This is a great project for The Code Club. Not only does the project celebrate the first Programmer, Ada Lovelace, it also covers literacy because the children make lists of Nouns: Adverbs and Verbs to include in their poem generator.... Continue Reading →
Brain Pop is a site you have to pay for but it has a lot of free resources including this on women in science and the fabulous Ada Lovelace! https://www.brainpop.com/technology/computerscience/adalovelace/
Nice little Video to show children what Computer Programming is.
http://www.dkfindout.com/uk/more-find-out/coding/how-do-i-start-coding/ Dorling Kindersley have just publlished a start coding page. It is especially good for primary aged children and comes with a simple explanation using blockly how coding works and why it is used. Once again it has the elegant... Continue Reading →
A school teaching video gaming? could it work? British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has formally applied to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming. Computer school, gaming school, Ian Livingstonehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29550486
Mary Coombs (1929-), computer programmer, was one of the first programmers to work on the LEO computers produced by J Lyons and Co. and the first female commercial programmer. She developed programs both for internal company use and for a... Continue Reading →
Lovely pirate map for the early years to start thinking and speaking in computational language. http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/themes/pirates/pirate-themed-programmable-robot-mat/
I like this video as it is a simple introduction to working together to code on the computer.