Here’s a quick look at How to think like a coder, by Jim Christian.Read More
The review in a nutshell: well-structured, well-written and informative.Read More
A short book packed with useful advice.Read More
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Here is a short review of this book about algorithms.Read More
This is one of a current spate of books about the in-built bias found in many automated processes.Read More
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This book looks at the benefits of writing in order to reflect on and improve your practice, and suggests numerous exercises for doing so.Read More
I’ve started to read this book, and so far it’s very interesting. I’ll be reviewing this and several others in my newsletter, Digital Education. I’ll also be running a prize draw to win a copy of Reflective Practice. Read on for more information.Read More
What does a book on vocabulary have to do with teaching Computing? Believe it or not, Closing the Vocabulary Gap has some useful information and insights for the ed tech teacher. Read on for the review, and how you can enter a prize draw to win a copy of the book.Read More
The seminar sessions at this year's London Book Fair look great. Here are three reasons I think the London Book Fair is a great event, and a link to my top 11 seminar sessions (so far).Read More
David J Longman reviews this new collection of essays on the theme of what the research says about using technology to enhance learning and teaching.Read More
You would hardly believe the ridiculous things that 'genius' men have said about women's capabilities. I can't help thinking that if Ada Lovelace had been a man we'd have had computers at least one generation before we did. Anyway, here are my views on a book that deals with the issue.Read More
A great sideways glance at modern life, including our relationships with technnology.Read More
Here's an insider's view of what it's like to be a newly qualified teacher in an inner city school.Read More
I always dread having to open any kind of manual. For a start, it’s against the natural order of things. (I don’t ask for directions either, even when I’m hopelessly lost.) Secondly, they usually seem to be written for people for whom they are superfluous.
Imagine, then, what a pleasant surprise it was to open this book and discover that it is not only well-structured, but an enjoyable read.
I wouldn’t say it is bedtime reading exactly (mind you, I used to read books on Excel functions and VBA before retiring for the night). However, it is very comprehensive.
For example, if you are interested in setting up your Pi to take time-lapse video, this book takes you step by step through the process.
If you’re serious about pushing your Raspberry Pi to its limits, and even if you’re already pretty familiar with what it can do, this book is a must-have for your bookshelf or workbench.
Raspberry PI User Guide (Amazon affiliate link)
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What's worse than being governed by algorithms? Not even knowing what the algorithm is doing. This very timely and readable book lifts the lid of what goes on in many walks of life.Read More
This book has received 22 five star reviews in total so far, and is the TESOL Institute's featured book. Read on for more information, and for details on how you can buy a personalised version.Read More
One of the most fundamental of so-called '21st century skills' is surely knowing how to interact with other people. This book contains some interesting strategies, though I am not sure all of them will work in the UK!Read More