SUMMER’S HERE! The longest break of the year provides a great chance for primary school teachers to enjoy a well-earned rest. http://goo.gl/odjS0w
In today’s world, this invariably means a bit of light e-reading, catching up with friends on social networks, maybe a spot of online shopping.
It’s taken less than a generation for the vast majority of us to become regular tech users.
However, the next generation need to be truly tech literate. Primary school pupils are already using tech everyday. But, before they leave school they need to know how tech actually works. Because tech is shaping the modern world.
The government has already made their commitment to tech literacy clear – placing it on equal footing with core subjects like English and maths.
This is why it’s important that primary schools are inspiring young people to really get to grips with tech. In turn, primary school teachers need to feel confident in their ability to teach tech literacy.
Computing at School (CAS) operates an initiative called ‘Barefoot’ aimed at helping primary teachers (and pupils) get to grips with tech literacy.
This challenge inspired us to create CAS Barefoot’s Big Digital Summer School.
CAS Barefoot’s Big Digital Summer School is packed full of resources to help primary school teachers like you deliver Barefoot’s easy-to-teach and fun-to-do activities. And what’s more it’s FREE to use!
Supported by BT and the CAS movement of expert computer scientists and passionate educators – these resources represent the perfect blend of innovative digital content, and exciting activities loved by pupils.
Our Summer School provides six engaging, easy-to-deliver ‘Barefoot Bytes’ that will help you help your pupils become tech literate, and give an insight into the great resources, advice and workshops that are available.
The really great thing is that the computational thinking concepts we include are relevant right across the curriculum. So learning them will also give your pupils fresh insights into English, maths and science – alongside boosting their understanding of, and love for, all things tech!
Downloading the Bytes during the summer break will give you even more confidence of your ability to teach tech literacy lessons from the beginning of the new term in September.
Daunted? Don’t be. We run FREE workshops and volunteer-led programmes throughout the year to help make teaching tech literacy as easy as switching on a computer.
Click on the link below for more info on the CAS Barefoot programme. You can also download our bytes and find out more about our free teacher workshops. http://goo.gl/odjS0w