The next issue of the Digital Education will soon be out. Here's a brief guide to what's in it.
Professor Sarah Younie and her colleagues are undertaking research about, er, research. Do you find educational research useful in your teaching? What would make it more useful? Please take part in a brief survey that is looking into questions like these.
Fotojet is an online design application. Here's what I thought of it.
A lighthearted look at rubrics as a form of assessment.
A comic strip that, for me at least, encapsulates what has befallen the Computing curriculum in England.
Has the Computing Programme of Study been an unequivocal success? In my article It Wasn’t Me Wot Done It, Sir! The Depressing State Of Computing As A Subject, I said that many students were voting against Computing qualifications with their feet, and also that girls were under-represented. Moreover, I stated that the situation was entirely predictable (many of us indeed had predicted it).
In this article I set out what I see as the key milestones in the journey to where we are now. I have included quotes from the sources, and also given the source in each case so that you can check out the sources yourself.
What a fascinating idea: using drones as part of the curriculum. This book tells you much of what you need to know.
The next issue of Digital Education is just about to be published. It includes a chance to get a free book, and a competition. Read on to find out what else is in it.
Here in England, students are voting with their feet: the numbers studying Computing at higher levels are going down. I hate to say "We told you so" but....
It's not as if nobody warned 'them'.
The Computing curriculum doesn't have to sound boring and nothing but coding.
Listen to my interview with Vicki Davis about how to get the most out of #iste17 and other conferences -- and grab my book for £0.99/$0.99 or equivalent (plus VAT if applicable) -- a third of its usual price.
What's my day looking like so far? Main item on my to-do list: don't die from the heat. My most-looking forward to item? Writing the latest issue of my newsletter.