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1 Challenges Implementing KS3 Computing Curriculum Ian Phillips @ianhabs#ISCICT 5/11/2014

2  1.Identify Best boys 2.Developing staff confidence and student problem solving is difficult when working with large classes 3.Understanding what is essential, important and nice to have 4.What are your challenges? Our Challenges

3  Best Boys and Staff  Saravanan is our first boy from Habs to represent Great Britain at an International Olympiad in Informatics and chess. Saravanan  In the first round, against the clock he scored 87% and he finished in the top 4 in the final at Cambridge.  We had little to do with this but keen to understand.  Want to inspire and support over a longer period  Embed assessment and examples in resources which share more responsibility with students. Logo ExampleLogo Example

4   Identify and support more boys to become best boys  Develop those identified through clubs and competitions to be autonomous problem solvers; supporting staff and other boys  Scaffold learning to make it easier for staff to learn alongside students during lessons with large classes  Promote Digital literacy to Develop Digital wisdom  Understand Computer science programming  Vary embedded assessment like …. Created a curriculum to

5   Digital literacy leads to digital wisdom – an ability to be creative with technology and make effective choices.  Equip pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and precision  Computing can be a challenge unless we take the time necessary to develop confidence over a longer period  Used the carrot of Chocolate and Competitions to help make change Digital Wisdom

6   Which would you choose? Y8 Logo this year

7   These boys were in Y9 and 10 when they submitted their film redial.  Click on the picture to follow the link.  They made the film because they wanted to. OOYH 2013 film competition

8   How digital systems work, are designed and programmed  Ensure that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves using technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. We mark the ability to use the technology to help them tell the story.  Inbuilt self, peer and teacher assessment and detailed understanding of progression using structured, fun and relevant activities – one third of boys taking GCSE ICT Computing Curriculum?

9   Regular formative Assessment with Turning point multiple choice, SharePoint Hands up, Lanschool for quick feedback.  Most activities have clear Mark Scheme like Y8 Premier League Model.  Most work has examples at different levels that they can’t easily copy. Assessment PointMaxYour MarkMutual MarkComment 1.Attaching to web database 1 1.Effective use of standard Spread sheet features for calculation like average and sum, 5 1.Good use of formulae to automatically update 4 1.Sensible use of layout tools to clearly present the information 5 1.Use of conditional formatting 2 1.Sensible use of graphs 3 1.Adding accurate and relevant numerical information 2 1.Use of If statement 3 1.Use of Relevant images 5 1.Overall Quality of presentation 5 1.Bonus marks for using advanced features that enhance the Model like macros and scripting using VBA. 5 Total 40 Mark Scheme >36*0 >321E >282G >203C Visit Clinic <20

10  two week timetable;  Y7 - 3 – 45 minute periods  Y8 - 4 - 45 minute periods  Y9 - 4 - 45 minute periods in 2 options and an 8 week core carousel for everyone  Computing society Monday and Friday 1:15 – 2.00 currently Logo and turtle system next Game maker.  Web design club Wednesday  Software for creativity in specific spaces with adult support Our KS3 Curriculum

11   Renamed the department last year  Use VDI and wide variety of clubs supported by staff run by boys  Senior and Junior Computing society  Interactive Tutorials  Microsoft IT Academy  Pi and HTML club  Turtle system and Touch develop Computing and ICT - CICT

12   Wanted to change the way boys saw the subject  ECDL pass 75% and average about 79% expensive and lots of boys failing.  4 years later My class 94% average whole Y9 was 89%.  Set in Y9 resulting in 32 boys in set 3 getting 100% this year and my class 14/24 100% in Module 6  Competitions to drive up creativity of work. Organised curriculum so that every holiday fun competition Chocolate and Competitions

13  Year 7 Welcome Website

14   £40 voucher at first for competitions  Extrinisic vs Intrinsic motivation - Dan Pink on TedDan Pink on Ted  Appshed exampleexample  Flash fish Flash fish  Winter wonderland  Scratch Scratch  Logo Logo  Touch Develop Touch Develop The Competitions

15  Winter Wonderland Winner

16  Winter Wonderland 2 ND

17  Flash Fish

18   More team working makes getting started easier (Nesta)  Who's the boss – Yr 9 revision in teams  Appshed in 3s with specific responsibilities  Plenty of paired programming and peer assessment - AS Computing  Logo – pairs to start  Scratch course with Karen Brennan at CAS in pairs and swap after 15 minutes Team work

19   Great year A level and GCSE and Bio  Started April 2013 - 12 months to develop  Trialling with 4 new keen staff  Working with a variety of companies and Miles and seeing what works from staff and student point of view.  Chocolate and Competitions?  Clubs scratch in Y4 & film making Y6  Open Day boys showing off Pi and Scratch KS2 at Habs this year

20   Computational thinking and programming skills takes time to develop confidence  Time needed for finding out what works and developing staff skills. Margaret Cox and her Dentists?  Cross curricular /Discrete (A level)  Moocs - University of Reading on programming hard work 90 + per week and falling behind  UEA - introduction to concepts still between 60 - 90 mins per week Developing staff takes time

21   Understand the new orders - still getting to grips with the new one. NAACE and CAS essential.  Collaborate more widely and share lessons learned  Miles Berry essentials for 30, 40 & 60 or cross curricular SOW  Shelagh Mackenzie at Herts great workHerts  Listen to kids at school  Understand what works What next for me?

22   Where / How do we find the staff, time and resources?  Is there Transferability between schools?  Next for you blogs on www.ISCICT.co.uk Miles KS2www.ISCICT.co.uk  Matt Brittland  Chris Wiggins  Loads of others e.g. Charles Crook University of Nottingham - pedagogypedagogy Any recommendations?

23   One place for feedback and post papers  Access to comment on our Blogs, Technical strategy, info and news  Post examples of good practice  Searchable Archive Papers and information ISC ICT New Website

24 Computing the New Curriculum

25 How can Technology damage you? 50% have finger pain Narrow Blood vessels Facebook Depression Concentration reduction 12.5% hearing loss 84% back Pain Only 20% get 9 hours sleep

26  Program or be programmed Papert, Mindstorms Program or ?

27 Improve assessment (neglected, analytics, formative, adaptive) Learn by Making (mending, mashing, making & the performative Upgrade practice (innovate more – analytics and adatpive design) Turn the world into a learning place (only connect, get outdoors) Make learning more social (guide on the stage, multimedia) Charles Crook University of Nottingham - pedagogy “It’s the pedagogy, stupid”


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