Ian Livingstone, Digital Schoolhouse Ambassador, Vice-Chair of Ukie and overall Gaming Legend launches our new Talking Digital video series.
Computing is fun and learning through play is a great way to both teach and learn computing. Therefore, we have begun to extract and separately document some of the standalone activities that have been working so well in our workshops. Each activity is designed to be a short, fun and unplugged way to introduce an important computing concept (or two).
Suitable for almost all age groups, the sky is the limit with the range of possibilities for our extendable play based activities.
This is a computing lesson with a difference. This cross-curricular workshop developed with 3Doodler involves no programming, but covers every strand of the Computational Thinking Framework and allows pupils to accelerate and work towards Key Stage 3 strands in the Programmes of Study. The new Design & Technology Programmes of Study are also partially covered at both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
This workshop has been produced in collaboration with Code Kingdoms and aims to deliver computational thinking and computing concepts through the Code Kingdoms game environment. The game runs best on Google Chrome, although it also works with Internet Explorer 9 and above; further information can be found on their website.
Surprise Stories brings together the programmes of study for English and Computing in a way that is sure to leave the class giggling. The workshop inspires and encourages creativity and brings together creative writing along with key programming concepts.