Astro Pi Competition

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Raspberry Pi third birthday party event in Cambridge. While I was there I took the opportunity to talk to the lovely Dave Honess about the competition he is helping to run for Raspberry Pi in collaboration with the UK Space Agency, Astro Pi. The competition was launchedContinue reading “Astro Pi Competition”

Coding Evening and BETT 2015

This week I decided to do something a little different – I’ve seen lots of people chatting about Raspberry Jams (meetups for Pi lovers), I’ve been to a Code Club meetup which had a lot of volunteers and not a lot of teachers and I’ve been to a CAS hub for teachers in Hammersmith. TheContinue reading “Coding Evening and BETT 2015”

2015 – the year of new stuff

I’ve not posted for a while – things have been busy – my father passed away in October and so I have been dealing with that, but as time has moved on and a new term has started I feel ready to dive back in head first. Anyway, that’s no excuse – my goal forContinue reading “2015 – the year of new stuff”

Museum of London Computing/History Consultation Evening

On Wednesday evening I visited the Museum of London after seeing an advert in my weekly CAS email offering a £40 amazon voucher to spend two hours looking at a new educational resource. They specifically requested history and/or computing teachers and were hoping for a range of both primary and secondary teachers. From what IContinue reading “Museum of London Computing/History Consultation Evening”

Testing…testing…1…2…3

So, with the start of the new term, I’ve been able to try out some of the resources I’ve mentioned with the children I teach. I’ll start with ActiveLit, the text based adventure writing programme I discovered via Twitter. Using the game I’d created over the summer, I set the Year 6 children the taskContinue reading “Testing…testing…1…2…3”