Get with the programme!. Simon Humphreys National Coordinator Computing At School. Computing At School. http://www.computingatschool.org.uk.
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Computing At School
The old ICT curriculum was about digital use, in terms of the games industry, it\'s like someone being able to play the video game Angry Birds, but having no idea how to make Angry Birds.
So the old ICT [curriculum] was, effectively, teaching kids how to read, but not how to write.
It\'s like a toddler being able to jump and land. He can do it without knowing any physics. But actually understanding why when you jump, you land – that\'s learning the physics. And computing is the equivalent.
Prof Paul Curzon
We are really pushing the idea that our students, if they take on computing and they do it well, will be better learners. They will be more resilient, they will develop their computational thinking and deconstruction and reconstruction skills, which will help them in lots of different subject areas.
Dr Andy Sievewright
Acton High School
The language of the new draft computing curriculum for key stage 1, which includes phrases like "understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices" and "use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs" could be intimidating for primary school teachers.
Prof Alan Mycroft
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