Full day course 2nd June 2015: Computer Science and Digital Literacy in the Primary Curriculum


This full day course is designed to support Computing subject leaders and class teachers. Half the day will focus on computer science within the new curriculum with Jon Chippindall (@drchips_) and half the day will be spent exploring digital literacy with Lee Parkinson (@MrP_ICT). Course objectives for both sessions appear below:

The cost of the course is £160 (exc. VAT) lunch included. To book a place please email primarycomputinguk@gmail.com or call Jon on 07790036517

Date: Tuesday the 2nd of June 2015

Time: 9:00am till 4:00pm

Venue: Crumpsall Lane Primary School, M8 5SR


Computer Science with Jon Chippindall (@Drchips_)

  • Explore Computing national curriculum expectations by considering how Computing differs from ICT
  • Develop an understanding of Computational Thinking in primary schools
  • Explore how Computational Thinking fits with programming and provide practical experience of programming for KS 1&2
  • Provide ideas for teaching the computer networks element of the new Computing curriculum.


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Digital Literacy with Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP)

  • Explore how the internet can be used to raise writing standards through blogging.
  • Demonstrate a range of Web Tools to help develop writing.
  • Create a digital story using a range of iPad apps all with links to the NEW literacy curriculum.
  • Show how utilising and promoting children’s work through social media can raise standards and improve parental engagement.

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