The Latest Resources Added to our Computing Scheme of Work

We are always reviewing and adding content to our Computing Scheme of Work. Sometimes it’s teaching activities, sometimes it’s teacher guides or video tutorials. Here are some of the latest updates. You’ll need to be logged in to the site before clicking the links. Please get in touch if you’d like any more information about subscriptions.

A Quick Guide to the Scheme

We’ve added a short video to show newcomers where to find all the teaching activities and resources on our site. To see the guide visit ticbradford.com and click on the Curriculum tab.

Computer Science

We’ve added teaching activities for year three where they create an animation based on the parts of a plant. There are two versions of this activity, one for Scratch Junior on iPads and one for Scratch on laptops or Chromebooks. The lessons are in the resources for CS11 and are available here.

New Animation Teaching Sequence for Year Four

There is a new series of lessons linked to year four Science work on the digestive system. Animating the Digestive System is available as one of the resources for M21 in our Media Strand. This is part of our cross curricular Media Strand where children learn to use film and animation amongst other media.

Video Tutorials

We also have new video tutorials for Ferrite, a free audio recording app which is great for spoken word recordings on iPads. There are also new video tutorials for Shadow Puppet and Pic Collage. I know these apps are pretty straightforward to use but they should be useful if you want to share them with a less confident colleague. These can be found in the Resources section

Teaching Guides

There are paper Teaching Guides which are also in the Resources section. New guides can be found in the Resources section show how to use iMovie to create instructional films, use augmented reality to add video to displays, there is a basic guide to QR codes (again, this is for less confident staff members) and superimposing images as can be seen in the example below.

We’ve also created guides for getting started and using Bandlab EDU, a free site that allows children to create music and multi track spoken word recordings on laptops and Chromebooks. These can be found by going to the Resources section, then to the Video Gallery and then to Audio.

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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