Microsoft and Rising Stars help you prepare for the new computing curriculum

Switched on Computing – Take your first easy steps with Microsoft now available to download!

Rising Stars have teamed up with Microsoft to create six brand new Switched on Computing units to help you and your school to get started with computing before September.

Switched on Computing offers creative units in a format that is designed for teachers of all levels of experience to pick up and use. 

Now available, this free pack contains six exciting new units using Microsoft tools, matched to the new programme of study for computing. The clear, step-by-step teacher support means everyone in your school team can have a go, including walk-through videos to show you how just how easy it is to use Microsoft software for your computing lessons.

Author and ICT Co-ordinator, Claire Lotriet, trialled the units with her pupils.

“I think it's brilliant that a huge company like Microsoft and a creative publisher like Rising Stars have come together to help schools like this. We have been trialling the final materials for a few weeks now - children love them. Not only are they introducing children to computing but they are helping them develop broader skills, such as use of technology for literacy, and collaboration”.

There has been some concern that teachers may not have all of the skills and knowledge required to teach the new computing curriculum – this is where Switched on Computing comes in.

“We had the Microsoft tools already.  The resources are really clear with step by step support for teachers and video tutorials that make it very simple.  And by staff sharing their experiences we are confident all classes will be up and running with computing lessons by September, probably before.”

Download the units and CD-ROM resources now and get started today!

Watch this video of teachers and pupils at Henwick Primary School  using the Switched on Computing: Take your first easy steps with Microsoft resources…

Henwick School using Switched on Computing: Take your first easy steps with Microsoft from Rising Stars on Vimeo.


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