iCompute Finalist in two Bett Awards 2015

iCompute shortlisted for two BETT 2015 Awards

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iCompute finalists for two BETT Awards – 2015

iCompute, the digital computing scheme of work for primary schools, is proud to announce being shortlisted for the ‘Primary Digital Content’ and ‘Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource’ BETT Awards 2015 for its whole-school and iPad computing scheme of work.

The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike with a clear focus on what works in the classroom. Each year, the awards endeavour to recognise, reward and promote this excellence.

iCompute is a digital whole-school primary computing scheme of work fully matched to the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Designed and authored by a computer scientist and primary computer science master teacher, it provides step-by-step lesson plans and all the materials schools needs to teach primary computing creatively and with confidence from Year 1 to Year 6.  Maximising the use of free software and tools, iCompute has been specifically designed to teach the teacher, as well as the pupils, with innovative and engaging activities that use the very latest tools and technologies.

Liane O’Kane, founder and author of iCompute comments: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted again for two, much coveted, Bett awards which are considered to be the most esteemed accolade in the industry. We recognised, in advance of the new National Curriculum, that teaching computing would prove a challenge for many schools as the vast majority of primary teachers have never been trained to teach it. We developed our scheme, the first in the UK, specifically for non-specialist teachers and we are delighted that it has resulted in schools now feeling more confident about teaching computing in creative, engaging and challenging ways.  We are proud that as finalists in two categories, our expertise and innovation in computing teaching and learning has been recognised and we thank all of the teachers – and pupils – who have provided valuable feedback which helped us achieve this.”

The winners of this year’s Bett Awards will be announced at the annual dinner, this year hosted by Josh Widdecombe, at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

For more information on iCompute for Primary Schools, please visit www.icompute-uk.com

About Liane O'Kane

Liane is a Computer Scientist (BSc (Hons)), Software Engineer & author of iCompute for Primary Schools which supports schools with schemes of work for teaching computing in the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. ERA Awards Finalist 2016-2019, BETT Awards 2014-2018. Featured on BBC Bitesize for Primary Computing and The Hour of Code (code.org)
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