Author Archives: raychambers

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.

Smart Marking

Smart Marking: – Are you a teacher spending tons of time marking? Was that a stupid question? Although this blog isn’t a technical blog it talks about how you can save yourself sometime with your marking. I’m hoping that it … Continue reading

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Spaced Learning

Spaced learning, So whenever something new comes out in the teaching ‘circle’, I’m always very keen to try something new. I happened to be around a friend’s house recently and he was talking about something new he had been trying … Continue reading

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Hour of Code–Uppingham Community College–30th June

Recently, BBC have announced that they would be releasing the Micro: Bit to schools all over the country. With this in mind, we wanted to give some of our students more of a taste for Touch Develop. As we come … Continue reading

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Using Touch Develop with BESD students

I recently had the pleasure of teaching at Maplefields school in Corby, Northamptonshire and I had a great time with a great bunch of kids. Maplefields is a specialist Academy based in Corby, Northamptonshire. The school caters for pupils aged … Continue reading

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Minecraft for Music! – Noteblocks

I have been using Minecraft in a lot of my own lessons. I have started showing students how to code and you will have seen some of my resources in other pages. These lessons have been successful in showing many … Continue reading

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Hackathon–Uppingham Community College–27th June

In order to see how students in Rutland are doing with their computing knowledge, I have started hosting a number of computing sessions at Uppingham Community College. We hosted one previously on the 16th of June where close to 30 … Continue reading

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Touch Develop Training / Teach Meet–16th June

With the Micro : Bit being announced in March I thought it might be useful to do some basic training on using TouchDevelop. BBC announced that one of the programming languages used with the device would be TouchDevelop. I thought … Continue reading

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