Computing at home
“In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tonnes” quoted an article in Popular mechanics an American magazine in 1949.
Can you imagine having a home computer weighing 1.5 tonnes – the same weight as the average ford focus car?
Luckily, home computers are much lighter and come in different shapes and sizes. From your standard desktop computer to tablets, games consoles, mobile phones, televisions and even fridges that can order your shopping for you, children have access to all sorts of computers and technologies at home.
We are always keen to encourage children to grow their computing and technology expertise at home, but it can be daunting when trying to find good sources of information. Here are our pick of some of the best websites to help you:
- UK Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
- NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Children’s typing games - https://www.roomrecess.com/pages/TypingGamesForKids.html
- Google Be Awesome - https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland
- Hour of Code UK - https://hourofcode.com/uk
If you do anything computing related at home or go on any computing related trips please do let me know! I would love to hear all about it!