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About raychambers

I am currently teaching ICT at Uppingham Community College in Uppingham, Rutland. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.

Microsoft Global Forum 2014 – Barcelona

This week have had the honour of attending the global forum in Barcelona. Early last year I submitted an application to become an Expert Educator for Microsoft. The application process was simple, I had developed a project using Touch Develop … Continue reading

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Hour of code: Reflection

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited down to London to launch the hour of code. I had a fantastic time and was honoured to teach over 50 students at one time. The event started with some amazing … Continue reading

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Another day of coding, Another App

With the U.K hour of code being explored this week, I’ve set my students the challenge of collaborating with their teachers to come up with some apps for lessons. Although many of them have made apps to help the lesson, … Continue reading

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An App A Day….

So yesterday I featured two apps produced by students while I was at the launch of the UK Hour of code! Today… here’s another. Student Dawid Czajka is 13 from Uppingham Community College and developed an app after coming to … Continue reading

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Hour Of Code….here it comes….

On March 3rd-6th http://uk.code.org/ are dedicating the week to an hour of code. The aim is to inspire developers of the future. It will introduce one hour of introduction into computer science which should make it more interesting and engaging … Continue reading

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Two Apps For Teachers made by a Teacher

So recently I had the pleasure of going to BETT, yes it seems like it was a while ago now…. I was invited to present the work that my students had been doing around App development. Our students at Uppingham … Continue reading

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Using Skype to explain Algorithms and BODMAS!

Recently at Uppingham Community College, the IT/Computing department has been working with other teachers around the school to encourage the use of other technologies in lessons. Not for the sake of using Technology but as a method of engagement. Many … Continue reading

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UCC – Appathon

At UCC we’ve been encouraging more students to take part in coding and one of the big things we have been doing is getting our students to develop apps along side their teachers. Some students have had apps already published … Continue reading

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UCC Teach Meet

This week assistant head Dave Anderson and I hosted a Teach Meet at our school to encourage teachers to share their good practice. It was a great opportunity for people to share their ideas and their passion for teaching. There … Continue reading

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