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.

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

Primary Teachers! Join this 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: Wednesday 8th December, 3:30 – 5pm, Sketchup and 3D Design

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.

Primary Computing Training: Free online ‘Scratch Programming’ workshop

What a great session! We had 41 in the room at one point. Thank you so much you lovely teachers for getting involved and being so interactive! Please don’t forget to sign up to get your free computing support from your local computing hub, and make sure you have the resources from the Scratch Session G Drive Folder.

Primary Teachers! Join this 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 24th November. 3:30 – 5pm, Scratch Programming Workshop

Participants need access to Scratch Online

and to download the worksheet here:

TeachMeet – free online networking and advice for Primary Computing

A date for your diary for schools that fall under the Park House Computing Hub (or beyond if you wish!), covering: Portsmouth, Gosport, Basingstoke, Newbury, Bracknell, Reading).

Wednesday September 22nd 2021: join myself and other experts for networking, advice, guidance and to share best practice in your computing curriculum.

Click here for more info: TeachMeet – Primary Computing Remote Session, hosted by Park House Computing Hub.

See you there!

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