Category Archives: hour of coding

7th Day of Christmas–Programming Tips with Python–Lists (Arrays)

Welcome to day 7 of my Christmas blogs! This tutorial will show you how you can use lists within Python. You can add or remove items from the list. My intention is to show you in another tutorial, how you … Continue reading

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6th Day of Christmas–Shared Programming through the browser

Today’s lesson comes courtesy of the website codeshare.io while thinking about ways to engage pupils with computer programming, I started thinking that it would be a great idea for students to do some paired programming without having to sit at … Continue reading

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5th Day of Christmas–Teaching Tips–Embedding Python Programming into your PowerPoint

On the 5th day of Christmas, a teacher gave to me! Tips on embedding programming within your PowerPoint presentations. In yesterday’s video tutorial, I showed you how easy it was to record your presentations for flipped learning. Today I’m going … 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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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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Python Posters – Ready for Computing?

So as part of next year’s computing curriculum. I mentioned briefly that I would be planning on producing some resources to help other teachers. Here are some useful resources to help you and your students. In our classrooms we are … Continue reading

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