Lesson 4: Computing Heroes

Children learn about important historical figures in the field of computing, including Alan Turing, Margaret Hamilton and Steve Jobs

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding about some of the historical figures that contributed to technological advances in computing

  • Knowing some of the people who contributed to computing history

  • Identifying what some historical figures achieved

  • Researching one historical figure in detail

Lesson Plan

Historical figures in computing
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Presentation: Computing heroes part 1


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Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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