Nicky's Computing Blog

January 20, 2019

As a mother of a child with dyslexia I know how soul destroying it can be for pupils when they find colourful, all singing and all dancing PowerPoint presentations unfathomable.  Too many, presentations bombard them with huge amounts of cramped text in fonts and colour...

May 9, 2018

You are about to embark on your NQT year.  You have finished your initial teacher training and managed to get a job as an NQT in what you hope is a nice computer science department. The past year of assignments, observations and lectures is over and you will finally be...

May 7, 2017

A new 6 lesson complete unit of work to teach computational thinking skills suitable for KS3 Computing and GCSE Computer Science pupils.

This unit uses every day examples along with lots of practical hands-on and unplugged challenges to bring the theory of computational...

February 18, 2017

Most primary students are now familiar with the basics of using Scratch and arrive at secondary school feeling they have "done that already". However, you may want to take their knowledge further by covering more advanced features in Scratch before they star...

February 6, 2017

A new 6-week unit which uses videos, questions and practical activities so that by the end of the unit your pupils will have learnt the basics of using Scratch 2. Includes teacher’s guide, student files, answer book and an attractive PowerPoint presentation and homewor...

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