Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014

 

GETTING READY FOR THE NEW COMPUTING CURRICULUM

COURSES IN SCRATCH AND KODU


 All KS2 teachers are going to need to be familiar with Scatch and/or Kodu by September to enable them to deliver the new computing curriculum. We are here to helpyou. Our day courses have been really well received with excellent feedback.
 “Expertly led, giving the basics at first then leading onto challenging activities. Comprehensive course materials”

As a result there are additional opportunities to attend a day course in Scratch and/or Kodu at the e Learning Centre.

The dates are:
SCRATCH Wed 2 April
KODU Mon 31 March

 For further information contact Janet at the centre. 01159159511

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


WHAT SHOULD WE TEACH IN THE NEW PRIMARY COMPUTING CURRICULUM?

Janet Simner

This is the question that I’m asked almost every time I meet an IT coordinator. The conversation is usually non-controversial as we discuss progression from beebots/roamers and associated software to Scratch, Logo and Kodu. However, I’ve been advocating avoiding using text based languages at upper KS2 for the moment and this can be a difficult position to defend, given some of the amazing work that is documented online.  

I was pleased to read in Miles Berry’s blog that he shares my view. He can express the argument more eloquently than me so I recommend that you read his post:

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