Category Archives: MakeyMakey

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

Posted in Coding, Computer Science, Computing, Education, MakeyMakey, Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Appathon, MakeyMakey, Microsoft, TouchDevelop | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Computer Science, Education, MakeyMakey, TouchDevelop | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Kodu Kup was just the start – Here is TouchDevelop #breakintocode

I’m just writing this blog to really give a high five to one of my students at Uppingham Community College (Joseph – 8NH). He was very fortunate to work with a group of friends to become 2nd in Europe at … Continue reading

Posted in MakeyMakey, Microsoft, TouchDevelop | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Computer Science, Education, hour of coding, Kodu, MakeyMakey, Microsoft, partners in learning, Programming, windows 8 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Makey Makey and Touch Develop

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, but I wanted to share what I have been doing with Touch Develop and Makey Makey. In the new computer science curriculum students need to know a little more … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Science, Education, Kodu, MakeyMakey, Microsoft, partners in learning, Programming, Python, TouchDevelop, windows 8 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment