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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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Delivering the new National Curriculum for Computing in Primary Schools – 5 regional events

Primary Computing eventsThe new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge … Continue reading

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2.6 We are zoologists

In this unit, the children go on a bug hunt, recording and identifying the small animals they find. They then … Continue reading

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2.5 We are detectives

In this unit, the children are challenged to solve a mystery by reading, sending and replying to emails, and by … Continue reading

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2.4 We are researchers

The children research a topic – safely, effectively and efficiently – using a structured approach (mind mapping). They share their … Continue reading

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2.3 We are photographers

In this unit, the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, … Continue reading

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2.2 We are games testers

In this unit, the pupils will try to work out how some simple Scratch games work. They also look at … Continue reading

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