Author Archives: Raymond David James Chambers

About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. 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.

VTA Summit Day 1

Due to making the top 10 of the Global Teacher Prize, I was invited to attend the Varkey Teacher Amabassadors Leadership Summit. It was hosted at the GEMS National Academy in Dubai. We started off our day with a warm … Continue reading

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Tech Tips for NQT’s

Recently I was fortunate enough to deliver an NQT training session at my school. I was honoured to be able to share with so many enthused teachers. We had a good catch up about challenges we face with technology and … Continue reading

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Teaching Tools for Computer Science

Over the last couple of months I have been fortunate enough to use a number of tools in my classroom and I’m here to talk to you about the effectiveness of these tools. When teaching computer science, you need to … Continue reading

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Top 10–Global Teacher Prize

Thank you message Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well … Continue reading

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12th Day of Christmas–Periscope

Hi Guys, I decided that I wanted a day off from blogging. I decided to catch up with friends yesterday and I went to visit a friend. Today’s tip is about a tool that you can use the night before … Continue reading

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10th Day of Christmas–Behaviour Management Tips

Happy 10th Day of Christmas!!! For today’s tips, I thought it would be good to give trainee teachers some tips for behaviour management. If you are thinking or are a teacher, some of these tips might be useful for getting … Continue reading

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9th Day of Christmas–Data Representation–Videos for Computer Science OCR 1-9

I like to help out computer science teachers and students. My students have finished studying Data Representation and as a revision tool, I have recorded all of my lessons into lessons under 15 minutes. It’s got some of the tips … Continue reading

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