Crowd Sourced Computer Science Tests!

We want to measure student progress but it can be hard at times when testing programming skills or theory topics. Using Google Forms, I have begun creating tests for different topics. Check out some of the tests already available from myself and of those contributed by other teachers. Join in and share some of your more »

New Curriculum SOW (2014-15 and onwards)

With the changes in the new curriculum, I have put together a new SOW which I think incorporates all of the requirements for KS3 computer science. The emphasis is no doubt on computer science and raising problem solving skills but the change in curriculum gives us an opportunity to further explore new trends in technology more »

Computer Science Posters

UPDATE 22/01/2018 – All download links should now be working. Sorry for any previous issues. To help students understand some of the concepts of computer science, here are a few posters that you may want to put up on your wall displays. I try to make understanding some of the concepts easy for Python Learners.

Must have apps for your smartphone

This page is all about useful apps to have on your smartphone. I have made this for you to check out but if you have anything new that you think should be on here let me know and I will add it 🙂

Web 2.0 tools for teachers and students

Looking for that ideal web application to complete a particular task? There are so many wide and varied great websites out there to make life a lot easier and fun in some cases. Discover what the internet can do for you.

Setting Homework Using Twitter… A successful experiment

I have recently been experimenting with using twitter in various different ways in my classroom. I had at first attempted to set reading tasks to my GCSE students but realised that it was hard to monitor who had done the reading every lesson as I would usually have class discussions with them about the HW. more »

A google a day – Lesson Starter

A great idea for a lesson starter is to have the website on the interactive white board. If possible get a timer on the screen at the same time. Most IWBs have a widget for a timer, or you could always run a timer off a website like e.ggtimer.

Interactive mindmap of web 2.0 tools and online resources

I have collated a huge number of websites useful for teachers and students thanks to some great websites shared by various teachers and a few I’ve discovered over the years. I’m sure you will no doubt have many more so please feel free to share any ideas to mytwitter account or my email.