Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Apps in Education

This is a great site and useful Twiiter account to follow


Wikis continue to be one of my favourite tools for shared learning - you can get started too

5 ways to develop critical thinking in ICT

5 ways to develop critical thinking in ICT 

Scratch Plaform Games

If you like Scratch, you'll love this tutorial for creating a platform game - simply!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Genius Training


You should have three of each of these accounts: one for work, one for your own  and one for your professional work

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

GCSE Computing Science ICT Option

This is a new, single tier, linear GCSE in Computing Science and is a new option for ICT at Wildern in September 2012. By delivering a GCSE in Computing Science we will be providing more choice to pupils who wish to study for a recognised qualification in computer science.
Whilst recognising that computing science is a rigorous academic subject, we hope that this new GCSE will foster creativity and inventiveness. The new specification 'Computing Science' will emphasise the fact that learners will be expected to apply their knowledge of computer systems and programming to solve problems using rapid prototyping techniques to test out ideas and prove that they work.
Proposed Assessment Objectives. 
Learners will be expected to:
AO1. Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of computing science
AO2. Apply tools and techniques from computing science to analyse problems and produce solutions
AO3. Understand, evaluate, make reasoned judgements about the use of computer systems in industry, commerce, arts and elsewhere, including ethical, social, legal and environmental factors
GCSE Computing Science will have 3 Assessment components.
1. An externally assessed 1 hour 30 minute examination paper, contributing 40% of the total assessment weighting
2. An externally assessed 3 hour practical examination, contributing 35% of the total assessment weighting
3. An internally assessed controlled assessment task, contributing 25% of the total assessment weighting.
The GCSE Computing Science* qualification will be available to all learners who are capable of reaching the required standard. It will support progress to further study at Level 3, including GCEs and BTECs in IT, Computing and related subjects.

New DiDA Course for 2012

This is the new DiDA course we will be teaching next year to Year 9

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It:

Ancient Computers in Use Today

Read more here

Thursday, 9 February 2012

learning to compute

Andrew Eland, Lead Software Engineer, Google UK.

Google's technology platforms have shaped the way we use the internet and has had a profound impact on numerous industries in numerous sectors including education and learning. Andrew will talk about the Google story, the importance of STEM education, the UK's failure to capitalise on its record of innovation and engineering and Google's position on this.

Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference, January 25th 2012

Help take the #cyclesafe debate to Parliament

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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Safer Internet Day 2012

Today is Safer Internet Day with the theme of 'Connecting Generations'. All this week the ICT Department will be delivering a specialist lesson highlighting the importance of safety on the Internet to allyear groups. E-Safety has become increasingly relevant over recent years, especially with the increased use of mobile and social networking technology. Nearly every pupil carries a mobile device and it is important that they are informed of it's correct use and consequences of misuse.

The majority of work will be accessed through our ICT HUBitwebsite http://wildernschoolict.blogspot.com/p/safer-internet-day-2012.html so feel free to have a look at this if you would like to know more about what the ICT dept will be doing this week.

We will also be ensuring that all pupils write down the Think U Know website address in their planners for reference by themselves and their parents:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Safer Internet Day 2012

Time to check your friends list again and defriend anyone you don't really know or like anymore!

Being safe online is far more important than your GCSE studies.  Take the time to listen to the messages and protect yourself online.

Video is targeted at younger pupils but still a good message

and one for the parents out there
More info here

Sunday, 5 February 2012

No Snow

No snow in Hampshire will just have to look at the photos online of everyone else enjoying it!

Friday, 3 February 2012

What happens every 60 seconds on the internet?


iPad training workshop - Tues 28th Feb


On Tuesday 28th Feb we have an Apple trainer in school during the afternoon running a twilight workshop on using iPads in the classroom. Its open to everyone from curious beginners to mac pros!