WHAT SHOULD WE TEACH IN THE NEW PRIMARY COMPUTING CURRICULUM?
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: