How to create your own Retro Gaming console in a cardboard box!
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!
First came cardboard VR from Google, now come cardboard AI! In this months issue of The Magpi came the free AIY project kit to bring Google Assistant to your RPi3. Quick to sell out, and even quicker to appear monstrously over priced on eBay, I was glad to hear it thud to the doormat on … Continue reading #AIYProjects in the Classroom
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
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!
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.
This week I had my first go at teaching using Hello Ruby. Wonderful little book full of amazing ideas, all beautifully presented with great animations. If you haven't got a copy of the book yet then definitely get on Amazon and grab one! My plan is for me to spread the book it over a … Continue reading Hello Ruby! Week 1