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A Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft in an Elementary Classroom | Wayfaring Path

A Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft in an Elementary Classroom | Wayfaring Path | Primary Computing | Scoop.it

"“What’s it called again, Craftmine?” I wondered aloud with a confused look on my face to a classroom full of nine year olds, playing dumb the whole time. “It’s MINECRAFT!” they all yelled back in unison, smiling and laughing at how out-of-touch their teacher was with their world."


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Practice your mousing skills with the following Mousercise | Elementary mouse practice game | Practice using the mouse

Practice your mousing skills with the following Mousercise | Elementary mouse practice game | Practice using the mouse | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Practice your mousing skills with the following Mousercise | Elementary mouse practice game | Practice using the mouse
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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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Build your own ultra-low-cost robots

Build your own ultra-low-cost robots | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
The winners of the African Robotics Network's 2014 Design Challenge offer construction and programming guides to hobbyists and students.Tags : general, info, sys
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Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce!

Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce! | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
This article features on The Guardian Teacher Network here. My supporting resource to this article below can also be found on the TES Resources website. It has been viewed over 10,500 times (Nov '1...
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Easy Projects to Get Started with Scratch: Drawing 2D Shapes

Easy Projects to Get Started with Scratch: Drawing 2D Shapes | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch convert this language into images to familiarize elementary students with coding.
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Nice Webpage with some fun geometric ideas for Scratch.

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A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics, we may be fundamentally mistaken in our [...]
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An interesting study.

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Build a PC - Choosing Components Introduction - PCitYourself.com

Build a PC - Choosing Components Introduction - PCitYourself.com | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Trough this section we take you through choosing each component for your new PC, explaining what the specifications mean and giving examples based on the type of usage you are looking for. You too can build a PC with the PCitYourself! animated guide.
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Very nice guide to building your own PC.

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Bob Irving's curator insight, July 29, 2014 7:21 AM

I did this with my 6th grade computer class one year. Fun!

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Youtube in the Classroom - Mister Sill

Youtube in the Classroom - Mister Sill | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Video and Google Workshops by a High School Video Teacher
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2 of 2 workshops that Mr Sill runs. 

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World Cup of Apps 2014 During the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, educators from all over the world joined students to try and work out which was the best app in the world for use in the classr...

World Cup of Apps 2014 During the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, educators from all over the world joined students to try and work out which was the best app in the world for use in the classr... | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
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Nice way to show off apps!

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Scratch Music & Sound | Google CS First

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Great intro to Scratch with a complete set of plans and videos.

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Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid chall...
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Nice example, great for thinking about how we praise in Computing

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Student convinced family she was on trip around Asia - despite NEVER leaving her bedroom

Student convinced family she was on trip around  Asia - despite NEVER leaving her bedroom | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
A STUDENT convinced her family and friends she was on a five-week trip around South East Asia - but, in reality, she had never left her bedroom.
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Great article, but be careful showing page to younger children. Sometimes the adverts are fully of under-dressed ladies.

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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more -

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more - | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
On Twitter, I recently shared an excellent article by Justin Tarte called 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Him/Herself. The first reflection question Justin recommends is: Who is doing a majority of the talking in your classroom? It’s the person who is doing the majority of the talking that tends to do the most learning, so what …
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This is doubly important for ICT & Computing teachers, because children wanna be on the PC not listening to their teachers drone on....

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Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom. By Stuart Dredge
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Great primer for parents & teachers alike.

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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
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My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a
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An interesting thought as to how to praise children effectively.

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ScratchJr - Home

ScratchJr - Home | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
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Great news! Scratch Junior is now available for iPads.

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Bob Irving's curator insight, July 30, 2014 7:47 AM

W00t!

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Collaboration, partner work  

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Computer Tour : HowStuffWorks

Computer Tour : HowStuffWorks | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what is on the inside of your computer? Watch this video from HowStuffWorks as we take you on a tour of your computer.
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Great demonstration of how the hardware works.

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Youtube for Teachers - Mister Sill

Youtube for Teachers - Mister Sill | Primary Computing | Scoop.it
Video and Google Workshops by a High School Video Teacher
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1 of 2 workshops Mr Sill runs.

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Amazon.com: Robot Turtles Game: Toys & Games

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Bob Irving's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:45 AM

I've heard great things about this game as an intro to programming for primary students!