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Upcycling old netbooks

My school has a large number of old Asus eeePC 1001PX netbooks. They originally had WindowXP on, which obviously is no longer supported so their use was limited. Our IT department had rebuilt them with LXDE Linux for use in … Continue reading

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Scratch advent calendar projects

Here’s a Christmas-themed Scratch project that I am going to do with my Year 7s. We’re going to make advent calendars. It can be differentiated several ways: First project is a simple calendar where you click on a numbered door … Continue reading

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My Top 10 School Movies

After 22 years working in BBC radio, a few years ago I retrained as a teacher, and this morning I started to think about how teachers and schools have been portrayed in the movies over the years, and how this … Continue reading

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Windbreaks are well Brexit

Last summer I got a bit obsessed with windbreaks and started photographing them. I liked their colour, their Britishness, the opportunity they afforded for a bit of sub-Martin Parr brightly-coloured photography. This year I see them in a slightly more … Continue reading

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Prime real estate

We were walking round the back of the O2 in Greenwich today and saw this artwork marking the Greenwich Meridian. I wondered why there seemed to be several different lines marked on the ground, one of which had some white … Continue reading

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