Author: Mr Dale

Messenger Kids

  Facebook has brought out a safe app that is aimed at the under 13s and allows them to use a Facebook like environment in a safer and controlled way Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for children...

Advent Calenders

These are 2 examples of Advent calendars created in Scratch by Y6 pupils Sienna-Rose and Dylon at St Columbas Catholic Primary School. You can see more here Also try  our Code Club Christmas Chat bots here  

Hour of Code 4-9 December 2017

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2017 Computer Science Education Week will be December 4-10, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of...

Seesaw

We have recently started using Seesaw with KS2 pupils in a Bradford 2 form entry school Seesaw is a free multimedia journal that allows pupils to showcase what they’re learning at school. Throughout the school year, Seesaw builds an organised, digital portfolio of...

Social Media and Violence

Social media now plays a central role in the lives of young people in the UK, with the vast majority of teenagers using smartphones and tablets to access online platforms throughout their waking hours. The integration of social media into the daily lives...

Get to grips with the BBC micro:bit

The micro:bit is small computer that costs just £11 and is an educational and creative tool to inspire a new generation of young people. It can be used across the curriculum, not just in STEM subjects. It can help give young people the...

Growing Up Digital

This is a new report from the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, that has a lot of material that will be interesting to educators including: One third of internet users are under 18 3-4 year olds spend 8 hours a week online 11-18 year...