This week is Computer Science in Education Week! Yes it’s an American thing but it promotes Computer Science so I’m all in! In my classes we’ve had a look at […]
Competition breeds creativity The Lego league competition is an international competition, students all around the world take part in this every year. Last year was my first introduction to the […]
This is a great book for girls and boys (Primary or absolute beginner at Secondary level). It introduces the reader to jobs in Computer Science
Do you know who Ada Lovelace is? Did you know she was instrumental in the invention of the modern computer? Did you know she was a close friend and collaborator with Charles Babbage?
Variables have a value which the creator can assign, meaning they can vary from program to program depending on what is needed. That make sense? When I first taught variables […]
I like to start by telling learners that this is a genius word! If you can confidently go home tonight and explain what an algorithm is people will think you’ve […]
FREE resource to accompany Hr of CODE activities in December (great if you're in an IT room before Xmas)
Here you can download the free KS3 Assessment sheets I've designed to support the changes in assessment we've begun this year.
FREE assessment e-safety resource used with Yr7 at the start of the academic year.
Quick, easy and FREE web design starter activity
FREE resources to support teaching CTECH ICT with 6th form
How has technology had an impact on society? If you’re over 25 you might be able to list a number of ways, that’d be because you’ve seen those developments, before […]
A bone of contention… Many IT rooms in the 90’s and 00’s were designed on the basis of “how many PCs can we cram into the room?”, rather than; “What’s […]
Clouds in school The concept has been around ages! 6 years ago I tried very hard to convince a school that this was the future, to no avail, thankfully my […]
Coding Coding Coding You’re not going to escape coding any times soon, certainly not in the next couple of years as the government and more vocal coding teachers push its […]
Innovative approach to praise & Reward Games, be they being played at home on a console, or in school on a phone students love games. A colleague was very keen […]
Box set of technology arrived at school today for my new programming club! Including Raspberries, cameras, and the wonderful book ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi‘ by Carrie Anne Philbin. It’s a […]
If you are looking for a trip to inspire young programmers, ICT students, history students, citizenship students, this exhbition has it all. The Science Museum Alan Turing Exhibition in London […]
SCRATCH! This week Year 9 CORE ICT were set the task of creating their own ‘shark attack’ game using SCRATCH software. The instructions for the game came from an excellent resource […]
I now live not too far from Blechely Park, and when I first moved here it was one of the places I made a point to visit. But not because […]