Hello World’s first-ever special edition focuses on approaches to teaching computing in the classroom, and includes some of our favourite pedagogically themed articles from previous Hello World issues, as well as a couple of never-seen-before features. This special issue aims to be your companion to learning about tried-and-tested approaches to teaching computing. It bridges the gap between research and practice, giving you accessible chunks of research, followed by stories from trusty educators who have tried out various approaches in their classroom or educational space.
In this issue, you’ll find:
- Techniques for fostering program comprehension
- Advice for bringing physical computing into your classroom
- Introductions to frameworks for structuring your lessons
And much, much more!
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PRIMM is an approach that can help teachers structure lessons in programming. PRIMM stands for Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make, representing different stages of a lesson, or series of lessons. PRIMM promotes discussion between learners about how programs work, and the use of starter programs to encourage the reading of code before writing.
Quick Read: Using PRIMM to structure programming lessons (teachcomputing.org)
This guide introduces and explains the Computing Science
(CS) Organisers and the updated experiences and
outcomes and Benchmarks. It provides an exemplification
guide and resources for use in Early and Primary years.
QuickStart Computing can help primary teachers to pick up the necessary subject knowledge for computing science.
Author: Miles Berry
Adjusted for Scotland: Bill Sargent
Consultants: Yvonne Walker, Graham Hastings