Stop Low-Level Plagiarism!

Welcome to the fourth in the weekly series of top-IT-tips, officially the world’s most sarcastic effort to get everyone using technology to enhance teaching and learning. This week I’m tackling something deep seated in our culture. Stop Low-Level Plagiarism! It’s a common problem today that students genuinely think that ‘doing some research’ involves a quick...
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Classroom Management for Computers

Welcome to the third in the weekly series of top-IT-tips, filled to the brim with sarcasm galore, in an effort to get everyone using technology to enhance teaching and learning. A big hello to Mr. Wilson this week, who used last week’s tips with some of his students, and he promises me that their PowerPoints...
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You Suck at PowerPoint (and how to get better)

Welcome to the second in a weekly series of top-IT-tips, topped with copious sarcasm, in an effort to get everyone using technology to enhance teaching and learning. This week, my second biggest concern. You Suck at PowerPoint (and how to get better) Yes. Yes you do. Me too. This isn’t because of your technical skills,...
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Email: Content vs Attachments

Welcome to the first in a series of top-IT-tips to get you properly using technology to enhance teaching and learning. This week I’m tackling probably my biggest gripe ever. Email: Content vs Attachemnts Please stop getting email wrong. The content of an email should be all of the information that you want to communicate, it’s...
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What does the Fox say? GCSE Computing assignment

I was struck with what I think is *hopefully* a little bit of inspiration earlier, whilst watching the video to current sensation ‘What does the Fox say‘ to work out what all the fuss was about I realised this might make an amusing programming assignment for GCSE computing. It’s taking a ‘same but different’ approach...
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Systems Development Lifecycle Poster for Computing and ICT

Teaching the Systems Development Lifecycle is fun, there’s loads to find out about but when students aren’t doing this development as part of their daily practice then they can start to forget the different parts of it. Why not eliminate that problem from your classroom practice and take this poster that you can use to...
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