If you are a primary trainee or practising teacher you will be learning to teach the new computing curriculum. As well as subject knowledge, you need to know what effective teaching of computing in primary schools actually looks like. Where can you find quality exemplar lessons to learn from? This book provides them. Written by ITT tutors, it offers exemplar lessons alongside detailed exploration of what makes them good, and the theory behind them. The text encourages you to consider the teaching of computing critically and to envisage how you can shape lessons for your own teaching. Includes contributions from Mark Dorling, Sway Grantham, Adam Scribbans and Alison Witts. For more details about the contributors, go to www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching This book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series...A series that takes exemplar lessons as a starting point for developing subject knowledge and exploring the theory behind them. The lessons can be adapted to suit different year groups and schools.
* Tried and tested in the classroom * Supported by pedagogy and theory * In line with the new Primary Curriculum and Teaching Standards The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources to support classroom teaching including, tips, lesson starters, videos and handy Pinterest boards. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching
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.
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
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