Over the past two Wednesdays we have finally been able to start up our programming club.
We only have enough room for a few students at the moment, but we will review at Easter.
The Raspberry Pi’s have been fantastic, they have really made difference. Our students have really enjoyed setting them up and connecting everything together. It has a old school feel about it. Its exciting and really engaging.
We have been using projectors, but I finally have some monitors. In the club we will use a combination of the both.
This week was the first time we got down and did some programming. Hence the photo at the top of this post! We are going to be using Python (of course!) as the language of choice.
It is only January and I am already thinking about next year. The job of a Head of ICT is never done! 😉
However, before I think about new projects for next year I want to release version 1.1 of Mr Britland’s ICT Curriculum. I am aim to have this done by February. The plan is to add the following:
Computer (Digital) Science
Keep an eye on my blog for the new update.
So? What about next year? Well…at the moment as an initial thought I would like to add a new project. This will be on Computer Networks.
At the moment I teach my year 8 students about computer hardware, key British Computer Scientists and touch upon the four generations of computers. Next year I would like to deliver this to Year 7 and teach Computer Networks to Year 8.
Next blog post coming soon with some more ideas for next year.
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.
This project builds on a the 1st Kodu project (year 7/1st year) which will be posted soon. In the first project, students find their feet with Kodu. In this project they have to decide a genre for their game and fully plan it.