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Teaching Computing Unplugged In Primary Schools

Author : Helen Caldwell
ISBN : 9781473988224
Genre : Education
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Teaching primary computing without computers? The Computing curriculum is a challenge for primary school teachers. The realities of primary school resources mean limited access to computer hardware. But computing is about more than computers. Important aspects of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science can be taught without any hardware. Children can learn to analyse problems and computational terms and apply computational thinking to solve problems without turning on a computer. This book shows you how you can teach computing through ‘unplugged’ activities. It provides lesson examples and everyday activities to help teachers and pupils explore computing concepts in a concrete way, accelerating their understanding and grasp of key ideas such as abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. The unplugged approach is physical and collaborative, using kinaesthetic learning to help make computing concepts more meaningful and memorable. This book will help you to elevate your teaching, and your children's learning of computing beyond the available hardware. It focuses on the building blocks of understanding required for computation thinking.

Lessons In Teaching Computing In Primary Schools

Author : James Bird
ISBN : 9781526412461
Genre : Education
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Whether you are currently teaching or training to teach the primary computing curriculum, you need to know what effective teaching of computing in primary schools actually looks like. Written for non specialists and trainees, this book uses exemplar primary computing lessons as a starting point for developing subject knowledge. It explores the theory behind them, how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools. It's a unique but tried and tested approach to developing subject knowledge alongside your teaching practice. The exemplar lesson plans will inspire you to plan and teach lessons that motivate and engage children to see the opportunities that computing can offer and to understand how computing fits in with their daily learning and lives. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updated throughout and includes information on new apps and other resources for teaching and a brand new chapter on teaching with tablets in the primary classroom. This book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series and includes additional online resources.

Creating The Coding Generation In Primary Schools

Author : Steve Humble
ISBN : 9781134797882
Genre : Education
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Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools sets out the what, why and how of coding. Written by industry innovators and experts, it shows how you can bring the world of coding to your primary school practice. It is packed with a range of inspirational ideas for the cross-curricular teaching of coding, from demystifying algebra in maths, to teaching music, to designing digital storytelling, as well as an insight into the global movement of free coding clubs for young people such as CoderDojo and Girls Learning Code. Key topics explored include: what we mean by ‘coding’ understanding and teaching computational thinking building pupils’ passion for and confidence with technologies artificial intelligence systems how gender impacts on coding STEM learning and Computer Science using Minecraft to improve pupil engagement fun projects using a Raspberry Pi. Designed to be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas and advice, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools offers all teachers a deeper knowledge and understanding of coding that will help them support and inspire the coding generation. It is cool to code!

Teaching With Tablets

Author : Helen Caldwell
ISBN : 9781473918726
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The presence of handheld technologies in the classroom isn't enough - you need to know how to use them to enhance teaching and transform learning. As more and more primary schools acquire devices such as iPads and tablets, it is becoming clear that adding them as a classroom resource is not enough. Teachers and trainees need strategies to integrate these into existing learning contexts in a meaningful way. Without this, these fantastic resources lose their value. This book helps teachers to make the most of these devices in the primary classroom. It offers guidance on: how to use tablets to devise meaningful learning activities embed them in genuine curriculum contexts, drawing upon case studies from existing practice It is written for non-specialists and explains technical terms in an accessible, practical way. Each chapter begins with a case study contributed by a teacher using tablets in schools. Real life examples and comments like this give the text a truly practical focus. Check out the book's Pinterest board which includes the apps mentioned in the book as well as a handy infographic for a snapshot guide on starting off your tablet teaching journey. A note from the authors The use of technology in schools continues to evolve rapidly as new devices and tools become available, and the adoption of mobile devices such as iPads and tablets has been a particularly exciting development in recent years. The benefits offered by these technologies, such as their portability, connectivity, accessibility and range of media, present new challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. As the take up of tablets gathers pace in our schools there is a need for advice on the best approaches and apps to help achieve successful learning outcomes. Teachers need to find meaningful ways to integrate the devices into their own practice and to evaluate which of the many thousands of educational apps might be appropriate for their pupils. This book considers how iPads and tablets can be used to enhance teaching and learning in primary schools. It is especially relevant in the light of the computing curriculum, which puts a new emphasis on children as makers and creators of digital content. Across other curriculum subjects too, the introduction of mobile devices that can be quickly and reliably accessed has precipitated a shift in practice. For example, they have enabled teachers and children to spontaneously pursue lines of inquiry, to connect, collaborate and publish in many different ways, and to use their digital skills to enhance their exploration of the physical world outside the classroom. With these opportunities in mind, we offer anecdotes from the classroom and examples of how tablets might be embedded within current pedagogy and practice as a natural learning tool. Each chapter combines a practical case study with discussion of related pedagogy, and recommends apps to support a personalised, inclusive and active approach to teaching and learning.

The Power Of Computational Thinking

Author : Paul Curzon
ISBN : 9781786341860
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From the team behind Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn), The Power of Computational Thinking shows that learning to think can be fascinating fun. Can you become a computational thinker?Can machines have brains?Do computers really see and understand the world?Can games help us to study nature, save lives and design the future?Can you use computational thinking in your everyday activities? Yes, and this book shows you how. Computational thinking has changed the way we all live, work and play. It has changed the way science is done too; won wars, created whole new industries and saved lives. It is at the heart of computer programming and is a powerful approach to problem solving, with or without computers. It is so important that many countries now require that primary school children learn the skills. Professors Paul Curzon and Peter McOwan of Queen Mary University of London have written a unique and enjoyable introduction. They describe the elements of computational thinking — such as algorithmic thinking, decomposition, abstraction and pattern matching — in an entertaining and accessible way, using magic tricks, games and puzzles, as well as through real and challenging problems that computer scientists work on. This book gives you a head start in learning the skills needed for coding, and will improve your real life problem solving skills. It will help you design and evaluate new technologies, as well as understand both your own brain and the digital world in a deeper way. Request Inspection Copy

Technology For Send In Primary Schools

Author : Helen Caldwell
ISBN : 9781526417886
Genre : Education
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With so many new education technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do teachers ensure they select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How can you make sure new technologies are integrated into every day teaching? This new text supports trainee and beginning teachers to harness the power of technology to make their classrooms truly inclusive. It helps you make informed selections of new technology and resources and make them work for everyone in your classroom. Along with clear guidance on how to implement an inclusive approach to the use of technology across a broad range of needs and curriculum themes, linking practical examples with discussion of pedagogical considerations this practical book: · focuses on cutting edge technologies; · supports teachers to develop the knowledge and skills they need; · offers advice on how to assess individual learning and communication needs; · develops an understanding of the pedagogy needed to embed inclusive technology within whole class teaching.

12th Workshop In Primary And Secondary Computing Education

Author : Barendsen Erik
ISBN : 1450354289
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12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education Nov 08, 2017-Nov 10, 2017 Nijmegen, Netherlands. You can view more information about this proceeding and all of ACM�s other published conference proceedings from the ACM Digital Library: http://www.acm.org/dl.

Guide To Teaching Computer Science

Author : Orit Hazzan
ISBN : 9781447166306
Genre : Education
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This textbook presents both a conceptual framework and detailed implementation guidelines for computer science (CS) teaching. Updated with the latest teaching approaches and trends, and expanded with new learning activities, the content of this new edition is clearly written and structured to be applicable to all levels of CS education and for any teaching organization. Features: provides 110 detailed learning activities; reviews curriculum and cross-curriculum topics in CS; explores the benefits of CS education research; describes strategies for cultivating problem-solving skills, for assessing learning processes, and for dealing with pupils’ misunderstandings; proposes active-learning-based classroom teaching methods, including lab-based teaching; discusses various types of questions that a CS instructor or trainer can use for a range of teaching situations; investigates thoroughly issues of lesson planning and course design; examines the first field teaching experiences gained by CS teachers.

Primary Computing In Action

Author : Yasemin Allsop
ISBN : 1909717509
Genre : Education
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Presenting practical ideas that support teachers and trainees with the planning, implementation and assessment of the Computing Curriculum for primary-aged pupils. This grounded new book demonstrates how freely available apps and web-based applications, programmes for PCs and Macs, can be used creatively to design innovative and engaging activities for students up to 11 years-of-age. It covers all aspects of the curriculum, including computer science, digital literacy and information technology, and includes both plugged and unplugged activities. "This book is an essential resource for anyone who wants to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the entry of computing into the National Curriculum and is looking for support to meet the challenges this represents." Sue Pope, Associate Head of Department, Primary Teacher Education, Manchester Metropolitan University About the authors Yasemin Allsop worked as an ICT Coordinator in primary schools in London for almost 10 years, and is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing and ICT. She has an MA ICT in Education from the London Knowledge Lab, University of London and is also a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focus is children's thinking and learning when designing digital games. Ben Sedman is an ICT and D&T lecturer, Cohort Leader, Erasmus and International Coordinator at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has a Masters in Education and is involved in a three year European funded research project developing primary engineering with ten European partners.

Improving K 12 Stem Education Outcomes Through Technological Integration

Author : Urban, Michael J.
ISBN : 9781466696174
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The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital technologies at the elementary and secondary levels helps to enrich the students’ learning experience and maximize competency in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Improving K-12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration focuses on current research surrounding the effectiveness, performance, and benefits of incorporating various technological tools within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms. Focusing on evidence-based approaches and current educational innovations, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, teacher educators, and professionals interested in how emerging technologies are benefiting teaching and/or learning efficacy.

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