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Mr R McKinlay

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

Want to Know the Best Digital Music Distribution Company? I sat down with reps at 8 different digital distribution companies, CD Baby, DistroKid, Ditto Music, Loudr, Mondotunes, ReverbNation, Symphonic, Tunecore and Zimbalam, to get a full in-depth look at each company and for the reps to explain to me their company’s best features (that I may have missed scanning their FAQ).

Want to Know the Best Digital Music Distribution Company?

Being a musician, I asked them questions I deemed most important for independent musicians. I have personally distributed 8 releases to date using a few of these services. This review is just taking a look at companies that will get your music into digital stores and streaming services, like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc and NOT about stand alone, digital download, self-managed stores, like BandCamp. Rubber Duck Debugging – Rubber Duck Debugging – Debugging software with a rubber ducky.

Ding club - learn to program well. 6 Signs That You Are Not Meant To Be A Programmer. Professional Puzzle Store for Magic Cubes, Rubik's Cubes, Magic Cube Accessories & Other Puzzles. How to work through the NEA. My Money Back. Welcome to Quizizz. Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? — Victoria Prooday.

“My son doesn’t like vegetables.”

Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? — Victoria Prooday

“She doesn’t like going to bed early.” “He doesn’t like to eat breakfast.” Computing Theory. PC Building Simulator Demo by McINTYRE. 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. 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. It is more than 120 years since H.G.

Computer solves a major time travel problem

Wells published The Time Machine, the novel that was to popularise the concept of time travel and lead to myriad stories on the theme. But it is only now that we have finally developed a plotline for time travel that makes logical sense – and it has been penned by a machine. The breakthrough involves the grandfather paradox – that favourite plaything of philosophers where somebody travels into the past and kills their own grandfather, preventing the existence of one of their parents, and therefore their own. 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.

Digital literacy - aid to learning and sharing

Expand Your Brain. Welcome. What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all.”

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

In that article and in many other articles, there is another term that appears often: “Computational thinking.” Well, what is Computational Thinking (CT), and how does it differ from Coding and Computer Science—especially when it comes to classroom practice and instruction? What is Computational Thinking (CT)? My short definition: CT is a strategy that uses many of the powerful ideas in computer science to solve problems.

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. 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. 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. 9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive' — ICT & Computing in Education. This photo was taken in a history lesson in a computer lab. 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. There were also papers, books, and facsimile newspapers.

Plickers. Expeditions - App Android su Google Play. Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close with sharks, even visit outer space! 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. 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.

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