Author Archives: Nicki

Why I’ve been so quiet lately

Some of you may have noticed that I have not posted anything or shared any resources at all this year. Well, there is a good reason for that. On 27th December following the scariest night of my life (up to that point) at … Continue reading

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Revising the KS3 Curriculum & Simplifying Assessment

It seems I was a little ambitious with my curriculum plans last year. I had originally planned to complete five topics with each year group during the year but halfway through it soon became apparent that this was not achievable unless … Continue reading

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Our Micro:Bit Launch Plan

Along with many other Computing teachers I’m starting to get quite excited about the upcoming BBC Micro:Bit, this is basically a miniature computer which children will be able to program using either a block-based (Blockly) or textual programming language (Touch … Continue reading

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Reflections on Google Classroom: Our New VLE

It has been quite a busy year for me this year, as you may have noticed from the lack of posts lately. I’ve been involved in a number of projects and developments within school as well as the day-to-day running … Continue reading

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Kent Computing Conference Roundup

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Kent Computing Conference (#KentCS).  I was there to present two workshops in the afternoon, one on Kodu and the other on Minecraft & Python. First; I was lucky enough to be able … Continue reading

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