Using tablets/iPads for computational thinking and planning next steps

Steve Bunce, Vital CPD

Description

Many schools are using tablets across the curriculum, but can they be used to teach the computing curriculum? In this hands-on workshop, participants will look at opportunities to use the iPad and plan their next steps.
Though not essential, it is advisable to bring your own iPad if you plan to attend this session.

Steve Bunce's biography

Steve is an experienced teacher and has taught in primary, middle and secondary schools and covered many roles including ICT co-ordinator, head of year and senior leader. For the Open University, he has advised schools across the UK on their use of technology. As a part-time lecturer at Durham University, he has shared learning experiences with the undergraduate teachers. Developing teaching and learning in schools is the focus of Steve's work and he now advises teachers in using iPads to impact upon learning, as an Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer. With computing, Steve works with many teachers to build their confidence in the subject and uses video games, Minecraft, robots and 3D printing, to capture their imaginations.

Relevant Key Stages: KS1, KS2

Room: GNM Clore 1 - Great North Museum


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