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#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.

Game Review – T.I.M.E Stories, Estrella Drive

Game Review – T.I.M.E Stories, Estrella Drive

In Hollywood, the ghosts of the past never sleep! We embarked on our next adventure into the past with Estrella Drive, the sixth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories. Would it live up to the high expectations set by previous expansions? Find out here…

2017 – My year in review

2017 – My year in review

2017 for me has been an amazing year! While life has taken a very different direction, leaving me less and less time to write, I’ve still loved every minute. Here’s a look back at the highlights…

Blog Self Assessment – How Was 2017 For Your Blog?

Blog Self Assessment – How Was 2017 For Your Blog?

My blog has always been very personal to me. Even the things I review are always games or experiences I would genuinely do myself, so it’s very much a reflection of my life. As such, I’ve never really gone back and analysed it, so here goes…

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 […]

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 First Look – NO SPOILERS

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 First Look – NO SPOILERS

Pandemic Legacy Season 2. It’s similar, but not the same… This article is a ‘first look’ at Pandemic Legacy Season 2. The information contained does not include any spoilers. Everything discussed here can be found on first look inside the box and completion of a […]

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.

Game Review – All Out War, wave two

Game Review – All Out War, wave two

All Out War was my first venture into the world of miniatures, and I was impressed. Would the second wave keep us satisfied, or leave us wanting more?

Top Picks for Grimmfest 2017

Top Picks for Grimmfest 2017

Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of horror, cult and fantastic film is back; bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever before!

Glamp it up with a Yurt in North Wales

Glamp it up with a Yurt in North Wales

When travelling to North Wales for our Go Below Underground Adventure, we decided to extend our trip to a weekend stay, and opted for glamping in a yurt!

Game Review – Codenames: Duet

Game Review – Codenames: Duet

Codenames has been a party game favourite of ours for a long time, and they’ve finally released a two-player version, Codenames Duet!