Picademy: Day One

Wow, what a day! It is now 10pm on what has proved to be an exhaustingly amazing day at the first ever Picademy. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Picademy as someone who has used a Pi in a classroom setting, particularly in a primary setting. I was told… Continue Reading.

Picademy – Live Blog

April 13th 2014

CPD ICT Coordinator Raspberry Pi

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Below is my live blog which myself, and anyone else tweeting with the #Picademy hashtag contributed to throughout the two days at Picademy. It includes many photos and examples of lots of people’s ideas and hard work and not just my own. I was merely a collator. I used Twitter to post to the live… Continue Reading.

Bett 2014

January 24th 2014

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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My live blogging from visiting Bett 2014


August 28th 2013

Classroom Practice CPD

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Today I was lucky enough to be taking part in a SonicPi workshop at the National Museum of Computing who have spent a very busy summer providing a range of activities for local children. The workshop was specifically aimed at 10 – 13 year old girls and aimed to get them to be creative whilst… Continue Reading.

Reflective Practice

March 9th 2013

Classroom Practice CPD

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Whilst attending a series of ‘Creative Maths’ courses funded by the LEA I have not only been exposed to a fantastic range of lesson activities and ideas but also to how to improve lessons through reflection and observation with a colleague. Now I always try to be reflective in my practice, one of the main… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet MK

1st March 2013

A year in the world of Twitter…

March 1st 2013

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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This February half term has been my 1 year anniversary on Twitter (actively using, not since I first signed up) and I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the impact that this has had on me, my teaching, my class and our learning. This time last year it was my NQT year and… Continue Reading.

The journey of one lonely tweet

February 13th 2013

Classroom Practice CPD

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One evening I was aimlessly looking through tweets on Twitter and I came across a very cool idea. Showing the power of Twitter visually, by mapping all the places people retweet it in a close amount of time. Below you can see the journey of my one little tweet in roughly 3 hours – I… Continue Reading.

Apple Teacher

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Picademy Lead Learner


Google Certified Innovator

Certified Innovator

Map Flag Counter

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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