7 schools in the UK

 

Richard works in 7 schools a week as an Technology Expert in Residence. Here are some examples of what is happening in these schools.

 

Randlay School is at the forefront of Computing. They helped with a national event called 'ScratchYourNose' and the older students are learning about HTML using W3Schools and online Notepad. They have 1 Raspberry Pi computer which students use. They have a good website  blog and twitter feed. They use time lapse photography to capture events

 

Hollinswood Primary School are developing their Computing Curriculum through the use of the creative Scratch program. Most students are using the online version to work on in school and at home. This also works on Android tablets and devices. Those with iPads have downloaded the free app ScratchJr. Jay from base 7 said 'I love scratch because I can edit the characters'

 

Apley Wood Primary School are using a combination of Scratch (including the 12 useful task cards) and the online coding tool J2eCode. This allows students to publish their games and animations via an e-safe blog. J2e software runs on all tablets as it does not rely on Flash player. Each team of teachers is writing a series of 6 lessons to get the process started. You can see some of their Kodu worls in the Kodu section below.

 

Southall Special School are using Scratch,  Espresso Coding (trial) and use a Lego Wedo kit as part of a Robot Club. They have their own student video section on their website. This includes examples of algorithms in the context of cooking. They are buying in to some of the Switched on Computing modules. I work with specific students on the Autism Spectrum that LOVE computing. They have made a great video about Algorithms using Makaton sign language https://youtu.be/7uETgP6y4Tw 

 

Holmer Lake School have completed cross curricular work using the Daisy the Dinosaur app. and have worked extensively with ipads. All teachers are expected to update the blog and they have completed work on animation ,robotics and e-awareness

 

John Wilkinson School have trialled the use of the input device the Makeymakey board  Students are being encouraged to explore text based coding (Javascript) trough w3schools.

 

William Reynolds Primary have their own dedicated computing page on their website. After 2 staff meetings on the new curriculum Richard has supported lessons planned by the teacher. Each year group team are writing a 6 lesson block of Computer Science activities based on the CAS Primary Guidance. Lego Wedo Guide here from the school.

lego_wedo_brodyandmr_smith.pdf
Designed at William Reynolds Primary


Computing


Quickstart Computing Guide for schools

PDF to download


A professional development guide to help deliver inspiring computing lessons in primary and secondary schools.


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comp_pos_sept_2014_rs.docx
Original annotated by Richard Smith
casprimarycomputing.pdf
Guidance for Primary from CAS
cas_secondary.pdf
Guidance for Secondary from CAS

A range of beginners programming resources (Thanks Zelda for finding this)


Some great NEW ideas and resources from TeachingLondonComputing


Here are some useful ideas put together by a group convened by the  DfE's Teaching Agency. Chaired by @bobharrisonset

 

A list of useful terminology for Primary School from Phil Bagge @baggiepr on Twitter

 

Computer Science Unplugged (away from computer devices to develop logic)


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Key Vocab. from Pete Dring (CAS member)

 

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Being creative...using ScratchJr at Southall School (picture made with PicCollage App)


'Start them young' (EYFS and KS1)

 

Emphasise doing things in a certain order (sequence) to solve a problem

 

1. Cheese Sniffer

2. Bee Bot + Bee Bot app + Bee Bot Pyramid

3. Espresso Coding

4. J2e coding

5. Purple Mash 2code

7. Daisy the dinosaur app

8. Alex app

 

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Be inspired 

 

Big Ambition


Speakers for Schools


Young Rewired State

 

What is computing


Codeclub and Codeclubworld

 

Not Going to Uni

 

Getting students to think about game building

 

 

 Helpful curriculum documents:


Templates for coordinators to develop

resourcegrid_r_smith.docx
Resorces for different platforms
the CEC frameworkvs2.docx
Includes content from new POS in red


Example Curriculum Document: (Randlay)

thececframeworkvs5.docx
Randlay Primary_Telford

Example whole school outline (Ladygrove)

ladygrove_computing_scheme_vs1.docx
based on William Reynolds + AmazingICT doc


Year 5 (6 Week plan): (William Reynolds)

will_r_year5.docx
Computer Science (Espresso)

Year 5 (6 lessons on Scratch). Apley Wood Pri.

yr5programming-multimedia.doc
Apley Wood Primary_Telford

Yr 6 (2 lessons on Kodu) Apley Wood Primary

kodu_2_lessons_apley.doc
Apley Wood Primary: Yr 6


Mark Dorling's Computing at School Page

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From Mark Dorling (CAS)
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From Mark Dorling (CAS)
progression_pathways_I Can.docx


 Assessment Spreadsheet from CAS (progressions pathways) KS1-2


assessingcomputing_ppt_vs1.pptx
Statements: AmazingICT_Holmer_WilliamR

 

Blooms Computing Progression


computing_2014_blooms.docx


Serif Computing Outline:

serifcomputingmappingguide.pdf
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Many schools are writing their own schemes of work that include medium term plans and resources. 


In addition, there are a number of programmes of study that can be purchased that include ideas and resources. The three below include free sample materials to try out before purchase


iCompute


Primary Computing


Switched on Computing



Scratch (MIT Massachusetts)

 

Main Site (version 2 is online: no download)

 

Code_It site (Phil Bagge)

 

Animated stories

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Literacy from Scratch; ideas linked to English


Simon Haughton's website


ComputingChampions (Great PDF. Vs2)


Quiz (using Kahoot) from Lee Robertson


ScratchEd education ideas


Weizman Institute: Textbook

 

Mindmap of resources

from Leon Cych (@eyebeams)

 

App design:

 

Touch Develop (Microsoft) (@lanky_boi_ray and @innovativeteach )

 

Appshed Academy (Torsten Stauch)

 


Kodu (Microsoft)

 

Main Site (including download) (£5 for Xbox)

 

Interactive Classroom Site (Nikki Maddams)


Example Worlds: Apley Wood School

 

year5kodoplanning.doc
Newdale School: Telford


Suggested Ipad Apps 


  13 Programming apps


Daisy Dino

Kodable

BeeBot

Bee Bot Pyramid

Bee Bot Blue (Bluetooth)

Move the turtle

Hopscotch

Alex

Scratch Junior (5-7) (Helpsheet)

Pyonkee (non flash version of Scratch)

TickleApp (controls Sphero and Drone too)

Cargobot : Lee's review

Codea  : Lee's review

Click on www.ilearn.co.uk for a great digital book from Adam Foster (£1.99)


Search Apps4Primary for some useful App reviews from Dan for a range of subjects