Category: Cyber Security

BEBRAS COMPUTATIONAL THINKING CHALLENGE – TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING

The Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge is a great resource to develop your learners logical reasoning and pattern spotting skills for computational thinking and problem solving. Not only are those skills useful for computing science and maths, but also cyber security.

You can have a go at previous years’ challenges (no signup required) or you can register for their annual competition in November. The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that start off relatively easy – so every student can have a go and should get something out of the competition.

Try out previous year’s challenges here.

We know lots of schools in Scotland engage with Bebras every year and some have shared their story with us Get in touch with us to let us know how your learners engaged with it and how you fared with the resources or the challenge.

Welcome to Computing Science by DigiLearnScot

We’re delighted to launch this site and hope it proves useful whether you are new to, or experienced in, computing. Computing Science sits within the Technologies in Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). There are three organisers for it:

Understanding the world through computational thinking, TCH x-13a

Understanding and analysing computing technology, TCH x-14a, TCH x-14b

Designing, building and testing computing solutions, TCH x-15a

 

Problem solving is an important part of computing and there are many opportunities throughout CfE to embed Computing Science in other curricular areas, such as Numeracy and Mathematics.

 

Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety sit within the Digital Literacy organiser of the Technologies curriculum (TCH x-03a), but as learners progress this area starts to focus move towards Cyber Security and this requires knowledge of computer systems in order to understand the threats a system faces.