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Curriculum for Excellence

Posts about our new Scottish curriculum for learners 3 to 18.

Could SAMR be a load of tosh?!

It seems that everyone has this idea of the “transformative” use of technology in education. Every technology event I attend, just about …


If I ruled the world…

…a few ideas to help develop Glow and Technology across Learning in Scotland today. There are great things happening across the Scottish …


Time to get Agile

Ever since I entered teaching the debate on “How to teach programming” has been raging. It is still something that a great …


Computing Teachers? Time to wake up!

An opinion piece of the future of Computing in Scottish schools and ideas about how to take it forward. “I’m a computing teacher. I love it! I came into teaching after a few years in the IT industry and I loved the challenge and the opportunity to teach new things to learners and really show how technology can be used to create exciting things. From memory computing departments started to crop up in schools around 1984 and most schools had established a department by 1988. I started teaching in 1992 and at that time things like word processing, spreadsheets, databases and programming were all the rage. New software applications and, for most learners, the first experience they had of using a computer. It was an exciting time and there was a huge interest in the subject. In the minds of many parents it was THE subject that their child HAD to take….”