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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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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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Windows 8 in the Classroom – Toronto–Yorkdale

I’ve been in Canada for a month now visiting family and friends. While over here I was checking my Twitter feed and saw that Microsoft were doing a windows in the classroom session for Windows 8. We had a spare … Continue reading

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Code Academy–Teach your students programming the fun way

Michael Gove has been in the news recently about his announcement on scrapping ICT and changing to Computer science. In some ways I complete agree with him but I also agree with other educators when they say that this should … Continue reading

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New Kinect Orchestra on BBC NEWS!!

Last weekend I got speaking to Gareth Ritter at Willows High School in Wales. He has been a keen user of many of my Kinect Applications and like me has a passion for using the Kinect to engage students. One … Continue reading

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Code Lesson

Over the last couple of weeks I have been speaking to teachers and some of the teachers have told me that some students find it difficult to reach some of the applications. I had been playing around with the applications … Continue reading

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Skype Using the Kinect

Before the new year, I had the pleasure of working with Dan Roberts @chickensaltash and presenting at the SSAT conference on Games Based Learning. During our presentation we spoke to Jimmy Edwards on Skype, he was at Saltash.Net. At the … Continue reading

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