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Teaching Physical Computing to 5-11 year olds (FutureLearn)

Teach your young learners how to create electronic circuits, then learn to control them using block-based programming languages. Learn how to create physical computing projects using a Crumble or micro:bit. Physical computing is the process of designing, building, and programming systems that use physical components such as buttons, lights, [...]

Teach Computing in Schools: Creating a Curriculum for Ages 11 to 16 (FutureLearn)

Create an inspiring and engaging computing curriculum for secondary school students, using freely available resources. Learn how to create a successful computing curriculum tailored for your setting. On this course, teachers can discover how to create a computing curriculum for pupils aged 11 to 16, using freely available online [...]

Get Started Teaching Computing in Primary Schools: Preparing to teach 5 - 11 year olds (FutureLearn)

Improve your subject knowledge and develop inclusive lessons to teach computing to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old). Learn key concepts from the computing curriculum alongside education experts. It’s crucial for young people to develop their computing knowledge and skills so that they can understand and [...]

Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing Teaching (FutureLearn)

Examine a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching computing in Key Stage 3 (Grade 6–8 in the USA). Transform your teaching by developing your pedagogical approach. In the first two weeks of this course, you’ll be introduced to a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for Key Stage 3. [...]

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography (FutureLearn)

Learn how encryption keeps information safe, and teach your students how it's used in the world today. Supported by Google. Discover the history of encryption and learn how it's used in the modern world. On this course, you will learn about what encryption is and understand its use in [...]

Networking with Python: Socket Programming for Communication (FutureLearn)

Discover how you can create networked applications in Python by using sockets. Supported by Google. Build your practical network application skills and understanding. On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll learn how to create programs that communicate over the internet.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in Computing (FutureLearn)

Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities. Discover computing activities to support and engage students with SEND. As educators, we should aim to provide every young person with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in a digital [...]

Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist (FutureLearn)

Take your Python skills further in this online course, guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and supported by Google. On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level. You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll [...]

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life (FutureLearn)

Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text. This online course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation explores how computers do interesting things with data. You’ll discover how to represent and manipulate text, images and sound and compression and other algorithms.

Introduction to Machine Learning and AI (FutureLearn)

Discover the fundamentals of machine learning, how it works, and learn to train your own AI using free online tools. Build your knowledge and skills in machine learning. From self-driving cars to determining someone’s age, artificial intelligence (AI) systems trained with machine learning (ML) are being used more and [...]