This project is concerned with providing teachers with the knowledge skills and understanding to teach the concept of Physical Computing and include the processes involved in Computational Thinking.
The age group will be upper Key Stage 2 in the UK typically 9-11 years old. The project will be based on a constructionist approach to learning similar to the that of Seymour Papert.
Teachers interested in providing access to Physical Computing will learn how to introduce this topic and will be trained in the use of particular resources which incorporate physical elements. This will include coding in the Scratch computer language (which is available in many languages). The project will also allow teachers to make activities which can be controlled in the environment through the computer.
The teachers will share what they do at the moment then learn new skills and apply them back in their own schools.