Our new Code Club will be starting at LPA next week!
It is invitation only this term (starting with KS3, helped by three KS5)
The links page is here
This is the big blue bunny rabbit that our children spotted whilst on holiday in Dorset. It was for sale for the quite reasonable price of 50p. After some debate over who would be making the purchase, he was presently in the bag / saved from landfill / one of the family.
The parting words of the stall holder rang in my ears, a clarion call to action: “you can connect your phone to it and stuff”
what stuff I wondered. What might it be capable of?
A google later and I had the app. The connection was made to the bunny but there was another connection to make, this time to a news story:
oh dear. The batteries were swiftly removed.
Now in the depths of winter I have taken the final step to remedy matters for my son to enjoy his improbably treasured bunny:
and sew it ends!
Popping into a Year 7 Science lesson I was perplexed to find all the pupils elevating laminated symbols above their heads as their teacher held her phone up to scan the scene.
The data promptly appeared on the white board at the front. This was my first taste of Plickers in action – now I am keen to give it a go!
Delighted to record that I have been awarded the BCS Certificate in Secondary Computer Science Teaching – my thanks to LPA for providing the experience and guidance to achieve this key qualification.
As a separate, but related, enterprise I have also been made a STEM facilitator for the National Centre for Computing Excellence (NCCE). This means that I can help to deliver the new NCCE curriculum.