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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 :-)

 

Check out my two other SCOOPs....

Animation: http://www.scoop.it/t/talkprimaryanimation

Comics for Kids: http://www.scoop.it/t/comicsforkids

 

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Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome!

Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome! | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world. Sign up for free and get started!
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An easy to use free tool for assessment or self directed study. Relies on students having access to a digital device.
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Google Arts & Culture

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Discover stories from around the world.....

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I'm not sure how this has passed me by but I came across it today and it is a fantastic resource. Information, maps, images, 360 views, streetview, collections, videos - all beautifully presented as we have come to expect from Google. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. App version available too.
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Virtuali-Tee | augmented reality human body Tshirt

Virtuali-Tee | augmented reality human body Tshirt | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Introducing the Virtuali-Tee with Augmented and Virtual Reality modes, it's the ultimate way to learn about the body. Just use the free app and watch as human insides become larger than life.

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Give a new lease of life to that dusty old plastic skeleton you bring out the resource cupboard every year to teach the human body.....
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Exploring Right Angles new planning | code-it

Exploring Right Angles new planning | code-it | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
New planning: a project designed for 7-9 year olds who understand what a right angle is. I have written the module to draw out the problem solving as well as the computational thinking.
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This project is written by Phil Bagge who kindly shares much of his work on primary computing for free via his website code-it.co.uk
Here's his intro to this new planning: "For the last few months I have been feeling my way towards incorporating greater depth of problem solving within my programming modules. On top of computational thinking and doing I have been trying to help pupils cope with complexity, ambiguity, open ended problems etc. This has worked really well and has added a richness to my teaching and pupils learning."
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10 Best YouTube Channels About 3D Printing | All3DP

10 Best YouTube Channels About 3D Printing | All3DP | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
No doubt about it, YouTube features some of the most informative and entertaining content about 3D printing on the magical electronic interwebs.

Whether you’re looking for 3D printing tutorials, tips and tricks, product reviews, cool projects, or just general goofing off, here’s a list of the best YouTube channels about 3D printing you can watch.

Please note, this list is ordered according to the number of subscribers. We’ll be updating the list with fresh additions in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.

Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

Via John Evans
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Pixar in a Box | Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box | Khan Academy | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.
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talkPrimaryICT's curator insight, October 24, 2016 6:37 AM
Pixar in A Box (or PIAB) is a collaboration between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios that focuses on real-Pixar-world applications of concepts you might usually encounter in the classroom. There’s no need to register for the course, nor a requirement to watch the lessons in order — just head to their site and start exploring!
One of the lessons is dedicated to animation.
Recommended for KS3+
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NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive

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National Geographic’s Mapmaker Interactive is a free map creation tool that doesn’t require any kind of registered account in order to make great thematic map.
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Some of the excellent tools include: measuring distances, adding placemarks, layering information, switching between base map layers. All maps created in Mapmaker Interactive can be printed. They can also be shared online.
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5 Common Classroom Blog Mistakes

5 Common Classroom Blog Mistakes | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
A classroom blog can be a powerful tool for improving communication with parents, for building a sense of community amongst your students, and for creating a record of what you and your students have learned throughout a school year. But you can only reap these benefits of classroom blogs if you maintain the blog and avoid some of the most common mistakes made in classroom blogging.
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Useful advice & simple to implement.
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E.A.K. | Erase All Kittens - learn html by playing this game

E.A.K. | Erase All Kittens - learn html by playing this game | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Erase All Kittens is an online activity that teaches HTML coding. As you play, learn how to build ledges, add boxes, and more as your friend Arka endeavors to save the missing kittens. Short demos and tips throughout the activity guide players on how to add and edit code. Erase All Kittens works best in Firefox and Chrome browsers.
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I'm addicted to this game. It is such a great way to see the relationship between the html code and the output. Highly recommended.
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Screencast-O-Matic - easy screen recording

Screencast-O-Matic - easy screen recording | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Screen and Webcam Recorder
Use our world famous recorder to record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate!
talkPrimaryICT's insight:
I downloaded and started using this in under 5 mins. It worked perfectly and I found it very easy. There are many screen casting tools out there and this is as good a place as any to start. Free tool - paid version with more features available.
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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
This teacher's guide to Twitter is designed for anyone ready to use the service or already old hat. Whatever your skill level, this should help!
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Some useful tips for newbies and seasoned tweeters e.g. for searching for fellow tweeters with similar interests etc. You can always follow me @talkprimaryict
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Choose your own adventure video example: Journey Into the Arctic

Journey Into the Arctic is an adventure in which you play an explorer on a mission to find the Northwest Passage. At the end of each video you can choose what happens next.....
talkPrimaryICT's insight:
Great example of choose your own adventure videos. Watch the first short video and then at the end you can choose what happens next. This is quite simple to create using the annotation tool in edit mode in YouTube. Have all your videos prepared and saved in your YouTube space then go in to each one and annotate with the choices and links to the next videos.
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Freddy's Fractions | Math Chimp

Freddy's Fractions | Math Chimp | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
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A fun flash game where you help a turtle to swim and collect the correct equivalent fractions.
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Plickers

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Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
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This is really quite simple to set up and works very well with my iPhone or iPad and it's free. Only the teacher needs a device, not the students they just need a 'card' each and these can be downloaded for free and printed. Depending on which way up the child has the card dictates the answer they are giving to the question being displayed on the IWB/screen.
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UK Bebras

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The Bebras cards are designed to enable pupils to develop tgheir computational thinking skills, whilst at the same time providing an introduction to more advanced computing concepts.The next Bebras challenge is: 6th - 17th November 2017

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Just received my pack of Bebras cards and can't wait to share with my student teachers. Just go to the site's home page and look top right hand side for the link to download the cards for free. Great for computing clubs or lesson starters, plenaries for all ages.
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Cubetto: A wooden robot toy for children 3-7 to learn code & computer programming

Cubetto: A wooden robot toy for children 3-7 to learn code & computer programming | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Meet Cubetto: the friendly wooden robot toy for kids aged 3-7, chosen by 20,000 parents & teachers to guide kids on coding adventures without screens.
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Is 3D printing suitable for Education?

Is 3D printing suitable for Education? | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

""3D printing IS a powerful learning tool! I have seen it now firsthand! It can empower learners as a piece of the design process by allowing them to create in a way that has never been possible before. Students can follow a process of identifying a problem, researching and designing a solution with the intention of creating a prototype or model in 3D printed form. 


 The actual print is a VERY small part of the process. When done well, the design process allows students to access learning in a very different way. Students in my school design using 123D Design and AutoCAD and they print on our 3D Printers (predominantly MakerBots) to demonstrate a physical prototype of a solution to their problem. It brings a design to life.""


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Literature Map - The Tourist Map of Literature

Literature Map - The Tourist Map of Literature | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Literature Map Helps You Find Authors You'll Like

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Finding books that children will like can be a difficult task. Literature Map is a tool that might make that process easier. Literature Map provides a web of authors you might like based on authors that you already enjoy reading. To use Literature Map just type an author's name into the search box and a webbed list of authors will be displayed. The authors' names closest to the author whose name you searched are the authors whose work you're most likely to enjoy. Try it and see!
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Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17

Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17 | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Newly revised for 16-17 The Practical Ed Tech Handbook has 30 pages of resources, ideas for using them and video tutorials for some of them.

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Lots of links to resources and ideas for using them explained clearly. Thanks to Richard for another great resource for teachers and educators.
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How To Rid Your Primary Computing Classes Of ‘Learned Helplessness’

How To Rid Your Primary Computing Classes Of ‘Learned Helplessness’ | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
Solving a computing problem for a child denies them the ability to learn key skills, says Phil Bagge. The more you do it, the more helpless and reliant they become...
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Some wise words in this post & guidance on strategies to encourage your children to be independent & confident coders. I like the 'constructive banning' idea.
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emaze - online presentation software

emaze - online presentation software | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it
emaze is the next generation of online presentation software. Select any of the professionally designed free templates to create amazing presentations.
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Another alternative online presentation tool.
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AnswerGarden - FREE feedback, opinion, brainstorming tool

AnswerGarden - FREE feedback, opinion, brainstorming tool | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Plant a Question, Grow Answers.

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud! Feel free to use AnswerGarden for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.


talkPrimaryICT's insight:
This is a great tool to encourage collaboration. It is easy to use and set up and there are many useful applications across the curriculum. You can create a classroom word board of key words and you can gather student opinions. You can use any internet enabled tech to access it. There are quite a few security and filtering features too. You can easily share the results and make your 'question' locally searchable.
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How to add annotations to your YouTube videos

How to add annotations to your YouTube videos.
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Really helpful video from freetech4teachers with tips on how to add annotations to your youtube videos. If you want to learn how to create some choose your own adventure story videos then watch this to learn how to add a hyperlink to you videos.
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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | talkprimaryICT | Scoop.it

Watch and read thousands of fascinating timelines, or create your own. Complete with text, video and pictures to create a dynamic timeline mashup.
Using myHistro, you can combine maps and timelines seamlessly into one great presentation, convert any public timeline into a personal pdf file, or export it into Google Earth format for offline storage. All completed timelines can be embedded into your class blog, VLE and websites.

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myHistro is a free multimedia timeline creation tool. When you create a timeline on myHistro each event that you add can be simultaneously displayed on a map on the same screen. Every event that you add to your myHistro timelines can include pictures and videos. On myHistro you can build a personal timeline or build a timeline about a theme or event in history. myHistro timelines can be created online or you can use the free iOS app to create events on your timeline.
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