Gender Bias in Computing: Exploring Brotopia

When working in education, it often seems like big technology companies have it all. Whilst we’re tied to our desks, they can come and go as they please, whilst we’re marking through our holidays they’re getting flown to exotic locations, whilst we have to provide our own milk if we want to drink tea, they’re… Continue Reading.

CAS Research Meeting: Evidence-based Pedagogy

February 25th 2019

Classroom Practice Computing Reflection

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I am one of those people, who have always had an interest in research, but as a teacher, rarely has time to go and find it. This has changed slightly over the last few years, as I’ve been working on my Masters, but as a general rule, it’s on the wishlist of things I’d love… Continue Reading.

My take on the Computing Curriculum

November 15th 2016

Computing CPD ICT Coordinator

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With the new National Curriculum providing a lovely amount of detail of what Computing should look like for each year group (not) I have created my own Computing curriculum. It is by no means exhaustive and definitely needs updating 3 years down the line, but in case they are useful to others, they are here…. Continue Reading.

PyConUK 2016: A unique experience

November 6th 2016

CPD ICT Coordinator Raspberry Pi

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PyConUK is a very unique experience. I must admit, it’s the only programmer conference I have ever been to, but compared to educational conferences that I attend – PyConUK has a very different feel. This year was my third visit to PyCon as a Teacher and I still notice it. What is PyConUK? If you’ve… Continue Reading.

Computing Bytes – ‘Meet the Teacher’

I decided to organise a whole school Computing afternoon, called Computing Bytes, to get the children in my future school excited about the subject, but also to give myself a chance to meet them and introduce myself. I had one afternoon and around 400 pupils to plan for! Getting Started First things first, I couldn’t… Continue Reading.

Stereotypes and Computing

This Summer I attended the #CASinclude’s Diversity & Inclusion in Computing Education Conference 2016 where I spent some time reflecting on Girl’s attitudes towards Computing and ICT and overall stereotyped beliefs surrounding what Computing was. This was further developed by a fabulous talk by @Girls2Geeks who shared her own thoughts and experiences as the only… Continue Reading.

A New Direction: Part-Time Teaching

September 11th 2016

Classroom Practice Computing Reflection

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Becoming a part-time teacher this year, is an exciting new chapter in my teaching career. I always knew I didn’t want to progress through the hierarchy from teacher to team leader to SLT etc. as I really love the time with the children and the more you step up the ladder the further you are… Continue Reading.

The importance of relationships

September 10th 2016

Reflection

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I have had a difficult 2 years being a teacher. I know this is not unique in itself, many, many teachers struggle on from year to year, but this was a big turn around from the former years where I had previously felt so full of excitement, enthusiasm and an unquestionable love of my job…. Continue Reading.

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Contributed four lesson plans surrounding embedding the use of tablets to enhance learning in Science for Switched on iPad: Science

Teaching with Tablets

Contributed two chapters titled ‘Visible Learning’ and ‘Children as Researchers’ in Teaching with Tablets

Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Contributed some annotated lesson plans to model what to consider when ‘Planning Computing’ in Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Contributed a lesson and some discussion (half a chapter) ‘Extending Computing to Meet Individual Needs in KS2’ in Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

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