Articles and Blogs Elsewhere on the Web

As well as uploading my own resources and sharing my ideas on this site, I also write elsewhere on the web. As a TES Subject Genius, I write regularly for the TES Computing blog. These articles can be found here. I have also written for Google's Teaching for Tomorrow hub on the TES. This article can... Continue Reading →

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Gruffalo Animation on Kodu

Gruffalo cut scene planning Designing my Gruffalo World A far more complex skill on Kodu than creating a simple game is creating an animation or cut scene. These are really impressive when they are achieved as they allow a storytelling element to be added to the game. They can be triggered by a range of... Continue Reading →

Super Mario-inspired Kodu worlds

This is a project that I carried out with Year 6 pupils. Initially they had to design their world and we looked at the different characters in a Mario game and their behaviours (e.g. when they bump a flower, they can shoot bombs, etc.) This was a project for pupils who had already had plenty... Continue Reading →

New Computing Coordinator: Part 3

Help! I have been asked to coordinate computing but I don’t know where to start. Part 3: Working with others This is the last of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new coordinator or subject lead. This is particularly geared towards primary school teachers.... Continue Reading →

New Computing Coordinator: Part 2

Help I have been made computing coordinator but don't know where to start: Part 2 - increasing subject confidence You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This is the second of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new... Continue Reading →

New Computing Coordinator: Part 1

Help! I have been asked to coordinate computing but I don't know where to start. You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This is the first of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new coordinator or subject lead.... Continue Reading →

Algorithms Unplugged

Algorithms Unplugged: Ideas for Primary Computing You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This article looks at the importance of creating clear and precise instructions. I also talk about the importance of taking away the fear of complex language and terms, as well as providing ideas about how you... Continue Reading →

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