(UPDATE: 11th July 2014)
Over the last couple of months I have been working on updating my Computing curriculum ready for release this month. This is the 3rd version and I have tried to do something slightly different with it.
Several months ago Tristan Kirkpatrick, a newly qualified Computing teacher (@Tristan_ICTCS) got in touch with me and asked if I was interested in making the curriculum open source. I jumped at the chance. Tristan began building a new website to enable the curriculum to be shared. All his hard work has resulted in something really exciting.
So…how does it work?
- Head to www.ictcomputing.org
- Download the Computing curriculum / template (Google Template)
- Use it in anyway you like
- If you make any changes (remixes), send it back to us by sharing the document with firstname.lastname@example.org. Your version of the curriculum will then be available for others to download
- Best of all is that it is free for everyone!
Head over to www.ictcomputing.org now!
A PDF version of the curriculum is available from the link below:
Mr Britland’s Open Source Computing Curriculum
I have been working very hard over the last few months producing my new Computing curriculum and it is finally ready.
Feel free to download and use this curriculum. If you use this booklet, its projects or ideas and would like to make a donation for its continuing development, please use the link provided. I would like to keep giving this document away for free so any donation would be amazing. Please click to be redirected to my donation page.
Thanks for your support.
This is now version 2 – DOWNLOAD HERE
I have added / amended the following:
- Amended strand descriptors.
- Added a new ‘How to use this Booklet’ section
- New section on what software and websites are used, including free alternatives to paid software
- Amended ‘Visual Programming: Kodu’ (Year 7)
- ‘Computer Hardware/History’ project now called ‘How a computer works/computing history’ and now includes software. It is now taught in Year 7
- Added ‘The Web: HTML5 and CSS3’ (Year 8)
- Added ‘Networks’ (Year 8)
- Added ‘Google and Algorithms’ (Year 9)
End products have changed for the following projects:
- Stay Safe Online – Online guide using Snapguide
- Visual Programming: Kodu – Screencast using Screenr
- Your Digital World – Online presentation using slide.es
- New creative projects
- How to use an iPad to teach this curriculum
If you would like some help with creating your own resources or would like me to produce any educational publications, please visit www.realiselearning.co.uk.
Have some questions about the hours you allocate for each of the projects
Essentially, the year 8 and 9 projects are about 6 lessons and year 7 will be a few more.
It is likely that not every aspect of the projects can be covered, depending on what is happening in school and how many lessons are missed. However, these can be adapted dependent on time. 🙂
A fantastic resource Matt. Have you any finished pieces of work you can share from last years version?
Thanks. I have included some in the booklet. Anything specific you were after?
How a computer works/computer history is one particular area Matt.
Wow. Great resource and loads on independence. We will no doubt be using these in 2013-2014. If we amend anything, we’ll get back in contact with the tweaks.
In the PDF, the link to Year 9 Google and Algorithms Presentation takes you to the Python presentation. Is there a separate presentation for Google and Algorithms?
Yes there is, I thought I had changed it!
The last page has links to year 9 resources, you can find the presentation there. 🙂
Sorry, just found it in the Resources Section. Thanks again