Monday, 6 October 2014

Metaphors for Computing - A collaborative project

Many teachers have come to realise the power of metaphors. If this is not something you've tried or if you are slightly skeptical, I highly recommend this blog post by Alex Quigley (@HuntingEnglish).

I've found metaphors particular helpful in Computing as there are so many abstract ideas and concepts. Metaphors, analogies and similes certainly make these concepts much more accessible to our 11-13 year old students!

I've started creating some slides to document these and invite other teachers of Computing to contribute.

Click here to edit/contribute or feel free to browse through the metaphors and comment below: