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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!

Doctor Robot’s Heart Rate Monitor – Raspberry Pi Project

Doctor Robot’s Heart Rate Monitor – Raspberry Pi Project

Our Picademy hack was Doctor Robot’s Heart Rate Monitor, & involved hooking the Adafruit Heart Rate Educational Kit up to our Raspberry Pi & blinking an LED

Picademy – The best CDP you’ll ever experience

Picademy – The best CDP you’ll ever experience

This week I attended the Picademy CPD training in Manchester, and I’m pretty sure that this is by far the best CPD out there!

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Making the most of WordPress – plugin essentials

Making the most of WordPress – plugin essentials

With over 40,000 plugins to choose from, it’s easy to get carried away, so we’ve put together a simple guide of some essential (and free) WordPress plugins so you can get the most from your website.

A basic guide to getting found on the web using Google Search Console

A basic guide to getting found on the web using Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a quick and easy to use service that provides useful insights into how your site appears in Google, and helps to identify errors which require attention.

Making the most of WordPress – SEO for idiots

Making the most of WordPress – SEO for idiots

Want to ensure your WordPress site is optimised for SEO, but no idea where to begin? This handy guide gets you up and running in minutes using highly recommended plugin Yoast SEO.

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