PRIMARY LEVEL RESOURCES
Activity Sheets - Primary Schools
The Tech Week 2019 Activity Sheets have everything you need to get you and your students involved in Tech Week. This includes ideas for fun classroom activities covering a wide range of ages and ability levels. Don’t forget to Register you activities as Tech Week Events to let others in your school and community know that your students are participating.
Bebras: Mini-Challenge for Primary Level
The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology. The aim of Bebras is to get students all over the world excited about computing.
Why not try the Bebras Mini Challenge as to see what it’s all about!
Every November Bebras stages its international Computer Challenge to motivate students to problem-solve based on informatics concepts such as algorithms and programs, sequential and concurrent paths, data structures, state modeling, and data flow.
In 2018 over 2,600,000 students from 47 countries participated in the Bebras Computer Challenge. In 2015 Bebras won the Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award.
As an introduction, the organisation provides the Bebras Mini-Challenge which enables students to solve a sample Informatics-based task and compete against time. The online contest is open to all ages of learners.
6,851 students took part in the 1st round of the Irish Bebras Competition on the 5th to 16th November 2018. The Bebras Final will be held on the 11th of May 2019 at Maynooth University, as part of Tech Week. To find our more check out the Bebras Ireland website
Scratch is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to students. Using Scratch, students gain a better understanding of a career in IT and can make more informed CAO choices.
Access free resources for teaching Scratch
Free resources for teaching primary aged students are available and which consist of a digital pack containing 10 step-by-step, 45 minute lesson plans. To download your free digital pack follow this link to register.
Further resources for primary and secondary students are available on Scratch.ie