Serif in Education

Teaching Digital Literacy as part of the Computing Curriculum

In February, TES Connect ran an article about the need for schools to teach “Digital Literacy” alongside reading, writing and Maths if the country is to address the urgent digital skills shortage.

It spoke about The House of Lords Digital Skills Committee calling on any future government …

Will the ‘science’ in computer science put students off?

The new Computing curriculum, which from this month is slowly being implemented in schools across the UK, introduces algorithms and programming language as fundamental components to enhance student understanding, despite rapidly changing technologies and programming languages. Problem solving and technical communication comes hand in hand with this aspect of learning, …

The Year of Code – and don’t forget creativity!

I read this recent BBC News article with interest. In it, Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones examines the ‘Year of Code’ and talks to both supporters and critics of it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26150717.

You might have already seen the Newsnight clip of Lottie Dexter, spokeswoman for the campaign, who admitted she herself doesn’t …