Computing and Coding

Coding Real-World Metaphors: Creativity within the Computer Science curriculum

Schools are moving away from IT to computer science, which can be daunting for many teachers. Assistant Principal Daniel Sydes discusses the benefits of this move and how to handle its challenges.

There is a nationwide push for switching out IT for Computer Science and no one is as glad as me. After eight years of teaching spreadsheets, desktop publishing and (*shudder*) slideshows, I was about ready to start looking for another career. My three years of Computer Science at University was not being particularly well used.

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