Category Archives: Education

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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Periscope – Great TOOL!!!

This post is something new I’ve been experimenting with. I have been signed up to periscope but never really ‘got it’. I’d used it with a couple of friends but would use it for stupid things such as saying hi … Continue reading

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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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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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