Presentation on theme: "Farewell to ICT? Evolving ICT into Computing. Session Objectives Consider what ICT means today. Review the recent Computer Science “noise.” Look at the."— Presentation transcript:
Farewell to ICT? Evolving ICT into Computing
Session Objectives Consider what ICT means today. Review the recent Computer Science “noise.” Look at the new National Curriculum for Computing. Identify the things that stay the same. Discuss approaches to the things that are new.
What does ICT mean today?
Digital Literacy is more than one hour per week.
The rate of change is fast!
Can we keep up? Should we keep up?
The Computer Science “noise” Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made. That is just throwing away your great computing heritage.
The New Curriculum What is in a name? A step in the right direction? Where did ICT go? Too much, too soon?
What’s in a name?
A Step in the Right Direction? The way computers work hasn’t changed (and won’t, for a while)! Gives a deeper understanding of the tools we use every day. Computational (logical) Thinking helps Problem Solving. 1 0
Where did ICT go?
At Key Stage 3, pupils should be taught to: “ create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital informatio n and content with attention to design, intellectu al property and audience ” “ undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users ”
A range of devices… undertake creative projects… preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals
Computer Programming at KS3 use two or more programmi ng languages, one of which is textual
understa nd at least two key algorith ms for each of sorting and searchin g design, use and evaluate computat ional abstract ions understan d the hardware and software component s that make up networked computer systems Prescriptive Computing Content use data structu res such as tables or arrays understa nd simple Boolean logic such as AND, OR and NOT
Too Much, Too Soon? Are we ready for this?!
Discussion 1. What are we already doing in school that meets this new curriculum? 2. What objections do we have to the content of the new curriculum? 3. If we accept the new curriculum, how do we deliver it? Do we need training? Do we need resources?