Authors: Saquib Razak, Huda Gedawy, Nour Tabet, Wanda Dann and Don Slater
Abstract: Education boards and ministries across the world are realizing the importance of computing education in K-12 as evidenced by changes to grade school curriculum in several countries. Department of Education in UK, recently introduced a new computing programme of study for the National Curriculum in England. In this paper, we present an Alice-based implementation of this curriculum. We present how Alice programming environment can be used to teach the subject content enumerated by the new curriculum. We also present a course plan for year 7 and 8 students with topic lists and schedule. We are currently using this computing course plan in a local schools and also present some initial results of student performance.
Keywords: -component; Alice, Computing, Curriculum, Middle Schools