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Overview

The aim of this course is to support practitioners in developing the confidence, skills and understanding to creatively deliver the primary computing curriculum in the UK.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the use of the terms algorithm and computational thinking
  • Identify how computational thinking can be embedded in good primary school practice
  • Identify how to engage children in being able to write, predict and debug programs
  • Apply programming skills using a variety of software
  • Illustrate ways to help children design and write programs that accomplish specific goals including controlling or simulating physical systems
  • Identify how to help pupils develop knowledge of key computer network terms and practices and demonstrate how these can offer opportunities for collaboration and communication
  • Outline ways in which pupils can be helped to become responsible, discerning and creative users of information and communication technology
  • Plan opportunities for children to use technology to produce creative digital artefacts using a range of devices and applications

In order to participate in this course you will need to have a Google+ account. If you don't already have a Google account, you can create one for free here: https://plus.google.com/

Taught by

Helen Caldwell

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