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The BBC are getting behind the computing curriculum with support for both teachers and pupils.

Simon Humphreys

Created by Simon Humphreys
last edited Apr 06 2015 by Miles Berry

“Last October, Director-General Tony Hall said he wanted the BBC to embrace one big education project a year. In 2014 it’s World War One. I’m delighted to announce that in 2015, the BBC’s new Make it Digital initiative will shine a light on the world of digital creativity and coding. And that is exactly what we are going to do. But because there’s so much to highlight we thought we’d start early, so at the start of the new school year for most, we are giving a taste of what we have planned.” (BBC Blogs)

  • Make it Digital portal for all the BBC’s activities in this project.
  • New Bitesize guides - to support the new Computing curriculum that is being introduced in England. The content supports both primary and secondary school pupils as well as their teachers and parents.
  • At Primary level, : more than 40 new guides covering all aspects of computing. For instance, at key stage 1, content to help teachers and parents explain the concept of coding to young children and show how it can be used to create games and animations.
  • For key stage 3: material to help students understand that computational thinking isn’t just relevant to coding, it can also provide a basis of logical thinking that can be applied to any field of study
  • Children’s programmes coming out this Autumn (2014) that will help inspire our youngest audiences to discover the digital world and to take their journeys of digital discovery further.
  • Ways of thinking - programme exploring aspects of computational thinking and programming.
  • Codes that changed the world. Five episode series from Radio 4 looking at programming languages, including Fortran, COBOL, BASIC and Java.

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