Inspire your pupils with real-world coding challenges

I recently wrote an article for Lego's hub on the TES website about how coding challenges can be used to inspire your pupils and the importance of placing them within a real-world context. A great way to help your pupils understand the relevance and importance of coding is through the use of competitions. There are... Continue Reading →

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TES article: 5 ideas to help teach coding

My latest article for the TES was written for their Lego hub which is aimed at primary teachers, who are in general new to teaching coding. You can read it in full here.

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 →

Rebrand your computer club

A computer club or a games studio? You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This article looks at how to rebrand your extracurricular clubs to make them more appealing to a wider audience and potentially attract those who wouldn't previously have come. I provide some ideas for clubs including:... Continue Reading →

Christmas Activity Ideas

Christmas-based technology activities You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. Here I list ideas to use technology across the curriculum as well as in your computing lessons to add a Christmas flavour to your lessons.

Engaging Learners Through Technology

How technology transformed my pupils' engagement This article was written for the TES' Google-sponsored hub: Teaching for Tomorrow. It contains a range of articles with a wealth of ideas to implement in your classroom. My article focused on the following uses of technology: immersive worlds to aid creative writing inspirational videos visual interactive reward systems presenting information... Continue Reading →

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