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Challenging your pupils with Free Code in Discovery Education Coding

Challenging your pupils with Free Code in Discovery Education Coding

This is a guest post from Max Wainewright, a big thank you to Max for contributing to our community blog. To find out more about Max, please see his bio at the end of the blog post.   Recently I was lucky enough to hear Phil Bagge talking about teaching coding. One of the things

Computing in the Classroom – Linking on and offline

The objectives in the curriculum specify that students learn coding – coding being a language that is needed to program computers.Alongside teaching coding and the terminology that goes with it, is understanding computational thinking and how this relates to coding.The first blog post under this category of Computing in the classroom focussed purely on offline activities. Offline, sometimes called unplugged,is essential

Computing in the Classroom: Computational Thinking

What is computational thinking? In the National Curriculum, the description of the new computing curriculum includes the following: A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. All teachers will have used computational thinking in their classrooms, all of us use it in everyday life. The

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