Starting from Scratch

Teaching computing in schools is a hot topic right now. And one of the ideas under debate is whether children should begin to learn computer science in Primary schools, so that they grow up with an ability to use code creatively rather than just passively consume computer programs made by others. Have a look at […]

Plan-Write-Publish digitally

I’d like to think about how the process of creating digital products such as e-stories, slideshows, presentations and multimedia posters compares to the writing process, and how we can combine tools and software to make this engaging and meaningful for children. The skill of capturing thoughts on paper is something that children need to practise […]

Reframing and rebooting the ICT curriculum

This year has seen a real shake up in ICT teaching. In January, at the BETT education show, we heard Michael Gove state that children are ‘bored out of their minds’ by a ‘demotivating’ and ‘dull’ ICT curriculum. He may have been focusing on secondary students, but the Primary curriculum has also hardly changed since […]

Welcome!

Welcome to Helen’s blog. I plan to use this as a place to share some of my favourite resources and hope that you’ll find something you can use in your practice, whether you are just starting out with ICT in the classroom or if you’re looking to try something new. I’ll start by looking at […]