December 2014

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Thursday, Dec. 11th, 4pm

Temple Park Rd

South Shields, England

Are you a Primary School Teacher?

Are you looking for help and resources to teach the Computing curriculum?

Barefoot Computing is for you!

In this workshop Nick Cook of Newcastle University will introduce the DfE-funded Barefoot Computing project and demonstrate activities to teach the computer science elements of the new computing curriculum. The workshop will cover concepts such as algorithms, logic and patterns at Key Stages 1 and 2. Resource packs are provided for teachers who attend.


Xmas Animation Competition

Animate It! want you to share your Christmas-themed animations with them and in return will be giving away a prize for their favourite animation – a nice early Christmas present from them to you!

Click here to find out more.

Frog Advent Calendar

An advent calendar full of educational goodies from Frog. Check out number 4!

Click here to go to it.

Education City NEW Computing Module

Click here to arrange a FREE trial

EducationCity has created a brand new module to support teachers in delivering the Computing Programmes of Study at key stages 1 and 2.

The new module is made up of a combination of informative Learn Screens, engaging Activities, stimulating Student Tools, interesting Topic Tools, and thought-provoking ThinkIts. Through this stimulating variety of content, students can explore new ideas to help them use computational thinking and creativity to understand the technological world around them.

Harton Puzzlers Pull it Off!

It was a fabulous day yesterday at the Northern Regional Lego League Tournament. Twelve teams from around the North East took part including eight from South Tyneside. Battling out for the top spot were Harton Puzzlers and Stanhope History Hunters. The team from Stanhope won the robot game in style with their goal scoring robot. Harton clinched the title of overall Regional Champions for the second year running and go on to represent the area at the National finals in Loughbrough. Well done to all who took part.

Hour of Code is coming!

The Hour of Code is coming

December 8-14!


in the UK have tried an


Anybody can learn.

Click here to register