It is essential to feel confident and in charge of what you teach, to be seen in the eyes of your students as ‘the oracle’. With this in mind and the new computing curriculum on board, Stuck Ltd have produced a Computer training and CPD CD-ROM for primary level teachers, school leaders and computing coordinators.
The CD-ROM has 60 instructional videos explaining the skills you are teaching, how to teach them using various software, and an interactive 4-module course for the new Programme of Study. Presented by industry expert Miles Berry (or perhaps from now on your ‘oracle’) this course endeavours to prepare and support teachers helping them feel confident teaching the new curriculum and in using unfamiliar software.
Being a resource for schools the CD-ROM is networkable with permanent whole school licence so modules and videos can be accessed by your teachers inside and outside of school for great flexibility.
If you would like to buy this for your school go to Rising Stars for your piece of oracle!
We live in exciting times, a technological revolution some might say. It’s evolving at such a rate that even the innovators are finding it hard to stay ahead of the game. To get ahead and beyond we need to enable the young generation of today to run forth and multiply their tech ideas. But to do that at full capacity, learning young is the key. Young minds are creative, and without obstructions the possibilities are endless.
It can be tricky keeping up with what is being taught, but as we all know is an essential part of teaching – this particular subject is ever changing around us, therefore we need to stay sharp and focus on deliberative practise within the subject. In an article by Miles Berry in Techrepublic.com he quoted Peter Norvig, Google Director of Research saying “You should challenge yourself with a task that is beyond your current ability, trying it, analysing your performance while and after doing it, and correcting any mistakes. Then repeat and repeat again”. The article was talking about how long it takes to learn how to teach coding, and has some very good points in. Norvig’s view of deliberative practise really stuck in my mind, and is most certainly worth bearing in mind when learning how to teach computing.
Oh and don’t forget to visit our Stuck for Schools website while you’re looking for resources!