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National Curriculum: Miles Berry on computing. Purple Mash - the award winning educational resource from 2Simple Software - Site. Postcard. Minecraft. Take your first easy steps with Microsoft « Switched on Computing. Easy-to-follow mini projects for Key Stages 1 and 2 for the new National Curriculum for computing. Switched on Computing: Take Your First Easy Steps with Microsoft has been written to help schools to get started with computing at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Each unit has clear guidance for teachers and plenty of creative ideas for bringing each project alive in the classroom. In this free taster pack: 6 exciting new units matched to the new programme of study for computingClear, step-by-step teacher support, enabling everyone in your school team to have a go! Walk-through videos to show you how just how easy it is to use Microsoft software for your computing lessons Download it now to get started – then share your work on our community pages! Download the CD-ROM resources to go with the pack.

Watch this video of teachers and pupils at Henwick Primary School using the Switched on Computing: Take your first easy steps with Microsoft resources… Switched on Computing. Delightful robots for children to program | Play-i. Site Pages - Primary_Computing_home. A Computing Curriculum for Primary Learners. Computing At School :: Computing for the Next Generation ... Computing ITT & CPD. This site has been put together by a small group of teachers and teacher educators convened by the DfE's Teaching Agency and chaired by Bob Harrison. Our aim has been to curate a collection of resources for use by those training teachers to deliver the new primary computing curriculum, whether for trainees' individual use, for use in lectures and workshops or for trainees to use as resources for their own lessons when working in school.

What are the issues? 1. Across the curriculum the draft Programmes of Study suggest that material which was previously taught by subject specialist teachers in key stage 3 will be delivered in primary classrooms from September 2014. 2. 3. 4. What have we done? 5. Draft ICT Programme of Study and Draft National Curriculum for Computing These are arranged by topic and are intended to meet the challenges of: 6. Programming in the Primary School. Sample lessons of Espresso Coding. SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks) SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks)

Junior Computer Science. Teaching computational thinking to primary pupils. Data Handling. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. Visuwords™ online • Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus. StoryPhones - complete MP3 audio system for audio resources in primary schools and nurseries. Use audio in class. Just what I have been saying … - dougmuses. Notes From McTeach: Learning to Blog Using Paper. That's right...you heard me! And it's one of my favorite activities all year long. Paper Blogs. I use them to introduce my seventh graders to the idea of blogging and, more importantly, commenting.

Let me just be clear right from the beginning. We also had to decorate our new blogs so they might reflect our own personality. I didn't require that their paper blogs actually look like blogs (we use Google Sites, in case you were wondering), but several of my students chose to be tech-creative. Of course, I'm getting ahead of myself a bit. After we were done writing and decorating our blogs in our blogging workshop, it was time to read some blogs. As you probably know, teachers are just great big kids at heart. Before I continue with my take on the lesson, let me share with you the original lesson developed by Leonard Low and shared with us at our workshop: The McTeach Version Step One Thank you. And that's when I pass out the 7th Grade Blogging Rules handout that we read through together. Literacy in the Digital Age. Listen to the Whispers. Super Action Comic Maker.

WordSift - Visualize Text. Five Card Flickr. ZooBurst. 50 Coolest Online Tools for Word Nerds. Story Starts - Story Writing Made Fun For Children. Oxford Owl - Welcome.

35 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom. Blogging and tweeting as a collaborative writing engagement. Through the class blog and twitter account, KC have found friends in other schools around the world. We have got several other Kindergarten classes on our blog roll, and they in turn have added us to their blog roll. Several times a week we check the other blogs and leave comments. We also check our blog for comments left by others. We are following classes from schools in other countries on our class twitter account and have got followers from other schools and from the YIS community. We regularly respond to questions on twitter and tweet our own questions to find answers from “experts” in other countries.

Writing blog comments and tweets has provided the children with meaningful opportunities to write for an authentic audience. Using the data projector, we project the blog or twitter page on to the wall so that everyone can see. 6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics. In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren't all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the Internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one. Comic strip enthusiasts who want funny but don't care about pretty drawing can have their strips, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something just right. The best part about these developments is that they allow you, regardless of any talent as an artist or comedian, to create your very own comic strip.

Depending on what you're going for, you can use one of these six sites to help you do it. 1. MakeBeliefsComix.com is easy enough for children to use, but there are enough options for adults to get a message across, too. One limiting factor is color. 2. The site does have some rough patches. 3. 4. 5. 6. 55 Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom (4) TitanPad. Lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing for you.

32 Interesting Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom. Home › PrimaryPad. Paper for the Web | Padlet (Wallwisher) Safe Search for Kids. The Google safe search engine for kids with friendly search. E Safety. Safe Search - Primary School ICT. SearchyPants - Safe Search for Kids. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list.

Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Teachers have long had the option of creating a website or providing lists of online resources, but all of this has become much simpler in the past few years. Google Docs First of all, you never have to hit “save” in Google Docs. Google Forms Whether you want to send a quiz to your students or organize a field trip, Google forms can help you distribute and gather information.

WordPress EduBlogs. Topmarks Education: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help. Paris 26 Gigapixels - Interactive virtual tour of the most beautiful monuments of Paris. Scotland - Pinball. Tutpup - play, compete, learn. Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas, original design by Stamen, press any key to s.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Finding Ada — Bringing women in technology to the fore. National Poetry Day | Forward Arts Foundation. Free online tutorial for using IWB. Interactive Whiteboards In Primary Teaching. BYOD in the 21st Century. 35 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom. PeterT's bliki. This page is a bliki - a blog in a wiki. Thus entries are added in chronological order, with the most recent stuff at the top of the page. If you want to comment on an item then click on the Discussion tab (at the top of the panel) and reply to an existing thread or start a new one.

All views expressed by me on this page are my own and do not represent those of any other person or organisation. 12-Sept-2013 So here it is The new National Curriculum is out. 10-July-2013 Three strands in the computing national curriculum I've been given permission to share an analysis of the Computing PoS by BCS, which shows which bits are NOT computer science. 8-July-2013 We were consulted The outcome of the DfE consultation on the draft National Curriculum has been published (in the form of a revised National Curriculum). 4-May-2013 ICT is dead - long live ICT The National Curriculum subject is going to be called Computing, but far from being the death knell for ICT this signals its rebirth. Hmm. The content. It's a Book by Lane Smith -- Book Trailer.

DERN. Learning 3.0 and the Smart eXtended Web. Word 2010 - Long Document Essentials. Next workshops When: Wednesday 7 May 11am - 1pmWhere: Attenborough Seminar Block 219 Course Overview This short 2 hour course for students will show you how to use essential time saving features when creating a long document such as a dissertation, report or essay. You will learn how to save time by making use of using heading styles and tips and tricks for quicker ways of working in Word 2010.

Course materials What will I get out of this course? By the end of the workshop, you will be able to use simple techniques to create and format a thesis-length document efficiently and effectively and give you hands-on experience of a number of useful features which will help you. Who is it for? All students who use Microsoft Word 2010 for long documents.

What prior experience do I need? You must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word before attending this course. Student places Maximum 16 students Book your place For this course you cannot book in advance. Questions. National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study - Publications. Skip to main content GOV.UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies Is this page useful? Yes this page is useful No this page is not useful Is there anything wrong with this page? Thank you for your feedback Close Help us improve GOV.UK Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today.

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Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale. 3rd Millennium Learning Award- the school Award videos. The Third Millennium Learning Award: the school Award videos The following links take you to the videos which are the Award submissions from schools that have gained the Award. With over 90 schools having now gained the Award we suggest you look first at the Feature School submissions. These are the Award submissions that we feel show particularly well what 3rd millennium learning is and what kind of learning experience pupils are having schools that have developed 3rd millennium learning well. 3rd Millennium Learning Award- the school Award videos. Ken Robinson | Profile on TED.com. The Monkey Business Illusion.