Author Archives: Nicki

New Year, New Term, New Computing Curriculum!

Well, it’s back to school tomorrow and I’ve had a busy summer compiling schemes of work for our new Computing Curriculum which we’ll be starting next week when the children return. I still have lots more to do but I’ve managed … Continue reading

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“Let it Go, Let it Go . . .” Some Raspberry Pi Music

As some of you may be aware, when I’m not doing geeky things I am learning to play the piano. Having recently passed my Grade 3 exam I decided to work on something fun over the summer; so I chose … Continue reading

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It’s Geekness Day!

Happy Geekness day everyone! A few weeks ago I received an email informing me that today, 13th July, is officially known as “Geekness day” and I was asked to embrace my inner geek by writing a blog post and answering a … Continue reading

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Kodu Kup 2014 Finalists

Following the success of last year’s Kodu Kup competition I am very much looking forward to sitting on the judging panel again this year. So far I have taken on the role of shortlisting the entries which proved to be … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FUZE: A Programmable Computer & Electronics Workstation

I was first introduced to FUZE at BETT earlier this year. Described as a ‘Programmable Computer & Electronics Workstation’, this quality piece of kit can be purchased with or without the Raspberry Pi. It is clearly a well-made and robust product which will … Continue reading

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