BESA member news: Free until 31st January 2015 – EducationCity’s new computing module for primary schools!

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Great news for primary schools! EducationCity’s  computing module for Key Stages 1 and 2, packed with interactive multimedia activities, lesson plans and topic tools to help teachers meet the demands of the new curriculum is free until 31st January 2015![1]

The perfect companion for teachers who feel daunted by the new subject’s objectives, EducationCity’s computing module is divided into three distinct areas - computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Key Stage 2 is also split into lower and upper levels to help teachers differentiate the objectives.

For computer science, EducationCity has developed the Code Crunch programming tool which helps children explore and understand how code is structured and the results that can be achieved by writing their own simple lines of instruction. Featured tutorials help teachers get to grips with delivering coding lessons and pupils can follow suggested activity plans targeted at their ability or use their imagination to create their own outcomes.

Information technology looks at the application and uses of technology in terms of how it impacts pupils’ day-to-day lives and the world around them. Multimedia activities include making a newsletter, editing documents and changing fonts and sizes. They are supported by further resources with step-by-step instructions to help pupils explore topics at their own pace.

Finally, digital literacy explores the safe and responsible use of technology and educates young people on the importance of staying safe online. For example, one activity called ‘Safe Surfing’, aimed at Key Stage 1 learners, features characters raising awareness about browsing the internet and explores how pupils could respond to issues such as spam and cyberbullying.

As with all the rich media resources produced by EducationCity, the computing module is designed to engage pupils and teachers alike through the use of colourful images, animation, text, voice over, sounds, music and interactions.

James Lison, Senior Producer at EducationCity, said, “Every job now involves some level of technology and this curriculum will give primary pupils the basic skills and head start they need for the rest of their lives. We are confident that our new computing module will help allay concerns about teaching this new subject, in particular the coding element.”

For further information about EducationCity or for a free trial, please call +44 (0) 844 225 3060, or visit: www.EducationCity.com. Follow @EducationCity on Twitter.

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About EducationCity

EducationCity is an award-winning online teaching, learning and assessment resource trusted and used in over 15,500 subscribing schools and by nearly 3 million children. All activities are curriculum mapped to QCA and Primary Frameworks for literacy and mathematics in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and to the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.

EducationCity is a resource priced by module, so purchasers can buy as much or as little as they like. Covering Maths, Literacy, Science, French, German, Spanish and English as an Additional Language from Foundation to Key Stage 2, whole-school subscriptions start from just £90/module/year.

Award Winning:

  • Winner in the GESS Education Awards 2014 – Global Education Supplier of the Year
  • Finalist in the ERA Awards 2014 – Exporter of the Year
  • Winner in the Bett Awards 2014 – Exhibition Stand of the Year
  • Finalist in the Bett Awards 2014 – ICT Exporter of the Year and also International Digital Education Resource.
  • Finalist in the Bett Awards 2013 – ICT Company of the Year and also Primary Digital Content
  • Winner of a BETT Award 2012
  • Winner of two Silver awards at the Practical Pre-school Awards 2011 and 2013
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