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A Barefoot Guide to Connectivity

Wednesday 10th May, 2017

A Barefoot Guide to Connectivity

Some of the hardest to reach communities across the UK are really starting to benefit from mobile working technology, meaning that talent and skills aren’t drained away to hubs like London, Manchester or Glasgow.

Connectivity increasingly means the difference between commuting great distances or being able to work where you live. And of course, with increased connectivity comes the requirement to get the most out of your technology. For the next generation, tech dependency for life and work will be even more vital to avoid being left behind.

This is where initiatives like the Barefoot Computing Project can help. The Barefoot Computing Project was set up to help primary teachers get to grips with changes to the ICT curriculum that were introduced in 2014.  The changes saw the national curriculum move away from traditional IT towards computing and computational thinking skills. 

Since then, Barefoot has been providing primary schools with free computing resources, teacher workshops and lesson plans to help foster a culture of tech literacy and help pupils develop those much-needed digital skills.

Any primary school is eligible to receive free Barefoot resources and a workshop, so if there’s one in your community, you can get them on board.  

Getting involved is easy.  A representative of the school simply needs to visit to register for free resources and free teacher workshops. 

By telling people about Barefoot, you’ll be helping prepare young people for their digital futures. 


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