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BBC publishes computer science study guides

The BBC has published a range of study guides and videos for students learning computer science to coincide with the new curriculum.

The fourth science was introduced to schools at the beginning of the new academic year, teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to code.

To help students learn how to program the BBC has made available a number of educational resources that form part of the media organisation’s coding and digital creativity initiative for 2015.

Available content includes Bitesize learning materials that feature curriculum-mapped guides using animations, graphics, video and games.

A CBBC show called Appsolute Genius, presented by Dick and Dom, will also teach children about coding, as well as challenging viewers to design and help build a game that will later be released for download.

Another series called Technobabble will also launch on the channel in the autumn, showcasing the latest apps, games and tech, and a CBeebies program called Nina And The Neurons: Go Digital, which will teach viewers about coding and computers.

“Our new education resources are designed to give a hands on approach through a range of great animation, video and interactive games that we hope will really engage and entertain whilst also enabling our audiences to develop key digital skills,” said acting head of BBC Learning Sinéad Rocks.

"This combined with great television and online output from CBBC and CBeebies means that the BBC can inspire children to get creative digitally both within the formal setting of the classroom and at home through television, games and competitions.”

You can find the BBC’s computer science resources here.

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