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Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Hertfordshire and a member of the Centre for STEM Education. He is also the Computing tutor on the Primary PGCE course at Brunel University, London and an external examiner for Roehampton University, London. His work is increasingly recognised at an international level and, over the past year, Neil presented at the US Computer Science Teacher Association CSTA) conference in Nebraska, USA, and at the Global Scratch conference in Bordeaux, France. Neil has also recently worked as a consultant for Cambridge University in Astana, Kazakhstan and was a lead contributor to European Schoolnet Academy’s (Brussels) “How to teach computing” MOOC. Neil is an assessor for the CAS / BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching, a Raspberry Pi, Microsoft and Google Certified Educator, and a CEOP Ambassador. Find out more.
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Most recent blog posts
For a while now, I’ve had a scheme of work available here. I was recently contacted on Twitter to see if there were any example resources or output available, so I have uploaded them here.
In July, I was able to attend and deliver a number of sessions at the Computer Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA) conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I’d previously visited schools in California to see how they deliver Exploring Computer Science http://www.exploringcs.org/ so I was particularly interested to hear how other areas of the country implemented their CS curriculum. Read more about Visiting Omaha, Nebraska for the CSTA 2018 conference[…]
Now work has quietened down slightly for the academic year, I’ve had a chance to play with the Beta version of Scratch 3.0, which can be found at https://preview.scratch.mit.edu/ The interface feels much cleaner and more in line with other block based programming environments, such as the Tickle app. However, the area I’m most interested in Read more about Scratch 3.0 and the micro:bit[…]
Thanks to all of you for attending my sessions in Norfolk this afternoon. The various resources were adapted from mb4ps.co.uk For those of you wishing to use Python, the microbit drop in- beginner and microbit drop in- intermediate sheets are available for download. For those of you unable to attend, or simply reading this blog Read more about Norfolk libraries[…]