Over the past few days, I joined a number of fellow Computing educators, including Miles Berry, Phil Bagge and Mark Martin (AKA Urban Teacher), at the New Technologies in Education Show, which was organised by the British Council in Serbia.
I delivered two presentations, which can be found here:
Physical Computing in the Primary Classroom
What to do when they’ve had too much Scratch?
There’s also lots of images being Tweeted about, with some of the less embarrassing ones shown below…
Raspberry Pi and Computing at School launched their new “Hello world magazine” at the BETT show this week. The magazine’s website is here and there’s an article by myself, which can be found on pg. 44, comparing the UK curriculum with Exploring Computer Science’s curriculum, which is increasingly used in schools across the USA.
I was delighted to see my “Let’s get physical” appear recently in the TES EdTech special. The article can be read here
I was kindly been asked by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to present on their stand at BETT today. My presentation can be found on Slide Share and the various Python / Scratch programs by dowloading the bett2017 zip file.
Most programs are adapted from Raspberry Pi’s tutorials here, with the Minecraft guidance here The selfie taken during the session using the Pi’s camera is below…
I was recently asked by Rising Stars to write a blog post about my experience of using their second edition of Switched on Computing. Details of my experience teaching their We are network technicians unit can be found here
A quick blog post to share the two session presentations from the first Computing at School Mid Bucks Primary Hub, which were:
Using tablets to teach programming in the primary classroom
What to do when they’ve had enough of Scratch?
Further resources linked to the sessions can be found here
Thanks for the positive feedback about the sessions and to the researchers who attended from FMCC (Foundation for Multimedia Communications) in Tokyo, Japan. All being well, our next meeting will be in early December.
Thanks to all you that attended my presentation on “Using tablets to programming in the primary classroom”. The Prezi can be found here or is embedded below:
The “Grid of apps”, which has been updated for Summer 2016, can be found here – Grid_of_apps_Summer_2016
After being inspired by Alan O’Donohoe’s work at Nic Hughes school recently – https://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/surfing-safely-in-hammersmith/ last week I ran a “family e-safety hackathon” for the children and parents at Swanbourne House School.
Details of the event, including examples of the work produced by the children and parents working together, can be found on the SHS Digital Leaders’ blog – http://shsdl.weebly.com/blog/family-e-safety-hackathon
Last year, I wrote an article for Creative Teaching and Learning magazine on The best apps for primary programming. The team there kindly sent a paper copy of the magazine to me today, as seen below:
An extract from the magazine can viewed here – CTL_extract or you’re able to purchase the article from here – http://library.teachingtimes.com/articles/best-apps-primary-programming.htm
My Prezi for the CAS London workshop is available below to view or here – http://prezi.com/5lunf-caqmco/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
An example of the finished Scratch program can be found here – https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/97896014/
The example code blocks can be found here – Virtual Pet Examples (PDF) Virtual Pet Examples (Word)
My Scratch booklet to help teachers of KS2 pupils, which is rated with five stars on the TES, can be found here – http://computingchampions.co.uk/scratch/