Computer Science (CS) is the subject discipline that explains how computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation, programming is a subset, deeper understanding of how systems work -, couldit be Computer Technology as Science is study of the natural world?, learning through the origination of new technology (could be at a simple level - e.g, teach offline programming as done in other countries - perhaps?
Information Technology (IT) covers the use and application of digital systems to develop technological solutions purposefully and creatively
What is the difference between aims and purpose? ( should the porpose be 'background' so requires an overarching statement that qualifies the adult language.
dangers, getting programmrs in to teach 5 years old, will be discredited by teachers
use age appropriate language and context
KS should include direct reference classification and taxonomy links to science
Digital Literacy (DL) is the ability to access, use, and express oneself using digital technology, including a critical understanding of technology’s impact on the individual and society.
Check out DAJ Belshaws 8Cs of digital literacy, synergy with Scotland's Curriculm for excellence, Is digital literacy a life skill?
Has to be related to digital technology
is the ability to cope with information in todays life
underpins the ability to do other things with information
is not an option in the modern world
has to be compatible with level of expectations in other subjects / stages
Responsible use, legal issues, esafety, data security, digital identity
has to pervade all subjects and be used everywhere
cognitive development through games & strategies
learning through play
There is a converse, namely that in some situations (countries and regions) the marginal gains afforded by such tools as cheap mobile phones are huge. But here we need case studies. The reported effects, e.g. fishermen in the Bay of Bengal phoning to several ports to check prices; Kenyan small holders phoning several miiddlemen; Indian and African village women able to borrow or lend small cash sums to relatives far away etc. all these effects and systems come about not so much through pedagogical interventions as through responses to felt needs, needs which in these cases are mostly material, daily living needs. It would be useful to look at these emergent networks as case studies in some sort of macro-learning.
Is computational thinking a basic skill set how do we develop it, Understanding Interfaces, design thinking, seeing the connections, multiple represenatations, 3D printers
why we need CS, economic need, employment, setting up businesses
How does IT help me learn, Learning with, Learning about, Creating, Becoming Social
rethink schoolday, end to timetables
end to subject silos, which encourage disconnected thinkig, which result from universites
build learning on the affordances of technology
formal and informal learning
based on individual not group needs
self selcting grouping
a shift of emphasis from content to context as motivators
Virtual and Physical centers of excellence, the 'library card analogy' category whereby children and students can access facilities offered by an institution, arts, science, physical, online learning, look and learn from project such as Wikipedia that have been implemented globally at minimal cost available to all, children should be able to originate their own learning resources - highly motivational, School Moocs?
Children - age related working groups - after all they will be using this stuff, what makes some of these children IT literate - why other less so
Teachers, about their own use of technology, concerns of teachers re technology, listen to teacher networks and communities of practice, parents, expectations
Academics, longditutional research, research what context motivates children to learn more using digital technology, more needed on formal / informal learning, EU push, awards for informal learning, Portfolio of evidences, Mozzilla Badges, empirical research
encourage them to bring their digital literacy into their practice
how can I use technology in my subject / area of expertise
(CPD) - immersion days - try out but embed
why invest 2 years for 2hours to get an a*
e.g. Don't do data collection via attached Word Docs. Don't specify Browsers e.g. explorer vx