It seems that everyone has this idea of the “transformative” use of technology in education. Every technology event I attend, just about every “evangelist” trainer, every company sales person or [ … ]
Category: Curriculum for Excellence
Posts about our new Scottish curriculum for learners 3 to 18.
*AMP Stack for Higher Computing Science
My slides from the Education Scotland event on May 29th in Edinburgh. You can find out more about installing EasyPHP on local authority networks by reading this post on the [ … ]
Shopping for Higher Computing Science
Well, the new Higher Computing Science is nearly with us and it’s probably a good time to start thinking about the software you’ll need in order to deliver this new [ … ]
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 education sector with emerging technologies and we need [ … ]
Mozilla Web Literacy and Curriculum for Excellence
Web: the place for 21st century learning I love the Web and I spend more time teaching about it and the tools required to use it as a creative space [ … ]
Glow and CfE support – the elephant in the room?
Uninspired in a digital age? Does anyone else find the most recent release of support resources for CfE from Education Scotland uninspiring? I’m really happy to have a level of [ … ]
CfE in Computing Science – Never been more creative!
I have a confession! I love Curriculum for Excellence. In computing it has revitalised my teaching and, together with my colleagues in school, we have embarked on a journey of [ … ]
Kincorth Transition Project from SLF11
I spoke today about some of the transition work I had supported in Games Design in the Kincorth associated schools group. The primary teachers in Kirkhill, Loriston, Abbotswell and Charleston [ … ]
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 many of us struggle with. That struggle relates [ … ]
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….”