This short video outlines key skills that primary school teachers can develop into curriculum to help their students learn computer programming. The main point being that it is logic and thinking that make the biggest difference in programming, and that for this type of brain training you don’t even need a computer.
Practice and understanding of algorithms is the most important training for computer programming, and at primary school this can be done by creating algorithms for every day events, such as making a cake, or washing the dog.
Links in the video:
BBC UK – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/computing/
CS Unplugged – http://csunplugged.org/
A Guide for Primary Teachers
A Guide for Secondary Teachers
Computing at School – Computational Thinking – A guide for teachers
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Sound effects from Soundbible.com ~ credits at end of video
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