Jun 6 2019
Mar 7 2019
Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas Number 03: CyberFirst Education Pack by NCSC Cyber Schools Hub and Emma Williams
This is the third blogpost in a series for the Facebook group Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas. Thank you to Emma Williams for this resource:
This unit of work is an introduction to Cyber Security. The NCSC kindly provided the materials for the Cyber Adventurers course and I adapted in order to facilitate learning in schools. These resources were produced as part of the NCSC Cyber Schools Hub – details here https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/uks-first-cyber-schools-hubs-announced
It is designed to showcase the varied roles and jobs that exist in the field. The course is designed for 11-14 year olds and can be delivered at any point in key stage 3. It can be run in a Cyber club or as a teaching unit at key stage 3.
The lesson plans are designed to include practical tasks. There is a unit assessment that has been developed in line with the Computing pathways framework which can be adapted to suit a schools. The lessons can be delivered as stand-alone lessons if required.
Jan 31 2019
This is the second blogpost in a series for the Facebook group Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas.
Thanks to everyone who joined in to discuss PRIMM ideas. I am also indebted to last year’s CAS North East to be able to listen to Duncan introduce Cisco packet tracer:
My Y12s have worked through both courses and I am able to suggest how I will be splitting up the content for Key Stages 3,4 and 5 in the future.
If you are reading this as part of the Facebook post, I am very pleased to inform you that Duncan has joined the group, and I am sure will be able to answer any questions in the next couple of weeks. if he is reading this, then I would like to thank him for all his efforts in providing a great resource and saving me a great deal of time.
Jan 17 2019
This is the first blogpost in a series for the facebook group Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas.
You will have heard of flipped classrooms and I would suggest that in some ways, PRIMM is a flipped version of the usual approach to learning programming. Rather than starting with a blank page and the ubiquitous “Hello World”, Sue has merged several learning programming methodologies to provide a very accessible and rewarding approach for all students starting on their text based programming journey. At Lady Lumley’s School, we have combined it with the web based trinket.io to provide an easily accessed and structured series of lessons that our students are really enjoying. My main message is that all students make progress over time and our key target audience at KS3 of students considering computer science GSCE (GCSE Wannabees) are getting challenge and stretch too…