New Computing Curriculum

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of conferences about the new computing curriculum. It has been rather an interesting experience. The most recent one was on Monday 3rd February At Queen Mary’s University of London and was run by Prof Paul Curzon. A very uplifting evening and he pointed out that computing is not just about computers. We were introduced to the book ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ which is the autobiography of Jean-Dominique Bauby, written after he woke up in a hospital bed totally paralysed, with what we know as ‘locked-in syndrome.’ For the booklet computational thinking: Searching to Speak

For the introduction about Teaching London Computing and their resources visit http://teachinglondoncomputing.org/   If you would like the activities and slides that were shown to us on the night try here  Computer science for fun try this http://www.cs4fn.org/  and you like a spot of magic and want to see its link to maths or computer science then this page will give you more information http://www.cs4fn.org/magic/ Overall the two sites have quite a lot of information and resources, hope you find it useful. I did record the lecture and if I get time to review and edit I will add later.

logical thinking

 

I finally met face to face will Phil Bagge at BETT and if you are looking for additional primary resources then do head to his site http://code-it.co.uk/  I loved the sandwich robot clip he showed at the show, excellent idea!

Another site you may find useful and covers all the key stages https://sites.google.com/site/primaryictitt/ the link was provided by Bob Harrison via twitter.

If you have another site you think should be added, feel free to let me know and I will put up as soon as I can

 

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2 Responses to New Computing Curriculum

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    Jo Brodie February 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hello Maggie 🙂

    Thank you for the lovely write-up. I’m glad you enjoyed Paul’s session and the resources he mentioned. We’ve been adding a few more of them to our website, at http://teachinglondoncomputing.org/resources/

    I thought your readers might like to know that Paul’s giving a second FREE workshop / session, on algorithms, on Monday 17 Feb 2014 at 5.30pm (registration from 5pm). There are more details about Paul’s talk on our website (http://teachinglondoncomputing.org/free-workshops/invisible-palming-intelligent-paper-so-what-is-an-algorithm/) and the Eventbrite ticket registration page (http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/invisible-palming-intelligent-paper-so-what-is-an-algorithm-tickets-10254325965). There are a couple more planned after that, in March.

    Best wishes,
    Jo
    Teaching London Computing

  2. Maggie Morrissey
    Maggie Morrissey February 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    It was a very interesting evening, really pleased I went. I will pass on his next course date

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