Introduction to Python – Posters

Since I’ve turned to the dark side, and been developing A-Level resources for Python, I thought I’d take a stab at putting some of the more important syntax into poster form so that I can distribute them around the classroom. So far there are four posters, I’ve got them in my RedBubble shop if you’d...
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Second Generation Custom Exercise Books

I’m sure that some of you remember my post from last year: Print on demand for better Learning, where I explained the thinking behind my efforts to produce custom exercise books for my post-16 Computing students. Well, after a year of use and some very interesting impacts on teaching and learning we decided that it would be...
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The Best Twenty Quid I’ve Ever Spent (for Teaching and Learning) #TMCotham

At #TMCotham last night I delivered a very well received 5-minute presentation, all about the best investment I ever made into the teaching and learning in my department. So what was it that I spent that fateful £20 on that really changed things for us? Amazon link to buy the glasses What Was I Looking...
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The tl;dr Revision Guide: Computing F452

This week I’ve launched the first in a new line of revision guides. Here’s a little look at what’s inside and what it’s all about. tl;dr is internet-speak for too long, didn’t read… or possibly too lazy, didn’t revise. ×If you think you can summarise your exam content in 24 pages or less then get in...
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Not everyone has a computer at home… but maybe they should

I heard this for the umpteenth time recently, you know how it goes, “Well, that’s all well and good but not everyone has a computer at home.” and I just wanted to scream. At this point in time not having a computing device at home is a real issue for anyone, not just students. If you...
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Four Part Strategic Lesson Planning #TMNSL

This is adapted from a presentation given at #TMNSL Thursday, 20th March 2014 Download the medium term plan template Yes, of course I’m nearly done with the planning, but remind me; what was I meant to be planning for? Have you ever spent your entire Summer planning for the upcoming year only to have all...
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