Computing Science and Digital Literacy are a growing focus across Scottish education with HGIOS 4 and completely revamped E’s and O’s being published in the new year.
The global initiative the Hour of Code is coming up the week of the 5th of December so we felt this was a good time to promote the work done so far on Computing Science across the region. Within seconds any age pupils can be doing fun but valid programming activities online no matter their prior experience using systems like Code.org. There is also a new free initiative being pushed by Education Scotland called Barefoot Computing that even has lesson plans to teach Computational Thinking “unplugged” without the need of devices.
We now have a specific Computing Science and Digital Literacy Site tile on the Highland section of Glow. It has definitions of the keywords that appear in HGIOS 4 QI 3.3 – Computing Science, Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy and short starter packs with video tutorials to help any teachers do some Computing Science. In Term 4 we hope to offer a hands-on Computing Science CPD day in different areas of Highland for Primary colleagues and any interested Secondary colleagues from any subject.
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