Example Agenda for session with primary teachers

Using technology within the New National Curriculum: 

9.00-9.30: The new technology agenda: Making communities work

9.45-10.15: The digital curriculum: IT and Computing Overview KS1 & 2

10.15 -10.45: Progression 1: from 2DIY to Daisy the Dinosaur (input etc)

10.45-11.00: Refreshments

11.00 -12.00: Progression 2: from Daisy to Kodu to Scratch

12-12.30: Practical session: Sharing ideas online via Edmodo (gaqpgjay)

1.50 - 2.00: Progression 3: From Graphical to Text based coding (Python)


2.00 - 2.30: Computing, E-awareness and Communication (2 resources)

(See computing page for links)
2.30 - 3.00: Idea sharing and resource sharing (Twitter Website and Edmodo)

3.15 - 3.30: Create 3 action points with 1 major target with deadline

3.30 - 3.45: Questions, next steps. Local support networks (see computing page)

'Policy is dead so smart schools do it for themselves' Merlin John

Ideas from the group: (chat/email/post its/twitter #saloptechhub)

  • Discussion of how to use learning spaces
  • http://rubble.heppell.net/places
  • http://vimeo.com/57742945
  • Stimulation of all 5 spaces
  • Relevant course materials (learning walls)
  • Circular school? With arts and crafts at the centre
  • Natural light key
  • Flexible space
  • Airy environment with storage
  • Apple vs Android vs Windows (LA support of systems)
  • Headteacher's priorities
  • Use of video, online materials, games key
  • Role of learning platform/website/social media
  • Role of screencasting (eg Educreations) and Blogging
  • Discussing Xcurricular use of 2DIY linked to healthy eating

Kodu for PC and Xbox

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Practical algorithm Ideas:

Cooking a cake

Mathematical games: Frogs

Puzzles: Tower of Hanoi