Tilting Text Entry on the BBC micro:bit

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a BBC micro:bit, which were delivered to Y7 teachers last week. The micro:bit website provides a range of resources to help secondary school teachers and I intend to produce a guide for primary teachers over the next few months. On the micro:bit website, pupils can write their programs Read more about Tilting Text Entry on the BBC micro:bit[…]

Getting started with algorithms

I recently wrote a blog post for the Switched on Computing website, which is Rising Star’s excellent scheme of work for primary schools. It contains links to a range of tools for teaching the principles of computer programming and can be found here: http://www.switchedoncomputing.co.uk/getting-started-algorithms/  

Using Scratch across the curriculum

By Neil Rickus on Google+ As schools move towards implementing the new Computing curriculum, many are choosing to link programming skills into their existing subject topics, with some key theories / principles being taught in discrete lessons. Outlined below are five cross-curricular Scratch projects linked to other subjects. I have listed the projects in order Read more about Using Scratch across the curriculum[…]