Whole School Computing Framework and Yearly Skills Progression

Many subject leaders are now looking at tightening their coverage for their year groups to ensure National Curriculum skills are both progressive and detailed. I have worked with other Computing leaders across my network of schools to help ensure there is a clear skills coverage and progression for each year group and tried where possibleContinue reading “Whole School Computing Framework and Yearly Skills Progression”

Struggling with home schooling? What the research says about keeping motivated and effective

The EEF has identified the main barriers and issues with teaching children in a home environment: The Environment Daily Structure Technology Planning and teaching Self-regulation Using these barrier as guides, there are 5 top tips to overcome that involve: Activate (check prior learning & understanding) Explain (modelling) Practice (independent work) Reflection (be honest- what wentContinue reading “Struggling with home schooling? What the research says about keeping motivated and effective”

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 http://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning to find out more.WithContinue reading “Barefoot ICT. Free home school resources (no computer needed!)”

Research- Using technology to improve learning

It is important that whatever changes and investments we make in relation to technology in education they are backed up with credible case studies and research. Here is quick summary of 4 recommendations by the EEF’s report support the implementation of new technologies in your school. I have also added some useful contacts and furtherContinue reading “Research- Using technology to improve learning”

Be Internet Legends- Sharp Teacher and Home School eBook

The Be Internet Legends Teacher and Home School eBook provides an easy-to-follow guide that supports the Pupil Journals. This book maximises the features of an eBook uses screenshots and video tutorials to intoduce you to using the key Online safety is becoming more and more important for teachers, parents and pupils. Since the worldwide closuresContinue reading “Be Internet Legends- Sharp Teacher and Home School eBook”