Category Archives: ICT

Flappy Cat! Recreating Flappy Bird in Scratch.

Over the past week, the mobile game Flappy Bird has become something of a craze amongst students in our school. Our Year 8 students are currently following an ICT/Computing project to create their own computer games with Scratch. It struck … Continue reading

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GCSE Computer Science: OCR or AQA?

GCSE Computer Science: OCR or AQA? I thought I should share my limited experience of the two GCSE Computer Science courses that many UK schools are considering for first delivery in September 2012. At the start of this academic year … Continue reading

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Giving up a smartphone for lent

Over the February half-term break I spent an amazing week in Morocco. For a variety of reasons I didn’t take my iPhone 3GS with me. When I got back and switched the iPhone back on, it got stuck in some … Continue reading

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Computer Science vs Information Technology vs Digital Literacy

I was inspired to put my thoughts down on virtual paper by a recent blog post from Joe Roy. He included the image (below) from the 2012 Royal Society report “Shut down or restart?” that suggests dividing ICT into “Computer … Continue reading

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Computing At Schools – Guildford Hub Meeting

A late but inspiring evening spent at the University of Surrey for the Guildford Hub Meeting of Computing At School (CAS). Some of the highlights were… 1) A demonstration of the educational java development environment “Greenfoot” from project project developer … Continue reading

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Creating Mobile Apps with AppMakr

I presented my experiences of creating mobile apps with AppMakr at the Hampshire ICT Conference 2011. I hope those that attended the workshop found it interesting, and perhaps even useful. I have trialled a small unit of work based on … Continue reading

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