Summer Work

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Well summer is well and truly upon us, both in the school calendar and temperature. With the spreadsheet of jobs mostly finished its time to begin ticking them off. Most of the jobs this year are more maintenance tasks as opposed to massive computer room overhauls, as we have already upgraded 2 suites in the […]

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Mapping for Duke of Edinburgh

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Over the years I have helped out with several DofE events, my comprehensive training background with the Air Training Corps meant that I have several skills that are desirable on these trips. One thing that I was keen to put in place was a retention of the routes or walks that the students completed over […]

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Frog Community

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The VLE used at work is Frog (now Frog3 looking towards FrogLearn). A new style of community site has been set up with Matt Foulds leading this. It includes the forum function as well as knowledge base articles and release notes. My intention is to be an active member within these forums and hopefully help […]

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FutureLearn – The end

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Title sounds very final, but the truth is that I have (very nearly) finished the FutureLearn course ‘Teaching computing: part 1′ with the second part starting in a few months. I am very pleased with how this Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has gone, and I have been browsing the other courses on offer (I […]

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FutureLearn

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Started the first week of ‘Teaching Computing: Part 1′ from the University of East Anglia. So far I am carrying on though it along side the BA LTT degree that I am doing at the same time. However this is the first week (of both) so I have decided to split the learning through days […]

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BETT 2014

BETT 2014

With all the excitement of the start of the term BETT, the international technology show, has caught us unaware. We are all off to see whats left on the Saturday (tomorrow) the last day of the show. I think that this is the best way to go to BETT, as not only do the entire […]

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Data Collection in Schools

This is the result of some work within the degree that I am completing. It shows what the tools could be used within the identified prerequisites. This is by no means an exhaustive list of tools available and considers some of the tools that are already in place and used in the school. Previous methods […]

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How ‘ flipping’ the classroom can improve the traditional lecture

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The Education Digest [0013-127X] Berrett, Dan yr:2012 vol:78 iss:1 pg:36 Lecture flipping caught my interest when discussion some work my dad was doing, he has been creating some videos for internal use at a large university. The basic practice stops the lecture becoming a ‘brain dump’ of information, as students are becoming more and more […]

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