"BBC microbit the next gen: a new partnership between the foundation, bbc education & Nominet to inspire primary children to get more confident with technology & digital skills through the donation of 30 micro:bits to every UK primary school."
This is amazing news for primary schools - order a class set today and get in touch if you need any help or guidance on using them. The micro:bit offers a hands on application to computing so children can see a physical output to the programming they are doing.
Order your set today using this link - https://microbit.org/thenextgen-registration/
I am pleased to be able to offer Online Safety sessions in your school. This could be:
Online safety is essential for all people to safely navigate the technological world we live in today. The only way fro young people to stay safe, is to ensure they are educated and also the people around them. If you as a parent do not fully understand the varying platforms your child is visiting, how can you keep them safe. Our sessions are there to help educate all to how to keep yourselves, your children and your pupils safe online.
If you are a school in Shropshire contact Richard on AmazingICT@icloud.com
If you are outside Shropshire or another type of organisation, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Staffordshire based Children’s author gets a Twitter boost from Theo Paphitis.
A Staffordshire based author has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Pam Jones, author of Jack and the Bubble Busters and owner of Computing 4 Schools, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet or repost by Theo to his over half a million Twitter and Instagram followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,500 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK. Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Pam Jones’s message to his over 500,000 Twitter and Instagram followers and as a result, www.bubblebusters.co.uk has more followers and extra orders for her children’s book. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Jack and the Bubble Busters is the first book in a new series where Jack is recruited to become a Bubble Buster Hunter.
A Bubble Buster is someone who is online trying to steal your personal information and through challenges Jack is able to learn the identity of a Bubble Buster to report back to HQ. The book follows Jack through a challenge, meeting new friends with their own skills to help along the way. This book introduces children to problem solving skills. The aim of the book is to learn skills aligned to Computational Thinking. In this book children are introduced to decomposition and algorithms.
Jack and the Bubble Busters is achildren's book aimed at key stage 2 pupils aged 6 to 10 years old. Feedback has been more effective with school years 3 and 4 which is children aged 8-10. Mystery based story intorducing key concepts decomposition, algorithms and online safety. Key themes: Computational Thinking, Decomposition, Algorithms and Online Safety