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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.

Pycon: Education Track 2014

September 20th 2014

Computing CPD ICT Coordinator

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Pycon: Educators meet Industry Professionals and unite! Teachers are doing a fabulous job at tackling the new curriculum and as we continue our learning journey we need to make use of communities around us who are willing to help. Programming is new to many teachers, but there are loads of people who do it all… Continue Reading.

A Brave New World: The Computing Curriculum Unleashed

June 25th 2014

CPD ICT Coordinator

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This week marked my school staff’s first official introduction into the new Computing curriculum. I, myself, have been on a big journey since the Computing Programme of Study was first announced. When I first heard about it I was surprised and shocked, would we be able to teach this? How on earth would I be… 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.

Riding the routes of the Internet – do you know where your information goes?

The time is 8am and by this time in the morning I have relied on the Internet to complete 5 different tasks as part of my morning routine. Rising to the sound of my alarm, I check social media and news sites for an update into the happenings over night. Happy that the world is… Continue Reading.

Picademy: Day Two

April 18th 2014

Classroom Practice Computing CPD

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After a very long and exhausting day previously (even though it was spectacular) you can imagine that everyone rolled in a little bit later today, looking a little more bleary-eyed and not as ready-for-action or prepared for the day ahead. You’d be wrong. As the post is quite long there are some navigation bits here… 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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