Category Archives: Programming

8th Day of Christmas– Python Programming videos for OCR Computer Science Curriculum

Today’s tip was prepared yesterday ready for the new year. I have produced two videos which work with the OCR GCSE Computing Syllabus. I have uploaded them separately below. The first video shows students how to do basic string manipulation … Continue reading

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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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2nd Day of Christmas–Teaching Tips–Programming

Welcome to my 2nd day of Christmas teaching tips. These tips today are meant to help teachers with their programming. They may even help some of your students with their programming. The concepts that will be covered in this video … Continue reading

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Uppingham Community College – Hackathon – 13th June

BBC announced that they would be creating this amazing Micro:bit project. It was put on the news and it was announced for their ‘Make It Digital’ campaign. With all of this in mind, I wanted to see how the current … 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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