Category Archives: Education

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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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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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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From WordPress to App…

So recently, you might have noticed that I’ve started to have a bit of an obsession with Windows 8 Apps. I’ve been making a lot of apps using the TouchDevelop platform. I had been teaching my students how to build … Continue reading

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Publishing a Touch Develop App

Over the last couple of months, I have been developing a scheme of work which will allow teachers and students to build applications for Windows 8 devices. Last year, I started a programming group at lunch and got them to … Continue reading

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