Teach Computing

Sharing thoughts and ideas about teaching computing in school

Jam Packed roadshow, to tour up North

Those of you who follow my activity on twitter as @teknoteacher, may well have seen or heard me make recent reference to my latest project titled ‘Jam Packed’. Jam Packed … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Little Man Computer (LMC) on the Raspberry Pi, #pyconuk

I remember a Sunday night, 11th May 2014, there was a discussion on Twitter started by Alex Bradbury questioning the extent to which the Little Man Computer was required for … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teknoteaching: programming in the classroom

Teknoteaching: programming in the classroom is the second part of the interview with Neil Brown of University of Kent.

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raspberry Jamming

“Raspberry Jamming” is a blog post featuring an interview written up by Neil Brown of University of Kent.

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Please vote to help me bring about positive social change

What’s this all about then? The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards is a UK scheme for “recognising people who harness the internet to bring about positive social change”. Past winners include Carrie … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Do girls prefer to code in groups?

I consider myself an active member of the Computing At School community, and regularly read and contribute to the forum discussions there. This morning, I had a bit of a … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“How do we teach programming in schools?”

On a busy forum that I subscribe to, a forum member started a very active thread with the question “How do we teach programming in schools?”. Although the original poster of … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Inspire and Engage Learners with “Play, Hack + Share”

Play Hack & Share In the 20+ years I’ve been teaching I’ve watched our UK education system become increasingly focussed on results. It’s clearly going to be difficult to persuade … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

#TeachComputing CPD Events in 2014-15

  “You don’t need glossy textbooks, iPads or a class set of Raspberry Pi computers to be an effective teacher. The best resource you have available is you. Invest as … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabotage: Teach Debugging By Stealth

The majority of my work at the moment is supporting ICT teachers who want to introduce and develop Computing within their own curriculum ahead of the changes planned for September … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 7 Comments
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