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The best CPD for UK Computing Teachers

The best CPD for UK Computing Teachers

In light of the recent After the Reboot report, it is evident that computing┬áteachers desperately need to be supported into accessing quality CPD. While there are surrounding issues I cannot fix, I can help signpost teachers to quality free CPD support. So if you’re looking […]

After the reboot – providing support for computing teachers

After the reboot – providing support for computing teachers

In 2012 the Royal Society published a report entitled ‘Shut down or restart?’ which looked at the current provision of Computer Science education in UK schools. In an age where digital literacy is paramount, and the UK is facing a huge skills shortage in technical […]

New generation of laptops: pi-top

New generation of laptops: pi-top

Inspire the future! pi-top strives to inspire inventors and creators to seek the skills of tomorrow and create their future, today.

More workshops announced in Manchester for National Coding Week 2017

More workshops announced in Manchester for National Coding Week 2017

More workshops have been announced across Manchester for National Coding Week, see more details here. All events are free to attend!

Lesson plan – Converting hexadecimal to binary and denary

Lesson plan – Converting hexadecimal to binary and denary

Here is a Hexadecimal conversion lesson plan for you to use, covering Hex, converting to/from Binary and Denary, with fun ice breaker and plenary.

National Coding Week Manchester 2017

National Coding Week Manchester 2017

Want to know how we’re celebrating National Coding Week 2017 in Manchester? Look no further… The first workshops have been announced!

Lesson plan – EduBlocks, hide a diamond find a diamond

Lesson plan – EduBlocks, hide a diamond find a diamond

Use EduBlocks in the classroom to ease the transition from Scratch to Python. Follow this simple lesson plan for the hide a diamond find a diamond tutorial.

Becoming a teacher – PGCE Secondary Computer Science

Becoming a teacher – PGCE Secondary Computer Science

Put together my love of teaching and my passion for inspiring young people with technology and you get my next career – a Computer Science teacher!

AIY Projects with Raspberry Pi & Google

AIY Projects with Raspberry Pi & Google

AIY Projects is a free hardware kit which enables you to add voice interaction to Raspberry Pi projects, & was issued free with MagPi 57.

EMF Camp 2016

EMF Camp 2016

EMF Camp is a non-profit UK camping festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things, occurring every two years

My First High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Launch

My First High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Launch

Last week I experienced my first High Altitude Balloon (HAB) launch, by helping Wigan Council launch a Pi into (near) space & chasing it across the country.

The growth of CodeUp

The growth of CodeUp

CodeUp was devised in November 2014 as a code club for adults, has grown over the past 18 months, and is now branching out!



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