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DSH dance at Google Academy for Learning Lab by Tes

Author: Laura.Martin

Earlier this week the Digital Schoolhouse team were invited to the Google Academy in Victoria, to present at the Learning Lab, hosted by Tes, to an audience of senior leaders from schools across the UK.

Following notable speakers including Ian Livingstone CBE, Mark Ward, DSH lead teacher and head of computer science at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, delivered a classic DSH playful computing activity to energise delegates after lunch. Here, the audience learnt computing through dance, part of the ‘Get with the Algo-rhythm’ workshop pack.

Discover and download ‘Get with the Algo-rhythm’ resources here.

The ‘stand-up’ presentation was followed by a live demonstration of ‘unplugged’ activities and showcase of takeaway DSH resources including Jazzy Jigsaws.

From our box of (educational) tricks, the DSH team performed magic from McOwan and Curzon’s The Magic of Computer Science: Card Tricks Special. Each magic trick was used to explain complex principles of computer science and a perfect example of how DSH integrate unplugged playful computing activities to engage and inspire Primary pupils.

This was also a fantastic opportunity to get to know our prior audience who threw some shapes in the name of DSH – naturally, as part of an algorithm – earlier on in the day. Besides learning programming through Play-Doh, senior leaders discovered a plethora of DSH teaching resources available and opportunities, including teacher training and CPD, which are available as a Digital Schoolhouse.

If you’d like to find out more about what Digital Schoolhouse has to offer or opportunities for schools in your area, please get in touch.


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