Classroom Practice

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.

New year, new kids, new iPad-related ideas…

September 13th 2014

Classroom Practice iPad

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New year, new kids, new iPad-related ideas… So…the new term is always interesting for me, a time to think about what I will do differently from the previous year and what will stay the same. This year I had a new element of consideration as it was my second school year with 1:1 iPads. You… Continue Reading.

MK:Pi – Introductions and Hellos

Following my time at Picademy, I decided to set up a local Raspberry Pi Networking group to try and connect with other schools that are using Raspberry Pis. Not only this, I wanted to show other schools what could be done on Raspberry Pis and how they could play an important role in the implementation… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Pi in the Classroom – Step 3

Now, the children understand what a computer is – what do I do with it now? If you have not read my first and second posts on this subject: Raspberry Pi in the Classroom – Step 1: I have a Pi but I haven’t plugged it in and I’m not sure where to start… and… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Pi in the Classroom – Step 2

Now, should I plug in the Pi? How will I know what to do? If you have not read my first post on this subject: Raspberry Pi in the Classroom – Step 1: I have a Pi but I haven’t plugged it in and I’m not sure where to start… then you might want to… Continue Reading.

“Miss, Miss, Can I…” – To name or not to name?

May 19th 2014

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This weekend I stumbled across a Guardian debate about whether or not teachers should be called by their first name. You can see the original article here. The article begins with a story of a teacher, whom had previously been referred to as ‘Professor’ due to her level of expertise, experiencing a pupil’s unavoidable habit… Continue Reading.

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Switched on iPad: Science

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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