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Readable word jumbles and artificial intelligence

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Where next for computing/ICT?

Entries for GCSE computer science are increasing, whilst those for ICT are in terminal decline, with the last GCSEs for ICT being sat in the summer of this year (2018). Overall the number of examination entries for computing related subjects … Continue reading

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New book: Living in a digital world – Demystifying technology

At the end of January 2018 I published my first book, Living in a digital world: Demystifying technology. Words used by readers to describe this book include, extraordinary, great resource, brilliantly thorough, invaluable, friendly, accessible, entertaining, enthusiastic, recommend, recommend, recommend … Continue reading

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Animated selection sort algorithm videos

Videos to support the teaching of sorting algorithms. Continue reading

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Teach binary at primary? Surely not…

I did not think that I would ever find myself suggesting that teaching binary in primary schools could be a good idea. Then I came across a freely available e-book, Computer Science Unplugged, which includes some excellent activities. I especially … Continue reading

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Skills, characteristics and staying safe

Online safety education needs to be proactive rather than simply reactive and given the rate of change of technologies and services and with the steady drip feed of new crazes and avenues for children and young people to put themselves … Continue reading

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Name change from ICT to Computing

Although the rest of the curriculum consultation process is still being worked through, the Government has decided to go ahead with changing the name in the National Curriculum from ICT to Computing. They have now issued a consultation document for … Continue reading

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ICT National Curriculum consultation (UK)

If you want to let the Government know your views on the proposed changes to the ICT curriculum, including the change of name to Computing, you have until the 16 April 2013 to respond. The draft programme of study and … Continue reading

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