About this series

The multi award-winning computing curriculum

Written for the new curriculum, Switched on Computing offers creative units using the latest free software in a format that is designed for teachers of all levels of experience to pick up and use.

  • Over 50 tried and tested creative computing projects
  • Covers the new programme of study for computing, including programming and computational thinking
  • Delivers clear progression of skills from Year 1 to Year 6
  • Supports teachers of all levels of experience with software demos and detailed step-by-step planning
  • Embeds online safety to ensure safe and responsible use of technology

Switched on Computing units
Switched on Computing

Switched on Computing includes six flexible units for each year group covering:

  • Programming
  • Computational thinking
  • Creativity
  • Computer networks
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Productivity
  • Online safety

View an overview of all the units.

Switched on Computing - top tips for how to get started

This 5-step guide provides you with some hints and tips to help you to fully embed Switched On Computing within your school successfully.

Browse fantastic free stuff for computing!

We have a fantastic collection of free resources to help you with the new computing curriculum and with Switched on Computing, including:

  • Switched on Computing sample pack
  • Progression frameworks for computing
  • Switched on Computing and BBC resources guide
  • Switched on Computing unit overview
  • Introducing algorithms with Miles Berry - video

What's included

You can buy individual Year group packs, Key Stage packs or the complete pack for your whole school.  The packs include:

Teacher's Guide and Classroom Posters:
  • Six cross-curriclar units, one for each half-term
  • Clear step-by-step teacher support
  • Online safety roadmap
  • Two posters for every unit offer top tips and highlight key vocabulary
Digital resources:
  • 60 bitesize CPD videos from author Miles Berry
  • Interactive CPD course on the new computing curriculum
  • Software in 60 seconds on-screen software demos to explain unfamiliar software
  • Unit-specific resources including example of outcomes and data sets
  • A resource bank of sound effects and photos
  • Excel-based Progress Tracker, open badges and pupil self-assessment record prompts
  • PDFs of the Teacher's Guide and classroom posters

The digital resources are available online in the My Rising Stars logged in area of the website.

Also in the Switched on range...have you seen?

Switched on iPadSwitched on Design and Technology   Switched on ScienceLearn to Code



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