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Computing At School


We have our own group that covers Telford and Shropshire. People from other areas are welcome to come along.


It is run by volunteers who are keen to support schools to develop computing, coding and programming.


See our CAS Hub information here 


email richard@amazingict.co.uk to find out more
  

If you would like to start your own HUB this is a useful link. You can see a map of all the hubs and events here


Click on the picture for images of a CAS day

Gozoob Video


Exam Boards: 


AQA: Computer Science


Cambs. GCSE Massive Open Online Course

 

OCR Computing Community and MOOC

 

Edexcel Community


NCFE: Level 2 Course for students




Group Member's Content:


Duncan Maiden's blog

From Pam Jones: Pseudocode

intro_to_pseudocode_workbook.pdf
Pam Works at Oldbury Wells School, BNorth

From Richard Smith: E-safety outline

e-safety_outline_hollinswood.docx
Example e-safety outline from Richard Smith

The loudness bird SCRATCH project

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/107265263


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MakeyMakey Board.


Books:


Computer Science Unplugged


Hodder Textbook ComputeIT


Courses for teachers


Walsall College: Qualification for teachers. Contact  hdixon@walsallcollege.ac.uk 




To start discussions:


15 ways of teaching coding


Organisations that work with the group


www.shropshire3dprinters.co.uk

(Paul Brewer)


www.amazingict.co.uk

(Richard Smith)


 

Useful links based on current discussions


NEW: Pioneers for 12 - 15

NEW: SMARTSCHOLAR site

NEW: IDEA learning

NEW: Hello World Magazine

NEW: SeeSaw

Programming Language Infographics

BCS Certificate

KEY: Quickstart Computing

 

1. Computing at School Community

2. Try an hour of coding via Code.org

3. Simulate a network via Packet tracer

4. Find out about CAS West Mids. Contact Duncan Maidens from BCU if interested.

5. Key Vocabulary by Pete Dring (CAS)

6. Raspberry Pi initiative. 10 inspiring ideas

7. One programming platform. Touch Develop

8. One source of a grant; Wolfson Foundation

9. Extending students (eg Codeavengers)

10. SNAP and BlocklyOne of the good things about blockly is it can export the code as Python or Javascript so bridges the visual to textual national curriculum requirements (thanks Ian Lynch)

11. Computer Science Guide (for Microsoft from Miles Berry) Includes networks (pg 26)

12. Literacy from Scratch (linking the two)

13. Javascript tutorials Khan Academy

14. Python wiki (with useful ideas and links)

15 PythonSchool which contains videos and useful materials for use in school

 

progression_pathways_.pdf
working with CAS
progression_pathways_-_with_digital_badges.pdf
progression_pathways_guidance.docx
computing_2014_blooms.docx