Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Top 10 Websites for GCSE Computing resources

There’s a lot of resources out there for teaching Computing. Finding resources is never an issue, there are anywhere between 10-30 new resources uploaded onto CAS every week. However, it’s sometimes difficult to follow a single scheme of work when presented with so many different resources. We also have our own preferences. The list below is based on the resources I have found most useful. This is by no means a finite list. There are many teachers out there who create resources but do not host these publicly or centrally on one single site. Those that do are listed below. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.

mrocallaghanedu.wordpress.com Mr O Callaghan is a Computing teacher who loves pedagogy. Like David Didau, Alex Quigley and Harry Fletcher Wood, he is an outstanding blogger. He frequently applies techniques based on educational researchers and cognitive psychologists such as Willingham, Kirby and Wiliam.

teachwithict.weebly.com Wonderful site of resources and thinking from CAS master teacher Simon Johnson

teachcomputing.wordpress.com Self-taught Computing teacher Alan O’Donohoe presents his thoughts and resources for teaching Computing. If there is an example of someone who has re-defined himself from novice to expert, it’s Alan.

www.letslearnict.com/computing.html -All round site covering Computing, ICT and IGCSE

mattbritland.com Not only does Matt Britland teach Computing, he does it with style. Great SOW and articles about EdTech.

gocompute.wikispaces.com Multimedia (Video, PDF, Word Documents) A set of comprehensive resources for Computing, ICT and Creative Media


compu2learn.co.ukGreat collection of theory and practical resources.

gcsecomputing.org.uk Resources which will help deliver OCR GCSE Computing. Some content is subscription only

thedenniglessons Ms Dennig also teaches Computer Science to her year 7’s. Lovely slides which break down complex abstract ideas into more concrete accessible ones.

gcsecomputingbalcarras A great collection of videos and websites which will take you through OCR’s GCSE

gfscomputing.net My own website where I share every resource that I use in lessons. There are links to Zipped Files and Curriculum plans.


Bonus link: This is not a website, but rather a list of websites which are useful for teaching Computing from KS1 to KS4

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