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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Programming Literacy Posters

I’ve been thinking of ways of supporting literacy in our department, more than that programming literacy. And there’s nothing out there to support it, not a bit. Now there is, I’ve knocked up some very nice posters to support students in understanding Common Programming Symbols, Programming Constructs and Data Types all fully accessible for GCSE and A...
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