Teaching and Learning online resources

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Teaching and Learning online resources

We’re here to support you and your colleagues with teaching and learning! We’ve collated a whole list of useful online resources and apps that are FREE to use. 

Whole school planning

Teach Computing: This is a free website that once you have created a login gives you access to a computing curriculum for Years 1 – 6. The curriculum covers the full NC and has presentations that can be used for each session. This is a FREE resource.

Kapow Primary: Kapow have a computing programme which can be purchased for an annual fee (free trial available). All planning, videos and resources are provided. It even includes knowledge organisers and quizzes. Although there is a cost this is reasonably priced.

Barefoot Computing: Supports all areas of the KS1 and 2 computer science curriculum. Other resources are being released all the time for the information technology and digital literacy strands. This is a FREE resource.

 

Equipment and applications for delivering the curriculum

There are lots of websites, apps and physical resources which can be used to teach computer science across the computing curriculum. Included below are a variety of quality resources that can be used to deliver the curriculum across both key stages and ensure progression.

 


 
Computer Science
Key Stage 1
Websites

Unplugged activities

An online beebot

Downloadable as chrome extension

Online coding portal

Explaining key terms for KS1 pupils

 
Apps

Beebot

Daisy the Dinosaur

A.L.E.X.

Scratch Junior

 

Programmable devices

Beebot

Blue bots

eArls

 

Key Stage 2
Websites

Unplugged and digital activities

Super website to get you coding with microbits

Downloadable as chrome extension

Also available as a chrome extension

Online coding portal

Chance to use python

Code from any device

 

Apps

Scratch Junior (LKS2)

 

Programmable devices

Microbits

 


 

Digital literacy
Key Stage 1

Websites

Planning, resources and guidance

CEOP website with lessons, videos games and activities for KS1

Resources and videos for KS1 teachers

 

Key Stage 2

Websites

Planning, resources and guidance

CEOP website with lessons, videos games and activities for KS2

Resources and videos for KS2 teachers

Google Internet safety platform (Children work towards online certificates)

Useful guides to games/ apps and online safety (free) plus other resources for a subscription

Editing html

 


 

Information Technology

Web based platforms (free)

Key Stage 1

File storage

Google Drive

OneDrive

 

Word processing

Google Docs

Microsoft Word

Learning the keyboard

Basic mouse control

 

Presentations

Google Slides

Microsoft Powerpoint

 

Drawing

 

Digital Images

Google Photos

Google Docs

Lunapic

 

Animation

 

Music and sound

 

Creative & Publishing

 

Key Stage 2

File storage

Google Drive

OneDrive

 

Word processing

 

Presentations

Google Slides

Microsoft Powerpoint

 

Spreadsheets

Google Sheets

Microsoft Excel

 

Databases

 

Drawing

Google drawing

https://sketchpad.app/en/ – sketch pad

https://www.tinkercad.com – 3D modelling

 

Digital Images

Google photos

https://pixlr.com/x/ -Online photo editing website

https://www4.lunapic.com/editor/ – Lunapic

 

Animation

https://flipanim.com/ – Flip animator

https://brush.ninja – Brush ninja

Google slides

Stop motion studio – Free from chrome web store

Music, sound and audio

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com -chrome music lab

https://scratch.mit.edu/  – music with coding

https://sonic-pi.net/ – music linked to coding

https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/ – Free 30 day trial (podcasting and audio recording)

Audacity – Available as a chrome extension

https://vocaroo.com/19aYbffxDMCQocaroo – vocaroo (audio recorder)

 

Apps

Key Stage 1

File storage

Google drive or OneDrive

Drawing

Kids doodle – Colouring and drawing app

Digital Images

Google photos

Snapseed – full photo editing tools

Chatterpics – Basic editing + voice animating

Animation

Stikbot studio 2

Stop motion studio

Music and sound

Scratch junior

Creative & Publishing

Canva

Video editing

Wevideo

iMovie

Key Stage 2

File storage

Google drive or OneDrive

Spreadsheets

Google sheets or Microsoft Excel

Drawing

Tinkercad – 3d modelling

Digital Images

Google photos

Snapseed – full photo editing tools

Chatterpics – Basic editing + voice animating

PicCollage

Befunky

Animation

Stikbot studio 2

Stop motion studio

iMotion

Music, sound and audio

Garage band

Imovie

Creative & Publishing

Canva

Video editing

Wevideo

iMovie

Adobe spark video