Teach Computing

Sharing thoughts and ideas about teaching computing in school

“I got a 1″ , thanks to #JamPackedUK

2014 has certainly been an event-full (pun) year for me in many respects from the highs of winning awards and funding grants to the lows of losing cherished colleagues and … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · 16 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
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