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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.

BETT and setting up Minecraft in the classroom

It has now been close to two weeks since the BETT show was hosted at the ExCeL in London. BETT is an exhibition aimed at helping schools develop their use of technology in the classroom. There are vendors and educationalists … Continue reading

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Minecraft Vs Logic Gates

So recently I have been working with a group of students at my school. I have been showing them the new computing curriculum and we have been suggesting fun ways of delivering the new computing curriculum. One student called Joe … Continue reading

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KoduKup – Day 2

Matthew – 9ZF We started off on an early morning start for all of us. Alfie and Matt were needed to launch the CodeEU event and Joe and Jonathan were putting some finishing touches to their presentation. Alfie and Matt … Continue reading

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Kodu Kup Europe – Day 1

Post by Matthew – 9ZF – UCC It was an early Monday morning start when the team got up to be greeted by a full breakfast and drinks. Though we were nervous for our first day at the Microsoft Innovation … Continue reading

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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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