Tag Archive: computing

Oct 19

Unboxing Gifts @RRIS

All the Digital Leaders were very excited to take delivery of some packages and couldn’t wait to find out what was inside!  They certainly weren’t disappointed as we received some amazing things for our Beebots – mats, cards, jackets, reader and microscope!  We can’t wait to give them all a go after half term.  The …

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May 05

Debugging with Blue-Bots @RRIS

This week the Digital Leaders have been supporting children in their own class with using our new Blue-Bots to write and debug algorithms.  We used cards to write the algorithm and followed the steps as the Bluebot moved to check for bugs.  We then programmed the Blue-Bots again when we found a bug.  Some children managed …

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Apr 17

Lunchtime Code Club has started @RRIS

The DL’s and Helpers were excited as our new Code Club started on Tuesday lunchtimes.  We used the website Code.org and started off at the beginning on course 1.  Everyone worked at their own speed but picked it up very quickly and were soon whizzing through the activities.  Everyone is looking forward to coming back next …

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Oct 07

Assessing computing – a #DLchat topic of conversation

Thanks to @Ingotian for hosting #DLchat and contributing this guest post about assessing computing. You can read the original post here.      We now have over 1000 individual teachers in the baseline testing Google group with more joining each day. 580 schools have made accounts on the web site and 40,000 pupils have been tested with between …

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May 03

Computing with year ones

    This morning I hosted a year 1 computing event for our local cluster schools. Two of my more confident mini digital leaders helped out. We had a great time with beebots, probots, computer games and ipad apps. We learned what an algorithm is and how it doesn’t always involve a computer. We had a lot …

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Apr 25

Teaching the teachers!

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Today we have been teaching key stage 1 and EYFS teachers about apps on the ipads and programs on the computers so they are ready for the new computing curriculum. We have been teaching them things like A.L.E.X, Daisy Dino, Toca Boca, cargo bot, Cato’s hike, Broom Broom and Charlie Chimp. Next week we will …

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