Teaching Computing Science
Early to second level
Great resource for teachers beginning or experienced to find simple ways to introduce the three Curriculum Organisers for Computing Science into lessons.
The conceptual knowledge gained when working towards the first Organiser, ‘understanding the world through computational thinking’, is required to then understand computing languages and technologies in the second Organiser, before we can then ‘design, build and test computing solutions’ in the final Organiser using those technologies.
The book is arranged to quickly see the connections between the organisers, and there are many resources and activities at the end of the book.
Please click on the image below to download the PDF
Barefoot is currently offering a free ‘New Term Survival Guide’ to teachers who request a workshop before October 31st, and have it delivered before December 31st.
The Survival Guide provides great tools to help teachers get started, including FAQs, top tips, a quick reference guide, five hand-picked resources and Barefoot goodies. Teachers will receive a survival guide with their workshop packs and can claim one by booking a workshop on www.barefootcas.org,uk and use the campaign code ‘007’.
This is what the pack looks like,…
The fantastic double act of Dash and Dot have now arrived . Those schools that have attended the CS twilights over the last few weeks keep a look out for them arriving in the school mail.
We will continue to issue a Dash and Dot and a Beebot mat to each school that can attend CS twilights now and in term 4
Using School iPads Dash and Dot can be programmed via a number of free apps including Tickle, Wonder Workshop and Tynker. These robots are perfectly at home in Nursery / Early Years but because of the innovative design can be equally at home and challenging for older students to program.
If you haven’t already done so, then please check Aberdeenshire Events and book onto a CS Twilight in your Cluster