Primary school computing lesson

The importance of coding for the future

The digital jobs market continues to develop at a rapid rate, with each year more skilled coders in demand.

An increasingly sought after aptitude, computer programming skills have become the responsibility of the educator, and not only in higher education. Primary schools and nurseries are key to influencing the next...

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Harnessing the power of data

In the information age, data is powerful. Data science is one of the fastest growing – and best paid – STEM careers. Many young people have little idea about their data, including how it is collected, analysed and used by governments and powerful corporations.

In schools, data is central to both computing and maths but...

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From the micro:bit to robotics: getting students excited about STEM

Sam Reid is a design and technology teacher at a school in Hampshire. He has been busy developing a variety of projects designed to get students and staff excited about STEM subjects. We chatted to him about the work he is doing to inspire teachers and students alike.

My goal is to develop projects, resource packs and...

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Get involved with the CyberFirst Girls Competition

A unique opportunity for teams of girls to compete in fun online cyber security challenges, the CyberFirst Girls Competition has returned for another year.CyberFirst launched this competition to provide a fun but challenging environment to enthuse the next generation of females with computer science and cybersecurity.Aimed at students in Year 8 (...

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

Code Club is now available for 12 and 13 years olds

Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making. The network provides club leaders with everything they need to run engaging and fun sessions.                       ...

Step up for STEM: taking your first steps in primary computing

Computing was added to the primary National Curriculum in 2014. If you teach children aged 5-11, research suggests it’s unlikely you are confident in teaching computing.The Barefoot Project is designed to improve teacher confidence in computing, helping them take their first steps in embracing this vital STEM subject.Barefoot challenges the...

EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers has invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics Challenge.This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills like...

3D modelling: getting started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is an online tool that supports the design and rendering of 3D products, assembley of parts and testing of designs through in built simulation software.For anyone looking to find out more about Fusion 360 and get to grips with the software, here are a few handy hints from Steve Taylor, Autodesk Partnership Development Executive at...

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

A global coding challenge, coming soon!

Technology is everywhere and is changing every industry on the planet.To help encourage more young people into a technology-related career, CSC Charitable Foundation is launching a new global coding challenge – CSC Codes.This fun and engaging competition uses Scratch to inspire a passion for programming and sciences in today’s youth.Aimed at 10-14...

BBC micro:bit Partnership shortlisted for two Bett Awards

The BBC micro:bit Partnership has recently been shortlisted for two Bett Awards: The ICT Innovator of the Year and Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources.Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. This year’s winners will be announced at a...


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