Category Archives: Education

Switched On Computing – Tutorial Samples

So at BETT in January, Rising Stars teamed up with Microsoft to create 6 brand new Switched computing units which would help you and your school get started with computing before September. Well it’s now September and some people are … Continue reading

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Welcome back Teachers! – Computer Science Vine

  Over the summer I have been spending some time making a few resources ready for the computer science change over. One of the things which I have been working on is Vine videos. I’ve only made 5 so far … Continue reading

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Multi-Dimensional Data Structure – Example

Some people have looked through the guidance for the new computing curriculum and have asked me what a Multi-Dimentional / Two Dimensional Data Structure is. Using OfficeMix, I have managed to produce a quick video which shows what a single … Continue reading

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Python Posters – Ready for Computing?

So as part of next year’s computing curriculum. I mentioned briefly that I would be planning on producing some resources to help other teachers. Here are some useful resources to help you and your students. In our classrooms we are … Continue reading

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Kodu Kup – 2014

Last year saw the launch of the Kodu Kup and it was amazing to see all of the entries and the hard work being put into each of the entry. This year I launched the Kodu Kup in a big … Continue reading

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Makey Makey and Touch Develop

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, but I wanted to share what I have been doing with Touch Develop and Makey Makey. In the new computer science curriculum students need to know a little more … Continue reading

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