Title Teaching Computing? Try switching off your screens Media name/outlet The Guardian Teacher Network Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 1/03/17 Description Computing is now a required part of the curriculum from early years to key stage 3 and beyond. But the subject is much more than just using a computer and learning about programming: it’s a way of thinking, of understanding the world so that people can change it.
Those thinking skills can also be developed away from the computer; in fact, moving away from the screen can often help students understand the ideas without being distracted by the technology. They are more likely, as well, to be able to transfer them to new contexts.
Here are five good ways of introducing and developing computational thinking across the curriculum through engaging physical activities.
URL https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/mar/01/teaching-computing-try-switching-off-your-screens Persons Helen Caldwell, Neil Smith