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.

Minecraft and R.E

So recently before I moved to my new school I had been using Minecraft to encourage students to try different things in their lessons. When learning about theory in some of the computing lessons, I thought that it was nice … Continue reading

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E-Twinning #TeachMeet

What I love about the E-Twinning annual conference is the Teach Meet at the end of it. Every year, teachers get together to discuss ways of collaborating and encouraging learning at an Annual conference. Teachers get to share the work … Continue reading

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Croatia (Proposed Computing Curriculum)

Zagreb and the computing curriculum I was very blessed recently when I was approached via twitter to take a trip to Croatia and visit teachers to discuss the proposed computing curriculum for teachers in Croatia. Sound familiar? In the UK … Continue reading

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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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