Category Archives: Programming

Posts about how to teach programming

Using Bee Bots to Teach Computing at Key Stage 1

            Bee Bots have been used in Key Stage 1 for a long time and are a great introduction to control technology.  They can also be used to teach the computer science strand of the … Continue reading

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The Computing Curriculum – Part 2, Computer Science

              The Computing in the National Curriculum document produced by Computing At School divides the Computing Curriculum into three strands.         Information Technology Computer Science Digital Literacy In this post I … Continue reading

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Computing Curriculum Resources

When working with schools I am regularly asked about resources for teaching programming as part of the Computing Curriculum so  I produced a PDF with links to some of the best. Click on the image to access it.

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Using Pinterest

 Pinterest is an tool that allows you to ‘pin’ images and links to things that interest you. It produces an attractive way of showing useful information about things that interest you.  This can be shared with others who can take … Continue reading

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Programming in the classroom

(first published on http://www.northerngrid.org) Recently there have been some national debates about what schools should teach as part of the ICT curriculum and a high profile has been given to programming. Programming in schools isn’t new and builds on work … Continue reading

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