Nicky's Computing Blog

February 26, 2019

You will have pupils who are happy, and indeed relish the opportunity to work through a page of programming problems but others find programming daunting and need other help in gaining confidence to create their own programs. Discover six techniques you can use in you...

February 7, 2019

Ever wondered how you should clean your computer, well rest assured, here are the four things I will be doing to “celebrate” National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Step 1 - Clean the outside The layer of crud that has accumulated on the outside of a computer is quite...

September 22, 2017

When I first heard about this strange phenomenon, I was a little sceptical. Is this just another gimmick? Is there a surplus of rubber ducks that need repurposing? No, apparently this is a recognised programming technique that really works.

September 18, 2017

Primary teachers have pounced on Scratch as a fun, easy to use programming language that neatly ticks off “computing” from their curriculum duties. It is fun, it is intuitive and the pupils like the bright colours and ease at which they can make a cat bounce around th...