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Welcome everyone!

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Welcome to the SCOOP on computing and using ICT in primary schools. Here you will find lots of ideas, links to relevant resources, blogs and videos to keep you on task and stimulated :-)

 

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Computing curriculum planning from UK Safer Internet Centre

Computing curriculum planning from UK Safer Internet Centre | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Develop a progressive digital literacy and safety curriculum in your school.
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Feeling anxious about teaching the new computing curriculum? The UK Safer Internet Centre has collated some great advice and resources for primary and secondary teachers to use when planning for the autumn term. You can find them on the new computing curriculum planning area on the UK Safer Internet Centre site.

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Primary Computing | Resources to support Computing in primary schools

Primary Computing | Resources to support Computing in primary schools | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
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Another useful site/blog with resources, advice, tips and ideas for teaching computing at Primary school level.

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BBC begins push to help kids code

BBC begins push to help kids code | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

The BBC has published computer programming study guides, quizzes and other support materials on its Bitesize site to coincide with the new computing curriculum's introduction in England.

The broadcaster also revealed several programming-themed children's TV shows will be broadcast in the autumn.

The BBC described the move as an "early start" to a wider coding initiative planned for next year.

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Looks promising, can't wait to check out the new resources on the BBC bitesize site.

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snopes.com: check those posts before you share!

snopes.com: check those posts before you share! | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation
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This is a really great site for checking out anything you think might be an urban legend, hoax or scam. It keeps a huge archive of examples of urban legends, myths and hoaxes - so if you do have suspicions about an email or social media post check this site to see if it is a hoax. Also good for checking Facebook scams - check before you share yourself.

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Code Combat

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This is just about the geekiest site I have ever seen... and I love it. Learn how to code by designing the perfect programming to enable you to battle in a medieval realm. This site has been developed especially for children and begins with easy challenges and build to higher levels of programming skill. There is even a multiplayer area so users can battle with their friends.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Barefoot Computing: Primary Computer Science

Barefoot Computing: Primary Computer Science | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

The Barefoot Computing project is helping primary school teachers get ready for the computer science element of the new computing curriculum. We are developing free high-quality, practical resources and computer science workshops to support primary school teachers in England

The project is funded by the Department for Education, is being run by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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Into Film Festival - Into Film

Into Film Festival - Into Film | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Into Film Festival - for schools and young people across the UK
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The Festival, formerly known as the National Youth Film Festival, takes place 4th Nov - 21st Nov 2014. It aims to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch, make and understand film in new and creative ways.

The hundreds of free film screenings and filmmaking workshops on offer have clear learning outcomes - outcomes that support education and personal development, as well as helping to build a lifelong passion for film. 

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Code Hunt: Play in Java or C#

Code Hunt: Play in Java or C# | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

https://www.codehunt.com/

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Code Hunt is a website application that develops pupils C# and Java coding skills. Taking on the role of technology detective, pupils are presented with code that doesn't quite work, by fixing the code they gain points. A really great website, although some programming knowledge is required - not suitable for complete novices!

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10 places where anyone can learn to code | TED Blog

10 places where anyone can learn to code | TED Blog | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
When you learn to read, you can then read to learn. And it’s the same thing with coding. Here, 10 venues where you can learn coding.
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LSBU PGCE Computing in Primary Schools

COMPUTING WORKSHOP Primary and EY PGCE 2013 -14 London South Bank University Clare Copeland Senior Lecturer, Primary ICT/Computing copelanc@lsbu.ac.uk
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I have just updated the notes for my Computing workshops for our PGCE students. Really enjoyed teaching these sessions so far :-)

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The New National Curriculum for Computing – Sequence, Selection and Repetition with a Probot

The New National Curriculum for Computing – Sequence, Selection and Repetition with a Probot | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

 

Our Third post in this series from Andrew Bush on the New Curriculum for Computing. Pro-Bot is a fantastic floor robot designed to help children further develop their programming skills. It is an excellent way to follow on from using Bee-Bot, as it has more advanced functions allowing a wider range of use and challenge.

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A really informative blog post with instructions and examples of how to actually use the probot in the classroom including ideas for using the Repeat and Procedure functions and using Inputs and Outputs.

 

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The Film Space | Thinking Film Resources

The Film Space | Thinking Film Resources | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

One of the most popular resources from Film Education in the last couple of years has been the Thinking Film discs. Alas, stocks of the discs were exhausted back in March. However all five resources (English, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Primary Literacy and Film Language) are now online so that you can now download them, free of charge.

They are fairly weighty resources so can take a while to download. However, as one teacher who downloaded the resources yesterday said, “they are truly awesome”!

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talkPrimaryICT's curator insight, May 2, 11:26 AM

You can access not only new moving image resources but the library of over 400 online resources produced by Film Education as well. You can search for resources by title or by subject.

Happy downloading!

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Into Film Festival - FREE film screenings for your class - UK wide - BOOK NOW!

Into Film Festival - FREE film screenings for your class - UK wide - BOOK NOW! | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Bookings are open for our free screening programme and places are filling fast - book your places today!

Taking place 4−21 November 2014, the Festival programme is a fun and exciting way to inspire and engage young people in learning using film. Make a booking or find out what's happening free for schools and 5-19 year olds in your area now.

Bring the curriculum to life
All the themes and films in our programme are supported by a rich mix of resources and guides that support cross-curricular learning.

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Computational Thinking in Primary Schools

Computational Thinking in Primary Schools | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
A personal perspective on education, technology and culture
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Miles' thoughts on the new curriculum are an interesting and worthwhile read. You will also learn along the way!

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Computing At School: Sept 14 newsletter

Computing At School: Sept 14 newsletter | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Download the latest issue of our newsletter here. The newsletter is produced once a term and is packed with articles and ideas for teaching computer science in the classroom.

As more teachers embrace Computing, we all have ideas to share. No-one has a blueprint for what works best but sharing ideas can help develop a subject specific pedagogy - a key focus of this issue. Good teaching is, above all, a collegiate activity. This issue outlines various ways that CAS can help you,from planning tools to CPD, and from communities of practice to accreditation for your efforts. As always it highlights some of the wonderful tools available, but above all, it carries the insights of many colleagues, up and down the UK, who are starting to 'walk the walk'.

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BBC begins kids coding push with Bitesize and TV shows

BBC begins kids coding push with Bitesize and TV shows | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.
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Web 2.0... in under 5 mins

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Great video, a little old now I suppose but still will help understanding for newbies in this area and very entertaining to watch. There are a couple of innaccuracies which the author acknowledges & explains if you look at the youtube page.

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ScratchJr

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An iPad and junior version of the well know programming platform Scratch. The app has been designed for 5+ year olds and boosts simplified versions features of the more mature version. Children still snap programming blocks together to build amazingly creative things. Download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1&mt=8


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 30, 7:34 AM

Taking my first look at ScratchJr - think I need a 4 year old to help me. Looks like a simple to use tool for primary school level. 

faezams's curator insight, July 30, 7:56 PM

Technology curriculum- great tool for programming and developing creativity.

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Under Ten Minutes | Ed Tech help videos

Under Ten Minutes | Ed Tech help videos | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Learn how to use education technology quickly.

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This website does exactly what it says on the tin – showing teachers how to figure out the huge amounts of Web2.0 applications via videos in no less than 10 minutes.

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Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn

Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Welcome to cs4fn: the fun side of Computer Science

Welcome to the fun side of computer science! Explore how computer science is also about people, solving puzzles, creativity, changing the future and, most of all, having fun.

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Stacks of good CS stuff on this site, start off with their interactive guide if you're a CS newbie, download a magazine or try some activities.

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The Best Free Video Editors For Windows

The Best Free Video Editors For Windows | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Video has become an incredibly common part of everyday life. People take videos on smartphones, upload them via YouTube, and share them on Facebook. You'd think, then, that free video editors would be common, but it turns out the selection is limited for anyone not blessed with Mac OS X....

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iPads in Primary Education: Apps for Computer Science

iPads in Primary Education: Apps for Computer Science | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
iPads in Primary Edu: Apps for Computer Science http://t.co/4HmEhiR4rG by @dmandrews15 via @cordym #edapps #hourofcode #stem

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Computer Science in the National Curriculum

Computer Science in the National Curriculum

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This guide has been created for schools by Microsoft Education. It explores various aspects of computer science education including case studies of curriculum development, the competencies that CS and software development draw on, considers some of the tools available for learning to program and provides pointers to further resources to draw on in school.

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Ellie Overland's curator insight, May 27, 9:37 AM

Really useful for all teachers of computing :)

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BBC Two - Cracking the Code - Clips

BBC Two - Cracking the Code  - Clips | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Minna Kane and her team of young hackers explore the world of computer programming.
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BBC’s Cracking the Code series is a good place to get ideas for the classroom and brush up on your subject knowledge ready for the new computing curriculum. A range of clips all approx 5 - 8 mins long covering topics such as programming a robotic toy car, creating a simple automated driving simulator, creating visual effects and creating interactive 'App Toys'.

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Ba Ba Dum: Free online fun learning language website

Ba Ba Dum: Free online fun learning language website | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Play and learn. 1500 words, 10 languages, 5 games.
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Ba Ba Dum is a fun language learning website that contains 1,500 words and 5 games to help students learn any one of 10 languages. Games include multiple choice, listening activities and spelling questions.

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