Monthly Archives: October 2011

Guardian Tech Weekly podcast: Tech City Talk – Skills and Education

I often listen to this interesting podcast, but this week’s show (the first “Tech City Talk” episode) could not be more relevant to ICT teachers! http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/audio/2011/oct/12/tech-weekly-tech-city-skills-education-audio In this 40 minute podcast from Imperial College London, a panel discusses the role … Continue reading

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BBC News – Can the UK raise it’s game?

Last week BBC newsnight covered the issue of “teaching kids to code” in a short film that made reference to Eric Schmidt’s speech and the lack of Computer Science teaching in schools. The news article and a short clip are … Continue reading

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SmallBasic

First real lesson with Microsoft SmallBasic today. Used the excellent “SmallBasic Curriculum” lesson presentations that they provide, which worked well and saved a lot of planning/resource effort (although it took nowhere near 30 minutes for students to complete most tasks!). … Continue reading

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