Recent examples of content are outlined below, including a link to the appropriate article, video, etc where feasible.

Magazines

TES (Times Educational Supplement) – https://www.tes.com/ – authoring articles and providing comments on computing related content, including https://www.tes.com/magazine/archived/lets-get-physical 

Academic text books

Computing curriculum: new opportunities for communication and collaboration – Unlocking Speaking and Listening – https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315232676-11/computing-curriculum-neil-rickus 

Educational resources

Computing at School – Primary leaders’ toolkit – https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/leading-computing/primary-leaders-toolkit

Barefoot Computing – Various lesson plans and resources, including Climate Champions and Be Cyber Smart – https://www.barefootcomputing.org/cyber  Educational consultant for Phisherman game – https://barefootgames.org/the-phisherman 

National Centre for Computing Education – Teach Computing Curriculum – Various lesson plans and resources, including Y4 – Audio Editing – https://teachcomputing.org/curriculum/key-stage-2/creating-media-audio-editing and Y6 – 3D Modelling – https://teachcomputing.org/curriculum/key-stage-2/creating-media-3d-modelling 

Cambridge Assessment International – Author / Reviewer of Primary and Lower Secondary Digital Literacy – https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/curriculum/digital-literacy/ and Computing – https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/curriculum/computing/ curriculum content

Other – Programming with Scratch – A step-by-step guide, linked to the English National Curriculum, for primary school teacher – Revision 3 (Summer 2018)

Web

Computing at School – Regular contributor of website content, including – https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/news-and-blogs/2021/september/reflecting-on-remote-education 

Rising Stars – Author of website content, including blog posts – https://www.risingstars-uk.com/blog/november-2016-(1)/we-are-network-technicians 

ViewSonic – Guest blogger for a range of posts, including – https://www.viewsonic.com/library/education/what-is-blended-learning/

Videos, webinars and podcasts

British Computer Society (BCS) – What parents need to know about the power of positive gaming – https://www.bcs.org/events-calendar/2021/november/webinar-what-parents-need-to-know-about-the-power-of-positive-gaming/ 

#exaflicks – High score panel discussion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkVFXTyWNRE

Hello World Podcast – Do not disturb: how to keep well when teaching – https://helloworld.raspberrypi.org/articles/podcast 

YouTube – Content examples include: – First use of BBC micro:bit app for iOS – https://youtu.be/uUBuhCpfeOQ – CAS Inspire – Active minds, active bodies – Treasure Hunt – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYBtcXZLQUM – CAS Virtual Showcase 2021 – Resources and guidance to support primary computing leads – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeciOFRaGDQ – Barefoot Live – https://youtu.be/fEJFMBd9IKs 

CPD resources

National Centre for Computing Education – Author – Assessing computational thinking in primary schools – https://teachcomputing.org/courses/CP457/assessing-computational-thinking-in-primary-schools-short-course – Co-author – Computing for non-specialist KS3 teachers; Outstanding teaching of GCSE computer science

European Schoolnet (Belgium) – Co-Author / Presenter – How to teach primary computing MOOC – https://www.mooc-list.com/course/how-teach-computing-introduction-concepts-tools-and-resources-primary-teachers-european

CPD and conference sessions

CPD and conference workshops and presentations are delivered on a weekly basis. Recent sessions of note include:

British Council (Serbia) – New Technologies in Education Show – Presenter – https://www.britishcouncil.rs/en/new-technologies/speakers

BETT – Regular presenter – https://uk.bettshow.com/speakers/neil-rickus-1 including numerous sessions over the past ten years – https://www.slideshare.net/NeilRickus/raspberry-pi-microbit-awesome 

Computer Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA) (USA) – Regular presenter – https://csteachers.org/page/csta-2021 

National Centre for Computing Education – Senior Facilitator for online and remote courses for primary and secondary teachers