5 Minute Lesson fillers – Nerd Style!

Being a specialist teacher in a primary school I often have to think about things in a different way. I only see the pupils for an hour a week, meaning behaviour management systems need to work in different way. Working with technology also means have ‘one of those lessons’ where NOTHING works! When this happens … Continue reading 5 Minute Lesson fillers – Nerd Style!

Young Photographers – 5 tips for starting a Photography Club

This year I've had the pleasure running a photography club for a small group of children. It's given me the opportunity to share one of my own passions with the pupils, as well as helping them to get creative more often. Too much of school is english/maths/maths/english/maths, creating something of value is something the kids … Continue reading Young Photographers – 5 tips for starting a Photography Club

RetroPie – Giving the kids a REAL education!

This week at work I've had an absolute blast! On Wednesday I had a rummage through my Raspberry Pi box to see what bits I had stashed away, so that I could build myself a Retropie console. I'm afraid to say that I'm one of those teachers who loves the RPi, but struggle with time … Continue reading RetroPie – Giving the kids a REAL education!

Discretely Teaching Computing…for now.

So for the past few years I have been the subject specialist in a large primary school for Computing. I feel lucky and privileged that I get to mess around on computers all day, thinking up cool little projects to do with the kids, and the new curriculum has given me the freedom to do … Continue reading Discretely Teaching Computing…for now.