These are exciting times for Computer Science Education. In Great Britain, the US and an increasing number of other countries, we’re seeing a resurgence of interest in developing pupils’ understanding of how computers work, how they’re programmed and the fundamental ideas underpinning computation. The work of Computing at School in the UK, the code.org campaign and the number of universities offering Computing for non-specialists courses in the US, great on-line resources for learning about Computer Science (CS), such as the Microsoft Virtual Academy, and some brilliant programming tool-kits that make it easier than ever for users to take control of their computers have all played their role in this.
The following eBook was published last year, and despite the increasing speed at which technology moves, still holds much relevance to the way schools will go about teaching Computer Science in the National Curriculum. Throughout this guide you’ll find advice and guidance on a number of different topics, as well as further information on a number of the Microsoft resources available to students and teachers.
Feel free to explore the Microsoft Education UK SlideShare account further, as we have an abundance of other eBooks, whitepapers, instructional videos, case-studies and more that are of use to teachers and students of all levels of education.