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March 2015

Free Display resources from Instant Display

Free Display resources from Instant Display. They can make custom display banners too!          

Tinker, Maker, Solder, Pi – Research & Play Week 2

Very nice article about computational thinking and the curriculum thanks for posting!

Technology for Change in Hull

In the ten short days since receiving their Inventors’ Kit boxes, our teachers in Hull have been sending in first drafts, schemes, ideas, and definite no-no’s from their initial Research and Play projects.

002_inventorsKit_Contents_1_WEB-720x415 Tinkering through Invention

They’ve also started to get feedback from colleagues and students back in school.  Sounds like there’ll be one SLT meeting going totally interactive with a KS3 raising attainment planning session, and anecdotes from others about enthusiasm and imaginative ideas coming from both peers and students alike.

How and where have they been tinkering?

  • One school decided to record questions from the existing ‘picture of the week’ display board and build on that current resource to show colleagues the impact and simplicity of the kit.  That image of Rio de Janeiro launched collaborative planning and there’s an extended list of cross-curricular projects for the Summer term.

Carnival time in Rio

  • Design & Technology with Healthy Eating – Pupils creating…

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Think I will be investigating some of these!

Do you wanna build a snowflake?

We have had great fun coding snowflakes in our code club too.

Rachel Wilson

Delectable Mountains 5 & 6


To be able to code has always been a dream of mine. I thought what a great skill it would be to possess it. But just look at it, it seems like a bunch of signs like <> these things, some brackets, a few semi-colons thrown in and finish with a whole lot of /. So eager to learn this foreign language, I set out to do one-hour of coding and to my delight it was fun, easy to follow and I came out really enjoying that hour that I spent with Anna and Elsa. It was so good in fact that I almost forgot entirely that I was learning how to code as well. Genius.

So it’s safe to say, I got pretty carried away doing this task. I just wanted to make snowflake after snowflake. Trying all of the different patterns to see…

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Nice online Simple Scratch Tutorial for beginners

Pair Programming on You Tube

I like this video as it is a simple introduction to working together to code on the computer.

Shakespeare Week on DK online

Click here for an interactive map of Shakespeare's Globe from DKfindout.  

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