This section of the website has been created to share ideas / resources from myself and others that I may have found very useful. Although I initially began posting on a wordpress.com website, not being able to embed certain resources has prompted me to start this page instead.
I would really love any feedback and advice from fellow teachers and professionals and would welcome anyone that wanted to collaborate either on this website or other projects. I know this website needs a little revamp in terms of resources for students and it would be a lot easier with an extra hand since time is very hard to come by sometimes :-)
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 great tests!
I would really love for any teachers out there to help contribute to this project. I have also shared the idea on Computing At School forums and hope that members can get behind this idea.
Google Forms enables us to create creative and fun quizzes easily. The tests are all self marking!
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 and the web as it emerges. I have included a unit to help develop digital literacy while also developing team work by having a unit on collaborative project work through using online tools to complete the tasks.Continue reading
With the change in British Curriculum, we will be adding lessons in various programming languages. Browse through the resources and see what is on offer and what you could learn through languages such as Python, Small Basic and Java.
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 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 :-)Continue reading
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.
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.
I have now started to use the idea with my OCR students and have been setting small tasks related to what I am teaching in order for the students develop their knowledge around what the current topic is.Continue reading
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.