Teach Computing

Sharing thoughts and ideas about teaching computing in school

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 · Leave a 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 · Leave a comment

#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

Computer Science CPD Training Opportunities

This week I ventured into some new territory as I led two training events in Birmingham for teachers new to Computer Science. My school has entered into an arrangement with … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hack Jam 1 #MakerParty

Last summer, as part of Young Rewired State (YRS), we ran a summer coding camp at our school. I wrote a blog post (here) about it at the time. The … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Programming for GCSE Computing

I’ve mentioned quite a few times before that people often ask me which particular GCSE Computing specification I would recommend. Having only ever taught one of them (OCR GCSE Computing), … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

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