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Ofsted's Remote Learning Report and eduu.school

Last week Schools Week published an article detailing the main points from Ofsted’s latest report, giving their findings about remote education, and the effects on teachers, pupils and parents. 

We’ve broken down some of these points and come up with helpful ways that eduu.school, a flexible, time-saving online learning platform can help save you time and stress. 
 

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BETT Awards 2021

We're excited to announce that three of our resources have been shortlisted in 2021 BETT Awards!

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Remote Learning with Switched on Computing

With school closures continuing and schools looking for resources to help teachers and students cope, Adam Chase, author of our Switched on Computing digital resources has put together some suggestions for ways that Switched on Computing can help you and your pupils, no matter where they're learning. 

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What's New in Switched on Computing 3rd Edition

The new edition of Switched On Computing includes some significant new content. The Teachers’ Guides have been substantially rewritten to make the scheme more accessible than ever to non-specialist teachers, whilst retaining the flexibility that expert computing leads might look for to make the scheme their own. Alongside the new lesson plans, extensive online support now includes step-by-step teaching slides and lesson walk-throughs, CPD videos and online quizzes to check pupils’ understanding at the end of each unit. 

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Intent, Implementation and Impact in Switched on Computing

This summer saw the publication of the third edition of Switched On Computing, a comprehensive scheme of work for primary computing. Since its first publication, the scheme has proved to be popular with teachers in England and further afield, through its emphasis on practical, hands-on computing activities, the focus on free and low-cost technologies readily available in schools and the ease with which it can be adapted to align with whatever other topics pupils are studying.
 

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Teach Primary Award Winners 2020

We are excited to announce that three of our resoruces were winners at this year's Teach Primary Awards. 

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Switched on Computing and a Catch Up Curriculum

"We know many teachers will be concerned that pupils will have fallen behind in English and Maths during school closure, and catching up here is understandably going to be a priority for many. Fortunately, many of the Switched On Computing units can be used to help support pupils in rebuilding their skills in Reading, Writing and Maths, whilst simultaneously developing their skills, knowledge and understanding in computing."

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Switched on Computing for the classroom and beyond

The third edition of Switched on Computing is now available for schools to access.  Now in its tenth year and in 6500+ schools in the UK and overseas, the Switched on Computing series has undergone considerable updates and enhancements to reflect current technologies and in response to user feedback, making it more accessible for use in the classroom and beyond. 

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Learn to Code activities for parents

Learn to Code author Adam Chase offers some ways that parents can support pupils with Coding from home. 

“I found it so easy, I just followed the steps and I could do it- I didn’t think I was that good at programming but now I want to do that when I’m older.”
Max, 8.

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Free Computing Activities for Your Kids

Computing specialist and consultant James Fraser shares his tips for free computing activities you can do with your kids at home. 

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