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Twitter takeover! #ASKMBERRY

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E-safety competition - we visit the winning school!

Back in the summer term, the Switched on Computing team ran an e-safety competition to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology. We sent out a free e-safety poster to all schools, challenging children to design their own e-safety poster! The brief was clear – it needed to be colourful and eye-catching with a strong e-safety message.

After much consideration, the judging panel (including HES and Switched on Computing author Miles Berry), announced Alex from Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School in Castleford as the winner! They were really impressed with the creative design, attention to detail and the positive e-safety message. As a prize, the poster was recreated by one of our top designers and professionally printed.

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Free Progression Framework for computing now published!

Rising Stars has worked with the author of Switched on Computing, Miles Berry, to produce a rigorous Progression Framework which helps teachers cover the requirements of the new computing curriculum and ensure children are on track to meet end-of-key-stage expectations. 

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E-safety – it’s a whole-school issue!

Across schools, E-safety is a real concern affecting day-to-work work.  Issues with 18 rated games and social networks are at the forefront of comments emanating from conversations had with Head Teachers, computing leaders and teaching staff.  Tackling these issues in an informed manner is of the utmost importance. 

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E-safety week!

E-safety week! Read more »

J2 launch dot com Computing dot easy

Thanks to James Green, Head of Educational Development at Just2easy for this blog post about the launch of Switched on Computing within the Just2easy toolsuite!

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May coding challenge!

May coding challenge! Read more »

NEW Learn to Code books have now published!

Switched on Computing: Learn to Code is an exciting new addition to the Switched on family. 

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Algebra throughout the National Curriculum

In this February maths article, Caroline Clissold discusses algebra and developing a conceptual understanding of mathematics from Year 1 through to 6. 

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