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Hackathons as CPD for Computer Science Teachers

Hackathons as CPD for Computer Science Teachers

Hackathons are often considered the playground of the seasoned developer, but they’re also the perfect CPD for Computer Science Teachers! Here’s why…

Using Paired Programming to support SEN students

Using Paired Programming to support SEN students

In pursuit of an inclusive classroom, we can take inspiration from Industry and use paired programming to support SEN students in Computing.

Enrich your Computer Science Curriculum with these initiatives

Enrich your Computer Science Curriculum with these initiatives

Discover a number of free initiatives that you can quickly implement in schools with minimal effor to enrich your Computer Science Curriculum.

#caschat – Applying for Computer Science Teacher roles

#caschat – Applying for Computer Science Teacher roles

If you’re looking for your first or next teaching role in Computer Science, here are some handy tips from #caschat to take you from application to job offer!

#CASChat – Top Tips for PGCE Students

#CASChat – Top Tips for PGCE Students

In October 2017 I hosted a #CASChat with Top Tips for PGCE Students. Usually, after a #CASChat the conversation is put into a Storify for people to catch up on or look back at, but with Storify about to close down, I’m preserving the conversation here.

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¬†teachers 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.