To learn programming, it’s best to have some real problems which need solving. This article looks at several examples of the applications I’ve created, and why.Read More
Four interesting and stimulating websites with which you may not be familiar. Use them to spark discussion about and ideas for Computing projects.Read More
A few useful articles that you may not have come across before. They cover:
- project-based learning
- teen depression and cyberbullying and
- how to reduce the possibility of having your training stolen.
I’ve long been an advocate of project-based learning, or PBL. Done properly, it can be much richer in terms of learning opportunities, and more fun. I believe it is entirely applicable to the teaching of the new Computing Programme of Study, for the following 8 reasons.Read More
Some topics to discuss arising from a recent survey, plus a possible Computing project for your kids.Read More
Here's a collection of articles you may have missed, on a variety of subjects including Brexit, Master teachers and ebooks.Read More
You can't just give kids half a term to solve a problem and expect them to be able to just get on with it. This article suggests a simple approach that will help them get used to working on projects.Read More
In this new series I look at some of my best and worst lessons in ICT and Computing, and analyse what caused them to work -- or not.Read More
I remember clearly looking at the first draft of the new curriculum and just being totally shocked by the degree of change. It had been clearly signalled that the new draft would be a step-change, but I didn’t appreciate the shift which was about to take place. Almost nothing remained from the previous programme, save a few references to digital resources and, in a later draft, safe use of technology. So it was clear that some serious work was going to be needed to make sure our school adapted.