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A national UK study into children’s attitudes to technology has provided clear evidence that children are incorporating computing into their individual inner worlds and have found another way of playing and imagining which accommodates the change.
The Rt Hon John Bercow, Buckinghamshire MP and Speaker for the House of Commons recently attended a coding workshop at Swanbourne School to see how they were keeping up with the new computing curriculum. Mr Bercow certainly got more than he bargained for as he ended up taking part in the work shop provided by FUZE Technologies and even partnered with a very impressed student.
Two years after the UK national curriculum required computing to be taught in schools from the ages of five to 16, it has been revealed that teachers are struggling to deliver the subject. And supply teachers are at risk of falling even further behind their permanent counterparts, warns supply teacher agency PK education.
While some educators still believe books are best, most realise that in the age of the iPad, children can’t be expected to learn solely from text books anymore. They are used to looking up everything they need to know at a touch of a screen. Take away that interactive element, and they’re going to be pretty disengaged.
Specialist education and technology writer, Laura Varley, reports on behalf of Parago, asset management solutions for schools...