Computing in Primary Schools
The primary computing curriculum became statutory in September 2014 and across the country teachers and schools are having a meltdown. Here’s a new subject teachers have never been trained to teach and they have to teach children from the age of 5 how to ‘code’.
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Raspberry Pi primary
With recent reports that sales of Raspberry Pi have surpassed all expectations and reached the 2.5m mark (http://bit.ly/1iBf275), should schools be using them?
iCompute had it’s official launch earlier today in the Lake District. BBC radio came to interview Liane O’Kane who founded iCompute and talk about it can help primary school teachers with the new National Curriculum for Computing.
The interview is below.
The launch of iCompute
Cumbrian firm launches first product of its kind to support primary schools in teaching the new Primary Computing Curriculum
21st March, 2014; Lindale, Cumbria: With September’s deadline to start delivering the new Primary Computing Curriculum fast approaching, primary schools across England don’t have much time to prepare for this, now statutory, subject. Thankfully, help is at hand from a new start-up: iCompute, which provides primary schools with digital lesson plans and instant access to all the support and materials they need to teach the new curriculum from Years 1 to 6. Based in the Lake District, iCompute has been set up by Liane O’Kane who, as a computer scientist turned primary school teacher, has a unique insight into what schools need to do to teach the subject effectively.