Primary Computing Training: Free online ‘Scratch Programming’ workshop

Join this FREE online workshop to gain subject knowledge around teaching programming using Scratch; get to know the Scratch environment further including the use of variables, ‘make a block’, vector vs bitmap and all the latest hints and tips.

Book on via Park House Computing Hub: Wednesday 16th February, 3:30 – 5:30pm Scratch Session

Participants need access to Scratch Online

and to download the worksheet here:

Primary Computing Training: Free online ‘3D Design & CAD’ workshop

Join this FREE workshop to get some hands on experience using Sketchup, a free 3D design tool used in the DT curriculum for CAD, and in the computing curriculum to add to the variety of software pupils use.

Book on via Park House Computing Hub: Thursday 24th March, 3:30 – 5:30pm Sketchup CAD Course

To successfully participate in this training, participants need access to Sketchup. You can either use Sketchup online, or download the free version Sketchup 2017 ‘make’

About the course…

Using Computer Aided/Assisted Design (CAD) in primary schools is often overlooked. In KS2 especially, CAD usually and disappointingly results in pupils merely printing a 2D net, or creating a poster to advertise a product.

This session will reveal how true 3D product design is achievable (and free!) not just for the DT curriculum, but also to serve in background/ sprite design within Computing as well as helping to meet the requirement of pupils needing to be able to select and use a wide range of software for specific purposes.

Using Sketchup Make 2017 (free for users within education), this session will cover creating basic 3D models, annotating, creating scale models with measurements, creating 2D images of these models as multi-viewpoint plans and cross sectional diagrams.

ICT for Education Seminar

Come and be inspired! ICT Media, hosts of the market leading ICT for Education conferences are pleased to announce a series of ICT for Education seminar roadshows. Come and hear inspiring content and find out about resources available for teachers of Computing. Attendance is free but limited to a maximum of 50 delegates, so reserve your space now!

I will be speaking alongside Tig Williams and Angharad Costello; there will also be plenty of opportunity for networking (Also, there will be cake…).

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