Back to School–Back to Computer Science

mappingdocumentMany schools are getting ready to start back and they will be thinking about some of the changes mentioned in the new national curriculum.

During my summer I decided to create a mapping document and I also made some bonus lessons which fit in with the curriculum. There are lessons on algorithms, data structures, data types and many more.  I have also updated all of the video tutorials so that they match the slightly modified user interface. This should make things easier to follow.

I had been asked on a number of occasions about how Touch Develop links in with the new national curriculum. Many people found it difficult to see how it could fit in. The mapping document has been converted to a PDF, however I have made it interactive so that you may click on a link and it will load. All of the video tutorials are linked directly to the YouTube video and you’re welcome to download them for use in your lessons. You can use something like “KeepVid” for this if you wish. I have only included a few of the PowerPoints in the mapping the document. The other PowerPoints on the scheme of work help set the scene and link lessons together while teaching the students various skills.

Click below for the scheme of work Click below for the tutorial videos
Lesson1SOW video

Old Curriculum Levels – Some of us are going to be using old national curriculum levels until there is more guidance by the Government. I will be producing a levelling grid for help with this during next week. If you have any questions then drop me an email at chambers_r@ucc.rutland.sch.uk

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About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.
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