Scratch with Literacy and Numeracy

Presented by: Simon Lewis

With the government’s literacy and numeracy strategy taking full flight, digital literacy is becoming a must for all schools. Simon will show you how to use Scratch to help children learn literacy and numeracy skills. This presentation is aimed at primary level teachers and for anyone with an interest in Scratch.

Presenter Biography:

Simon Lewis is a former computer science graduate who decided to become a teacher after the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. Through a series of fortunate events, Simon qualified in the UK, passed his SCG and settled in Carlow, where he is now the principal of Carlow Educate Together National School. Simon gives talks and courses to teachers in all aspects of ICT in education. He is a Google Certified Teacher. His main interests at the moment are Coding, Cloud Computing, Blogging and using ICT as a learning tool effectively. Recently he founded Carlow’s CoderDojo movement. Simon has designed lots of web sites. He has won several awards for his web sites, including Scoilnet Star Sites and Edublog Awards. He also writes a number of educational and other blogs on lots of different platforms depending on his needs. is his most popular.”