Tag Archives: Steve Dale

World Book Book Day 7 March

Can you let us know what is your favourite book? Which books do you like best? Scary books, adventure books, joke books? What book are you reading at the moment? Which author do you like best? Do you have any … Continue reading

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Primary Programming Challenge

We had a great day with St Columbas Primary Year 6 pupils programming Lego NXT robots! The pupils undertook the 10 basic programming challenges before graduating to the dreaded Vacuum Cleaner challenge! The top three teams will now be representing their school in … Continue reading

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviour that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data … Continue reading

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Lego NXT Robot Challenge

I had great fun the other day with the Y5 & Y6 pupils from Swainhouse and Worth Valley working at TICK. The pupils were programming our NXT Robots in an exciting challenge! The pupils had to guide their robot around a complex assault course … Continue reading

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The transition from ICT to Computer Science

Over 20 teachers from around the region attended the first session of our three part course ‘The transition from ICT to Computer Science’ at The Innovation Centre, Bradford (TICB) on Monday. The course focussed on some underlying principles of computational … Continue reading

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Computing at School Strategic Information pack

In March 2012 an information pack was sent to every head teacher of state maintained secondary schools in England, in order to explain the strategic opportunities they would have from September 2012 to develop Computer Science as a rigorous academic … Continue reading

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Strategic ICT Leadership Programme 2012 (session 2)

  Participants gathered at TICK (the innovation centre Keighley) on Tuesday for part two of the Strategic ICT Leadership Programme 2012. Once again, there was a palpable air of enthusiasm and this was reflected in the very high quality of … Continue reading

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School of Rock- Ladies day!

James Langley and I worked with the pupils and female relatives at Nessfield on 23 March. It was a great day and the pupils and teachers had excelled themselves in dressing up for the part! The day was divided into three … Continue reading

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I want one!

Those nice people at Raspberry Pi Foundation will shortly be releasing 2 versions of the Raspberry Pi computer  at about £16 (700MHz ARM11 processor and 128MB RAM memory, one USB port and no Ethernet controller) and £22 (700MHz ARM11 processor and … Continue reading

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Strategic ICT Leadership Programme 2012

The Strategic ICT Leadership Programme 2012 kicked-off at the Innovation Centre, Bradford on Friday morning. Over 30 teachers and school leaders shared their ideas about the proposed new curriculum and new Ofsted and Raise Online requirements. A particular focus was … Continue reading

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