Category Archives: ICT

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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Robot poetry and storytelling in Scratch

There’s nothing new under the sun, and this is an old idea that went down incredibly well: generating random stories and poems by picking random words from word banks. I am grateful for my former colleague Cassie Wise for suggesting … Continue reading

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Simplest Scratch game?

Give a group of Year 9 girls the option to do some coding or watch a film at the end of term, and you think they’d want to watch a film. Well not the last ever class I taught at … Continue reading

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Picademy top tips and takeaways

I was incredibly lucky enough to get a place on Picademy in London this month. What is Picademy? It’s the best CPD I have ever had. They bring together teachers and educators for two days of shared learning about technology, … Continue reading

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