What will your child learn in computing in year 8?
- Digital citizenship project (e-safety): This project on e- safety really allows students to focus on the how safe they are online and allows them to look at their own digital footprint.
- Databases: This project focuses on how data is stored and queried in the real world.
- Computer game programming (Scratch):focuses on the use of operators, variables and functions to help improve complexity of their games.
- Computer animation: Students get to explore how they can use animation software such as Adobe
How will your child be assessed in computing?
- Mark work on Real Smart using the school’s feedback policy (WWW and EBI).
- Link feedback to levelling criteria and use questioning in feedback where appropriate.
- Record levels on the department Google spreadsheet and use the calculatedÂ Â level in ATL reports.
- Using the ICT and computing learning ladder.
How can you help your child?
- What experiences have you had of using IT, positive and negative.
- Use HPA website to look at e-safetyÂ links that could be useful to you to start the conversation.
- Are you a member of an organisation?Â Discuss what data is available to you see and what data is not.
- Use online âtyping tutorâ games will help students become more efficient with their keyboard skills.
How will Independent Study be organised?
- Use Edmodo to post Independent study tasks.
- Independent study can be posted online or in person.
- Independent study is graded for effort.
- Students can review progress using shared drive tracker documents.