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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.

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.

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

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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.

Computing not ICT!

June 16th 2014

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Computing not ICT is really a false title. Although there has been a name-change, if you look closely at the curriculum most of it we were already teaching. ICT hasn’t gone anywhere at all and the old ‘control’ strand links nicely with a lot of the programming and algorithms objectives! Anyway, after lots of hard… 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.

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