This is a page to collect any good ideas and resources shared at the SEND Computing Conference at the National STEM Centre in York, December 2015. You can also read a blog post about it here.

Bright ideas picked up at SEN Computing 2015 (please contribute more)


- Ian Bean offered access to his resources pages (you will need the password given out on the day) -

www.ianbean.co.uk/resources or the Facebook account he and Carol Allen share: Creative Computing for ALL Students https://www.facebook.com/Creative-Computing-for-ALL-Students-268861143238552/?fref=ts

- Ian also showed us the “Ban dihydrogen monoxide” site to demonstrate the need to discriminate around information online: http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html.

- Wikihow has sequencing activities – have a look at http://www.wikihow.com/Teach-Sequencing-to-Preschool-Children

Online coding activities:

www.lite-bot.com

www.tynker.com/hour-of-code - story driven problem solving.

https://code.org - Hour of Code tutorials, using Frozen, Star Wars and Minecraft characters.

Programming Apps (there a quite a few – feel free to add more)

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Cargobot

Beebot

Bluebot

Daisy the Dinosaur

Lightbot

Hopscotch

ScratchJr

Logo Draw

Toy Block 2

A.L.E.X.

Tynker

Move the Turtle

Ideas for programming:

- www.sheffieldclc.net has resources for Scratch Activities designed for SEN.

- This site also has esafety resources. Contact Sue Finnigan sue.finnigan@sheffield.gov.uk for more.

- www.simonhaughton.co.uk/pro-bot-lessons - lessons with a Probot - mainly drawing.

- Or http://www.slideshare.net/foxkaren/probot-activity-guide - mainly sensors

(Probot uses Logo as basis for programming)

- www.mrgrossman.me.uk/sen - step-by-step Scratch activities

- Kodu – free download from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=10056

- www.kodugamelab.com – BBC micro:bit compatible

- Register for microbits https://bbcmicrobitschoolregistrationform.co.uk/english.html

(See handout for more programming urls.)