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THE BENEFITS OF PLAY
An occasional paper by
Dr William Lockitt
The paper is aimed at raising awareness to the importance of play in education and highlight some of the current research available. It is...
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...
The free Bitty Data Logger for Android and Apple devices allows you to capture sensor data from the micro:bit's accelerometers, magnetometers and temperature sensors. A small file needs to be flashed to the micro:bit to enable bluetooth communication with your mobile device, which will also allow you to calibrate...
Sandringham School in St. Albans, Hertfordshire has operated a one to one Bring Your Own Device for three years. This article explores research undertaken in school to measure the impact of this initative, coupled with the pedagogic approach of 'Blended Learning'. Implications of this research are explored and...
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...