Barefoot ICT. Free home school resources (no computer needed!)

BarefootComputing.org is an excellent resource that provides free support to schools, teachers and parents for online safety and National Curriculum Computing work.

They have recently launched some new resources to support parents at home. The resources are mainly focused around Computational Thinking which involves problem solving, tinkering and perseverance.

Visit www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning to find out more.
With just one click (and no need for logins), parents/carers can continue to build their child’s computing skills in an enjoyable and accessible way – through popular lessons made into easy activities, fun ‘mini missions’ and interactive online games!

Barefoot’s Mini missions section looks at linking algorithms with activities around the home

To get your pupils debugging, persevering and creating at home with their families please share our page far and wide; through your school websites, blogs, social media and your own individual networks.

Find out more about computational thinking / Downloads

BBC Bitesize on computational thinking

Thinking Myself: materials on computational thinking

Google for Education’s computational-thinking micro-site

Computational Thinking in Primary Schools Scratch guide to computational thinking

Computer Science Teachers Association: computational-thinking resources

Published by Mr K Education

Tom Konsek is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Primary school teacher in the East Midlands, UK. He shares his innovative ideas about curriculum and technology via his blog.

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