So what are the attributes of a good ICT and Computing scheme of work? Here's the list of what I've always looked for:
It must address the requirements laid down by the District or State or Government.
Now, say you teach in England, and you have an absolutely brilliant scheme of work for Computing. Only, it doesn't match the National Curriculum's Programme of Study for Computing at all. Then perhaps you are going to have to go back to the drawing board on that one.
However, I'm now going to cheat! Because what I would say is, if the scheme of work is brilliant but doesn't seem to match the Programme of Study, you have a couple of choices:
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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."