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Resources to support running computing classes for students working from home

Jane Waite @janewaite

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last edited Apr 29 2020 by Jane Waite @janewaite

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There is now a whole raft of official CAS pages on home learning

The NCCE has produced a quick read on distance learning in the current lockdown context too.

There seem to be three main approaches being suggested for running classes for pupils who are at home under an Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) context.

  1. Asynchronous -material can be accessed at any time, e.g. videos, workbooks

  2. Synchronous - real-time e.g. online classes - “VIRI is defined as a teaching and learning experience that is led by an instructor, that takes place in the online space (over the internet), where all students participate in the experience at the same time, and where the experience involves two-way communication between student and student or student and instructor” (Francescucci & Foster, 2013, p.82)

  3. A combination of the two.

Perhaps consider the following

Guidance on running online learning activities

Websites with collections of links on home learning

Twitter #

  • “#HomeLearningUK #ComputingAtHome #teachfromhome “

CPD for teachers on home learning

Websites/ blogs with case studies, school experiences


  • If you are recording a teaching and learning video for your students - show your face!

Resources for teaching computing online (some are normally subscription)

  • Fabulous thread on twitter from @chinmay. Click on SHOW THREAD. of a list of methods for peer collaboration and conversation in online learning. Brilliant.

A very comprehensive list of ideas and resources for teaching remotely thank you @TorreyTrust

  • Some time ago, UCL led the creation of the ABC learning design method for developing blended learning courses in universities. The resources include a method for reviewing current face to face lessons and converting to online. They have a toolkit which includes a brilliant set of cards which map “conventional” to digital activities. These are behind a username/password but its free. We could adapt these for a primary/secondary and subject-specific context. We could add software ideas and examples. Feels like a simple and easy way to help teachers tackle conversion.

  • Teaching online with care. Crowdsourcing at its best, international group of teachers crowdsourcing, support, resources and ideas.

  • STEM have suggested project learning at home Has anyone adapted these for home use?

  • There’s everything you need for GCSE CS to learn online free until September or the end of the school closures, whichever is later. Just fill in the form at the top of the page at Free online GCSE CS Textbook, animated presentations for each specification point for OCR, AQA and most of Edexcel, activities, examples, links to videos, exam-style questions. All in a simple format to upload to a VLE or extranet.

  • Crowdsourced pages of resources for teaching online Teaching in the context of Covid-19 (mainly US university contributions) Stockpiling for COVID-19 teaching resources (mainly twitter links again US uni focused)

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