Here Be Dragons!                Teaching Interdisciplinary ICT and Computing with                   Treasure Maps, Superhe...
Kate Farrell, Teacher of ComputingCastlebrae Community High School                     @Digitalkatie
Kate Farrell,Chair of Computing At School Scotland
Castlebrae Community High School Secondary school in Edinburgh 156 pupils 34% pupils claim free school meals 65-70% en...
2010 - 2011Period     1        2         3        4        5        6        7 Mon     German   Maths     English   PSE   ...
2011 - 2012Period     1        2         3        4        5        6        7 Mon     German   Maths     English   PSE   ...
How to teachCS and ICT Outcomes?
ICT Outcomes TCH 2-03a / 3-03a Learn new software TCH 2-03b Searching skills TCH 2-04a Use computer technology TCH 3-0...
Computing Science Outcomes TCH 2-08a / 3-08a Be safe online TCH 3-08b Build a digital solution with  multimedia to commu...
The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
Stop! Motion Animation
Stop! Motion Animation
Stop! Motion Animation
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
Search for the Hero Inside            My super hero she has died red                   hair like blood.            Pink co...
Search for the Hero Inside            His hair is as black as the night sky         His eye mask is blue as the Scottish f...
Internet Safety
Presentations
Eco-homes
Game Controller Design
Game Controller Design
Progression at Castlebrae National Certificates (NCs) in:    Digital Media Computing    Computer Games Development Nat...
What isComputing?
It’s more than just Facebook…
Computers are not magic!
Computational Thinking
Give Computing time
Positive Destinations
We need more women in Computing!
Contact me kate@katefarrell.co.uk www.twitter.com/digitalkatie
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  • Computing isn’t IT IT is a critical skill that we all need – Computing is the more critical science underlying IT that most people probably don’t understand. Common analogy of knowing how to a car works, not just how to drive it Astronomy isn’t “how to use a telescope” Fluency in French isn’t buying a dictionary Word processing, use of databases and spreadsheets are all essential skills. But how do these programs work? Can they be improved? Could you create your own?
  • Common misconception – on computer all the time so must be good at it Using social media does not give you mastery of the machine Computer use does not signify understanding
  • It’s not unicorns and rainbows! Computers are deterministic : they do what you tell them to do. Computers are precise : they do exactly what you tell them to do. Computers can therefore be understood ; they are just machines with logical working.
  • Computing and programming gives young people incredibly useful transferable skills seeing a problem and its solution at many levels of detail ( abstraction ) thinking about tasks as a series of steps ( algorithms ) understanding that solving a large problem will involve breaking it down into a set of smaller problems ( decomposition ) appreciating that a new problem is likely to be related to other problems the learner has already solved ( pattern recognition ) realising that a solution to a problem may be made to solve a whole range of related problems ( generalisation ).
  • Generally smallest allocation of time amongst all school subjects Do your pupils have enough time to cover the Computing outcomes and experiences meaningfully as well as the ICT outcomes? Yesterday English Department for Education announced Computing is to be the fourth Science How much could your pupils achieve and learn if they had the same time in Computing as they did in other sciences? Think of all the incredible and engaging classwork your Computing teachers could do if they didn’t have to spend 5 minutes at the start of each lesson recapping what was done in the single 45 minute lesson last week.
  • Scottish IT industry has a skills shortage Companies like Cisco, IBM and Oracle are trying to recruit more woman and young people Two-thirds of Scottish IT businesses are planning to take on staff 40,000 technology recruits will be needed within the next five years Polly Purvis, executive ­director of ScotlandIS, said the industry is “crying out for talent” despite stubbornly high levels of unemployment across the country. “ Although technology is completely integrated with all aspects of our lives, the image of the sector is one-dimensional and totally underestimates the job options available for bright young people and women,” Purvis said.  “ Talented individuals are ­often steered to more traditional sectors, but with areas like law and teaching with more candidates than vacancies, we would urge them to consider technology as a very attractive career option.” Linda O’Donoghue, site ­director at IBM in Greenock, said the variety of opportunities available in technology was often “underestimated and misunderstood”. She said: “We have many employees whose core skills span a range of disciplines and are in many cases also complemented with a language rather than very technical specialist skills.”
  • Only 24% of pupils gaining a pass at Higher Computing and 14 % at Advanced Higher were female Knock on effect to university and industry Women account for less than one in five of the country’s IT professionals,  Need to be addressed in Primary school – by Secondary the damage is done
  • Here be dragons!

    1. 1. Here Be Dragons! Teaching Interdisciplinary ICT and Computing with Treasure Maps, Superheroes and Monsters… …and why it’s important!Image ©SeanKane.com
    2. 2. Kate Farrell, Teacher of ComputingCastlebrae Community High School @Digitalkatie
    3. 3. Kate Farrell,Chair of Computing At School Scotland
    4. 4. Castlebrae Community High School Secondary school in Edinburgh 156 pupils 34% pupils claim free school meals 65-70% entitled to claim free school meals 45% pupils have additional support needs 35% of pupils in bottom 20% of population for numeracy and literacy 50% of S1 pupils in bottom 20% of population for numeracy and literacy
    5. 5. 2010 - 2011Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mon German Maths English PSE CDT CDT ArtTues Science German PE PE Music Maths EnglishWed Art PSE ICT Maths English RMPE MusicThurs SS English German PE HE HE Maths SS Fri RMPE Science Science
    6. 6. 2011 - 2012Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mon German Maths English PSE CDT CDT ArtTues Science German PE PE Music Maths EnglishWed Art PSE SS Maths English RMPE MusicThurs SS English German PE HE HE Maths Fri RMPE Science Science SS
    7. 7. How to teachCS and ICT Outcomes?
    8. 8. ICT Outcomes TCH 2-03a / 3-03a Learn new software TCH 2-03b Searching skills TCH 2-04a Use computer technology TCH 3-04a Use ICT skills in different ways TCH 2-04b Be creative with digital media
    9. 9. Computing Science Outcomes TCH 2-08a / 3-08a Be safe online TCH 3-08b Build a digital solution with multimedia to communicate TCH 3-08c Computer hardware TCH 2-09a Design a game with control technology or interactive multimedia TCH 3-09a Make a game or animation
    10. 10. The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
    11. 11. The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
    12. 12. The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
    13. 13. The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
    14. 14. The Great Map BasedInteractive Story Caper
    15. 15. Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
    16. 16. Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
    17. 17. Formula Maths:a race to knowledge
    18. 18. Stop! Motion Animation
    19. 19. Stop! Motion Animation
    20. 20. Stop! Motion Animation
    21. 21. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    22. 22. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    23. 23. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    24. 24. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    25. 25. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    26. 26. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    27. 27. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    28. 28. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    29. 29. Paper Creations:Cardboard in Disguise
    30. 30. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    31. 31. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    32. 32. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    33. 33. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    34. 34. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    35. 35. The Amazing Make-a-BookBookmaking Extravaganza
    36. 36. Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
    37. 37. Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
    38. 38. Fantastic Foreign Quiz Game
    39. 39. Search for the Hero Inside My super hero she has died red hair like blood. Pink costume like strawberry milk shake. On my costume I have a white love hart and I have a pink mask.
    40. 40. Search for the Hero Inside His hair is as black as the night sky His eye mask is blue as the Scottish flag. His body is blue and white like the Scottish flag He is tall as a goalkeeper. His bottoms are white and blue same as his boots like the sky . He is very muscular like a body-builder. He has a logo like a flying eagle on his chest.
    41. 41. Internet Safety
    42. 42. Presentations
    43. 43. Eco-homes
    44. 44. Game Controller Design
    45. 45. Game Controller Design
    46. 46. Progression at Castlebrae National Certificates (NCs) in:  Digital Media Computing  Computer Games Development National Progress Awards (NPAs) in:  Computer Games Development  Digital Media Animation  Digital Media Editing  Web Design Fundamentals
    47. 47. What isComputing?
    48. 48. It’s more than just Facebook…
    49. 49. Computers are not magic!
    50. 50. Computational Thinking
    51. 51. Give Computing time
    52. 52. Positive Destinations
    53. 53. We need more women in Computing!
    54. 54. Contact me kate@katefarrell.co.uk www.twitter.com/digitalkatie

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