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This 'concept card' from the Barefoot collection explains 'computational thinking': *What it is *Why it is important *What it looks like in the primary curriculum *How to find out more It supports teacher understanding to improve their teaching of the Barefoot activities.
ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning on a two-year intensive programme to raise aspiration and achievement in STEM subjects. Each Partnership can access up to £20,000 worth of support, including face-to-face CPD, in-school...
Recent developments in MakeCode now make data-capture from micro:bits very simple via the USB cable. The data can be graphed in real time in MakeCode and exproted as CSV files. Using tools such as Excel and GeoGebra's Spreadsheet View, the data can be manipulated, analysed and modelled. With a pair of...
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These Science Debate Kits give teachers everything they needed to run a debate on a set topic and help their students develop their evaluation skills. The activities provide a structured way to start...
Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects. This guide is mainly concerned with how to create programs in the Microsoft PXT block...
I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular STEM...
This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses broadly on computing in primary schools, and contains articles covering:
*The new National Curriculum Programme of Study for Computing
*Designing a new computing curriculum in your school; adapting previous curriculum models
This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on teaching computing in primary schools, and contains articles covering:
*Pedagogy of computing in primary schools
*National curriculum programme of study
*Game design in the primary classroom
*Primary – secondary transition...
This edition of the Computing at School newsletter contains articles covering:
*Computing in the national curriculum
*Computational thinking in the classroom
*Learning algorithmic thinking through dance
*The Behind the Screen...
This edition of the Computing at School newsletter covers many topics including:
*Visual development of mobile apps using App Inventor
*Active learning in computing using Lego NXT and Logo
*BYOB, an extension to Scratch that aids abstraction and extension
*Robot simulation using RoboMind...