Category Archives: education

Simple Scratch intruder alarm

Here’s a really simple Raspberry Pi project I’m going to try in my Year 6 Code Club. They’ve used Scratch before but never done any physical computing. Some of them have unused Raspberry Pis at home and this might inspire … Continue reading

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Teaching algorithms in Year 1

There have been many challenges in my new role as a primary school Digital Learning Co-ordinator: teaching Computing to 3 Reception classes in a formal ICT room with desks and PCs designed for adults, adapting and evolving a curriculum on … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with the mouse

I’ve recently found myself with the challenge of teaching Reception age children Computing not in their own classroom, but in a traditional ICT suite with desks, PCs, keyboards and mice that actually aren’t even designed for Year 6 children, they … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Flotilla

Back in 2015 I backed Pimoroni’s Flotilla modular physical computing devices on Kickstarter and got an early set. I had some fun exploring it, but the software and support materials weren”t quite ready at the time and I started a … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Wiimote Paint

People have done some cool stuff controlling Raspberry Pi robots with Nintendo Wiimotes. Now I don’t have any robot bits, but I do have an old Wii sitting unloved upstairs, so I found the remote, put batteries in it and … Continue reading

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