Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! This book goes much further than explaining to teachers the knowledge that the new computing curriculum requires. It is about teaching and learning, rather than simply teaching computing as an academic subject. The new computing curriculum is explored in manageable chunks and there is no "scary" language; everything is explained clearly and accessibly. You will find example lesson plans alongside every element of the curriculum as support and inspiration when planning your own lessons. It inspires an approach to teaching computing that is about creativity and encouraging learners to respond to challenges and problems using technology as a tool. Ideas for taking the lesson further, assessment and reflective questions for you are also included after each lesson. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? Table of Contents Algorithms and computational thinking in Key Stage 1/ Programming in KS1 / Manipulating digital data in KS1 / Programming in KS2 / Physical Computing in KS2 / Understanding computer networks in KS2 / Searching wisely for digital information in KS2 (Adam Scribbans) / Using technology purposefully in KS2 / Extending computing to meet individual needs in KS2 (Sway Grantham and Alison Witts) / Embedding computational thinking: moving from graphical to text-based languages (Mark Dorling) WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit ww.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schoolsshow more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 171 x 246 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • Learning Matters Ltd
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1446295893
  • 9781446295892

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This book provides subject knowledge, takes a look at effective teaching of computing in primary schools and provides high quality exemplary lessons. The lessons are accompanied by analysis of what makes them good and this useful approach gives teachers a springboard for preparing theirn own computing lessons, armed with the confidence that what they are doing really works. The book includes algorithms , programming and digital content for KS1 and programming, physical computing, networks, digital information and technology for KS2. Written by highly experienced authors, the book encourages thinking through its lesson plans, discussions and activities. -- Parents in Touchshow more

About James Bird

Helen Caldwell is the curriculum lead for Primary Computing in Teacher Education at the University of Northampton. Her teaching covers the use of technology across primary subjects, implementing the computing curriculum and assistive technologies for SEN.show more

Table of contents

Algorithms and computational thinking in Key Stage 1Programming in KS1Manipulating digital data in KS1Programming in KS2Physical Computing in KS2Understanding computer networks in KS2Searching wisely for digital information in KS2 - Adam ScribbansUsing technology purposefully in KS2Extending computing to meet individual needs in KS2 - Sway Grantham and Alison WittsEmbedding computational thinking: moving from graphical to text-based languages - Mark Dorlingshow more

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