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A CODE CLUB IN EVERY SCHOOL: CODING THE FUTURE – NORTH AYRSHIRE

Coding the Future – initiative to allow all 9-13 year olds to experience coding (@NAC_CodeClubs) This post was written by Rosslyn Lee (@RosJLee), Digital Skills… Read more

BRIDGING THE DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE – OECD

This post is based on a report published in 2018 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report aims to further strengthen… Read more

REMOTE TEACHING OF CODING, CARMYLE PRIMARY

Laura Di Pasquale (@LauraKeeney01) was previously acting principal teacher at Carmyle Primary School and Nursery Class in Glasgow City. She has been delivering learning to… Read more

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JUNIOR: PLAYMAKERS, DALMILLING PRIMARY

Elizabeth Cairns is a class teacher at Dalmilling Primary School in South Ayrshire. She has been using the First Lego League: Playmakers project to develop… Read more

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DIGITAL XTRA FUND – CASE STUDY: PORT ELLEN PRIMARY SCHOOL (2019)

RESILIENT ROBOTICS TEACHING – THE NEXT GENERATION: HOW TO CODE AT PORT ELLEN PRIMARY SCHOOL    A robotics club from Port Ellen Primary School (@portellenps) on… Read more

INTRODUCING CODING AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING WITH CODE-A-PILLAR

Dundee practitioner, Judi Regan has very kindly shared resources for some wonderful Code-a-pillar play activities for early level learners. If you were at SLF 2019,… Read more

WHY COMPUTING SCIENCE MATTERS

by Susan Ward, DHT Kingsland Primary, Scottish Borders Finding the time for computing science can be tough. With a slimmed-down recovery curriculum to contend with and… Read more

DEDRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL CODE CHRISTMAS

Dedridge Primary School, West Lothian shared this wonderful example of how early level learners created algorithms to programme BeeBots to retell the nativity story at Christmas time. How… Read more

EMBEDDING CS IN MATHS WITH CODE.ORG EXAMPLES

There is so much maths in computing and that presents excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Why not plan to introduce directional language through these engaging… Read more

TEACHERS’ REFLECTIONS ON ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN COMPUTING

Jonathan Henderson, Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, @MrHenderson321 Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School, Falkirk, @MissHedgesVPS We are delighted to be part of the first cohort of… Read more

BEE-BOTS AT HOME WITH KIRKTON OF LARGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gemma Sanderson, Primary Teacher from Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Fife, shares how Computing Science learning can be continued at home by creating your… Read more

WHERE TO START WITH COMPUTING SCIENCE

Being a primary teacher means being a jack-of-all-trades and delivering all aspects of the curriculum. This section aims to provide you with some basic knowledge and understanding of key concepts for teaching computing and Computing Science in your primary school or class.