The MOOC has landed!

A few months ago, I published a post titled Proposal for a GCSE Computing MOOC in which I described an idea I was considering to support other teachers with the teaching of GCSE Computer Science. Well, the good news is it’s now ready for use at – http://courses.exa.foundation The problem: I taught GCSE Computing over a…

Proposal for a GCSE Computing MOOC

About one third of my work since joining Exa Education has been supporting the teaching of Computing in UK schools. I’m constantly looking for new solutions to help me scale-up my support to other teachers and I’d like to share a proposal for a MOOC to support the teaching of GCSE Computing and enlist a…

An Ace In The Hole

If you’re a subscriber to this blog you’ll know that after teaching in mainstream education for 21 years I recently joined Exa Education, a business providing internet connections to thousands of schools across the UK. Part of my role is to promote safe, secure and appropriate use of technology. As I gaze down into the…

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 teaching computing in schools. I recorded a podcast episode in which I tried to explain my rationale for using the Little Man Computer. You can…

PyConUK – What’s in it for me?

I arranged a CAS online meeting on Tuesday 4th September at 8pm (GMT) The main reasons were… 1. to introduce Nick Tollervey, an enthusiastic Python developer I met at the PyConUK conference last year with a keen interest in supporting Computing education. 2. to allow Nick to explain what plans he has to include teachers…

Guardian Resources

Alan O’Donohoe (teknoteacher) is a Computing & IT teacher Our Lady’s High School, Preston. In his blog, teachcomputing he is very enthusiastic about sharing resources with teachers who are new to computing or who are looking to refresh their viewpoint. When we asked him to share a list exclusively for Guardian Teacher Network, he found…