primary

Elm Park PhotographersWe started Unit 2.3 ‘We are photographers’ with Year 1 today and they loved it. I have written about it … Continue reading

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National Curriculum: Miles Berry on Computing

Miles BerryMiles Berry is the principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Miles talks about the new computing … Continue reading

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UK Hour of code

Hour of codeCelebrate the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web with the UK Hour of Code! 3-9th March 2014 During the … Continue reading

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Year of code

Hour of codeYesterday at the Skills 2014 Summit,  the Government launched Year of Code, a new campaign to get people coding and … Continue reading

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