This newsletter contains details of changes that have been made to the Computing Homework site over the past term.
The Computing Homework site is now using HTTPS instead of HTTP. The changeover was completed in mid-August.
Please let us know if you experience problems accessing any of the resources on the site.
All of the site's exercises have been revised to ensure that they render correctly on iPads. A viewport of 960 pixels is used for all exercises.
User guides revised
The Teacher and Student guides have been revised. These have also been converted from Flash to HTML5. This completes the migration of all the site's content to HTML5.
The BBC Micro:bit and The Moon Dust Aliens - new dates added for free digital download
Free digital copies of The BBC Micro:bit and The Moon Dust Aliens can be downloaded from Amazon. These can be downloaded on five days in each term over the course of the new school year. The free download dates are:
Autumn term 2020: 16 Sept – 23 Sept – 30 Sept – 7 Oct – 14 Oct
Spring term 2021: 6 Jan – 13 Jan – 20 Jan – 27 Jan – 3 Feb
Summer term 2021: 14 Apr – 21 Apr – 28 Apr – 5 May – 12 May
Full details on how to download the book are available from this link.
We are continuing to offer free copies of The BBC Micro:bit and the Moon Dust Aliens to school libraries. Schools that are interested are asked to email us in the usual way with "Request for book copies" in the subject header. There is a limit of three copies per school.
We are developing new exercises to support the teaching of Operating Systems. These are expected to be released in February 2021.
We would welcome your suggestions on further developments. To do this, you can either use the suggestions page on the site or you can email directly to: