Why Mr Andrews Online?
1. Projects that Enrich Learning Across the Curriculum
30 creative projects that make learning memorable and include all areas of the computing curriculum (Information Technology, Computer Science, Digital Literacy/Online Safety). All the projects and resources are available to view and download online.
*The projects can be used with iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, desktop and laptops)
2. Pupils Will Develop Robust Computing Knowledge and Understanding
The MAO computing Knowledge Organisers outline the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering in each project.
3. Ensures Clear Progression of Computing Skills
The skills progression grids provide a clear sense of progression in each area and demonstrate what has been learned in previous years, what will be learned in the current project and what will be covered next. Each project comes with differentiation for those working at age-related expectations and those working at depth.
4. Pupils Will Achieve Higher Standards of Work
With high expectations, pupils will work to higher standards. WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) allow teachers to model to the pupils what a great piece of work might look like.
5. Pupils Will Become Better Writers & Readers
The cross-curricular writing projects are an excellent way to sharpen the skills the pupils have developed in literacy lessons. Each computing writing project comes with a modelled text, sentence starters, and key vocabulary to help scaffold the writing. There are also a number of highly engaging writing projects that use technology to make the children want to write and enjoy writing.
There are also a number of Reading Comprehension texts that allow the pupils to learn new vocabulary and make connections to the curriculum to support deeper and more flexible understanding of literacy.
6. Saving Time & Professional Development for Teachers
Each of the projects includes slides, activity ideas, a knowledge organiser, skills coverage, WAGOLLs for each activity, key information, modelled writing examples, sentence starters and key vocabulary and short video clips that all combine to dramatically reduce teachers’ planning time.