Herts for Learning Online
:: Tech for teaching assistants - having fun with computing in your school ::
The computing curriculum covers a range of exciting and important areas where pupils learn to become creative, confident users of technology. TAs and LSAs are vital in helping the teacher to deliver this subject, often playing a more practical role in lessons where they directly support pupils in using the software and hardware. In this one day course we will get hands-on with a range of topics found in the computing curriculum, giving delegates the confidence to support and lead computing activities in their school. Using a range of devices, programs and apps we will create animations, record podcasts and try some simple programming. We will discuss the importance of eSafety, data protection and copyright, and delegates will leave full of ideas to share with colleagues.
By attending the course participants will:
  • Have fun with technology. No expertise or experience required!
  • Gain a range of skills needed to support computing in the primary classroom, through hands on experience of a range of hardware devices, PC software and tablet apps
  • Try out stop-motion and on-screen animation, digital sound recording/editing and blogging
  • Look at and try different ways in which children can learn the concepts of programming
  • Discuss the essential considerations of eSafety, digital citizenship and copyright
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Leadership Team
  • Middle Leaders
  • Teaching Assistants
Price £178 (£202)