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Mr R McKinlay

ICT teacher at Selston High School. Teaching GCSE ICT and Cambridge Nationals as well as KS3 courses

Quizizz. Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? — Victoria Prooday. Computing Theory. PC Building Simulator Demo by McINTYRE. Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. Download — Python 3.6.1rc1 documentation. Last updated on: Mar 19, 2017.

Download — Python 3.6.1rc1 documentation

To download an archive containing all the documents for this version of Python in one of various formats, follow one of links in this table. The numbers in the table are the size of the download files in megabytes. These archives contain all the content in the documentation. HTML Help (.chm) files are made available in the "Windows" section on the Python download page. An algorithm a day... - ComputerScienceUK. Computing blog. Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England. Image copyright Thinkstock Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks.

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

It is hoped 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot. Classroom and online teaching, "real-world challenges" and work experience will be made available from September. A Commons committee last week warned that a skills shortage was undermining confidence in the UK's cyber defences. The risk that criminals or foreign powers might hack into critical UK computer systems is now ranked as one of the top four threats to national security. 'Cutting-edge skills' Russia in particular is suspected of planning sustained attacks on Western targets. Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 experts, the government says, but the Public Accounts Committee has warned it is proving difficult to recruit people with the right skills.

Computer Science. Mover Kit - Technology Will Save Us. Build it yourself We believe children should use technology to create, not consume.

Mover Kit - Technology Will Save Us

Learn how the Mover Kit works by building it yourself. The invention that helped me write again. Hacker Typer. Forget shopping. Soon you'll download your new clothes - Danit Peleg. L'importance de l'empathie dans la lutte contre le sexisme dans le monde du jeu vidéo - Lilian Chen. OCR Computer Science GCSE (From 2016) Unit 1 Learning Log by Bargee123 - Teaching Resources. Pythonroom. Computer solves a major time travel problem. What is an algorithm and why should you care? What Are Algorithms? (INFOGRAPHIC) The MOOC has landed! – A few months ago, I published a post titled Proposal for a GCSE Computing MOOC in which I described an idea I was considering to support other teachers with the teaching of GCSE Computer Science.

The MOOC has landed! –

Well, the good news is it’s now ready for use at – The problem: I taught GCSE Computing over a five year period and, like many other teachers of the subject, experienced the following challenges when teaching the theory part of the course: If that’s not gloomy enough, I wrote about some of the additional challenges facing Computing teachers in “Challenges of Teaching GCSE Computer Science“. Why You Need to Know More Than Coding to Master Computer Science. Picking up a book, taking an online course or enrolling in a boot camp to learn a programming language might seem like the best way to get started.

Why You Need to Know More Than Coding to Master Computer Science

It is true, learning a programming language is a very important part of starting your journey as a software developer and coder, but it is only part of the equation. The field of computer science isn’t just about loops and semicolons. What is it like to date someone you met playing Pokémon Go? I can feel my shoulders freckling in the summer sun.

What is it like to date someone you met playing Pokémon Go?

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Expand Your Brain. Welcome. What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research. British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research

The Oxford University team is launching a new version of their ambitious project, PenguinWatch, on Thursday. This is now the largest Antarctic citizen science venture in the world. Using Minecraft To Engage Students In Learning International Teaching Magazine. A Descriptive Writing Prompt Descriptive writing of settings is one of my favourite areas to teach.

Using Minecraft To Engage Students In Learning International Teaching Magazine

I enjoy enthusing my students and trying to find ways to boost their creativity and imagination. I have used many different strategies and prompts in my lessons: school visits to beautiful settings, YouTube videos of amazing places, fascinating pictures and others. All have necessitated the students looking at something and describing it. 9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive' — ICT & Computing in Education.

This photo was taken in a history lesson in a computer lab.

9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive' — ICT & Computing in Education

The students were doing research into the assassination of John F Kennedy. As you can see, the wall was covered in photos on the subject. Many of the pictures were stills from the Zapruder film. Plickers. Expeditions - App Android su Google Play. Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’ An extra week’s summer holiday, shutting the school at 5.30pm and cancelling revision sessions are just some of the ways more considerate headteachers are trying to ease the burden on teachers.

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

A happy staff makes a happy school and it helps to have the right Twitter handle.

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Raspberry Pi Stuff. MicroBit Resources. GCSE ICT. Python. SEND - ICT support. General Revisiting Sites. Game and gaming. Computing At School. Sonic PI. SQL Tutorial. PC building. Urse Directory. BBC Make It Digital. My top five resources for teaching ICT and computer science. One of the key aspects to any outstanding lesson is having outstanding resources. Below you will find my top five resources from the Guardian Teacher Network for teaching ICT and computer science.

Enjoy. Microsoft Playful Learning: Computer Games in Education. About Us. STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM. We strive to deliver our vision and purpose by working with thousands of schools, colleges and STEM employers, to enable young people of all backgrounds and abilities to meet inspiring role models, understand real world applications of STEM subjects and experience hands-on STEM activities that motivate, inspire and bring learning and career opportunities to life.

STEMNET successfully delivers three core national programmes. Read all about them below or take a look at our interactive story including the views of STEM Ambassadors, educators, pupils and employers.

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GCSE Computer Science. Parent websites ICT. E-Safety Websites. Cambridge Nationals - All units. GCSE Computer Science from 2016: All specifications side by side. GCSE Computer Science from 2016: All specifications side by side last edited Jul 05 2015 by Pete Dring Full description: Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...." RMY Assembly. Nice Recipes. Sound effects and Clips. Cool apps. Examples of Gameification.


Cool Web Mixed Media Experiments. Great apps For Teachers. Lego Schools Leauge. Cool Lego builds.