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Herts for Learning session

Thanks to everyone who attended the session this afternoon. The slides used during the session can be found here, with information about CAS here Crumble – Getting started and Buggy BBC micro:bit – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxzIksyN50iuQnFJRVF5OG9NLUU (resources adapted from my micro:bit for primary schools site – mb4ps.co.uk) Pibrella (with Raspberry Pi) – pibrella-for-pi Picoboard – http://www.picocricket.com/picoboard.html Sphero – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Wnb7zqb6Y Lego WeDo 2.0 Read more about Herts for Learning session[…]

ViewSonic blog post

ViewSonic Education, who you might be aware of through their range of monitors and projectors, asked me to write a post on physical computing in primary schools. If you fancy having a read, the text can be found here

Free Primary Computing scheme of work

After speaking to a newly appointed Computing co-ordinator last night, she asked for examples of how other schools approach the curriculum. One example scheme of work (SOW), which a school I’ve previously worked with has successfully adopted, can be found here – Computing Champions Curriculum It includes a yearly overview, plus plans for each year group, Read more about Free Primary Computing scheme of work[…]

microbit for primary schools (mb4ps) update

I’ve just updated all the resources on my microbit for primary schools site mb4ps.co.uk to use the new JavaScript Blocks Editor (PXT), which is a the latest block based editor provided by the Microbit Foundation The updated resources can be found here, which includes a new project using the microbit’s radio to send messages and data Read more about microbit for primary schools (mb4ps) update[…]