Teach Computing

Sharing thoughts and ideas about teaching computing in school

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

This blog post contains lots of links to other sites and pages. Please let me know if you have problems finding/opening any of them.  “You don’t need glossy textbooks, iPads … 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

Tech Fest Dubai, Teaching With Raspberry Pi

This week I’ve been teaching/training in Dubai as a guest of Dubai English Speaking College. While I was there I led a series of Raspberry Pi workshops for teachers, children … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
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