Category Archives: family life

Coding in Year 1 with Scratch

Since September I’ve been teaching ICT and Computing solely in a primary school, having spent two hectic but enjoyable years teaching from KS2 to KS4 in a girls’ school in London. I’m re-writing a curriculum that has much more focus … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – only kidding

I hate New Year’s Eve, I hate looking back at the last 12 months and I hate making resolutions. Especially when years suck as much at 2014 did. I won’t bore you with the details, but it included death & … Continue reading

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Q: When is an A&E not an A&E?

A: When it is closed to blue lights. Lewisham A&E has not been reprieved. An A&E that does not admit blue lights, that takes the 75% of the less-seriously ill people who would have gone before, which refers the seriously … Continue reading

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Meet the Arduino

I was getting a bit fed up waiting for my Raspberry Pi to arrive, so when a colleague said he’d ordered an Arduino, I decided to get one too – even though the Arduino is more expensive and less-powerful. It … Continue reading

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Winter holiday reading

A quick wintery ‘recently read’ roundup… Just My Type by Simon Garfield. My favourite of the bunch – an inspired Christmas present from @gwithiansunset. Apparently this was serialised on Radio 4, which is a bit odd for a book about … Continue reading

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