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Bee-Bots Basics

This introduction to using the small programmable robot, the BeeBot, introduces children to creating simple programs. They learn the importance of sequences of accurate instructions, and test their sequences out using a 'fakebot' or paper-robot. Children are encouraged to debug and develop their sequences before...
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Life in a Can

A cross-curricular resource for primary and lower secondary schools that investigates life and how it can be maintained in the harsh atmosphere of space.The engineers and scientists who built the International Space Station are faced with huge challenges - everything needed to keep astronauts alive must be flown up to...
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What is Simulation?

This guide sheet from the Barefoot project explains simulation for the benefit of teachers, including what it is and why it is used. The use of simulations in the primary computing curriculum is explained, with links to the National Curriculum in each primary school key stage. The guide links to, and supports, a range...
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Learning to Think (Spring 2014)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on Computational Thinking, and contains articles covering:*The importance of computational thinking*CTillustrated – displays of concepts of Computational Thinking*Code Club – after-school, volunteer-led clubs for learning computing*Joint planning between...
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Switched On Computing

The Computing at School newsletter is published three times a year. It is full of practical ideas for teachers of computing in primary and secondary schools, with articles contributed by a number of CAS members. With input from teachers, academics, advisors and industry professionals, it provides a varied source of...
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Computing Concept Cards

Used to support teaching of computing in primary schools, these information sheets offer primary teachers an explanation of the six key concepts of computational thinking as defined by CAS (Computing at School).The resource, created by the Barefoot Computing project, would prove useful to teachers new to computing as...
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Countdown to Computing (Summer 2014)

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 *Computing apps in the...
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