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The things we put up with

During the week our handbasin drain blocked. I squirmed around underneath it, taking apart the various bits of pipe we have access to, and really struggled. Some bits were so tight they were difficult to undo. Some bits, once they … Continue reading

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As easy as pi?

Hardware like Lego Robots, Arduinos, and Raspberry Pis have a reputation for being easy intros to tech in the classroom. But how usable are they? Continue reading

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Everyone can program

Everyone can program. Maybe not right at this instant. But everyone has the ability to learn to program. It’s really true. Some people disagree – mostly people who believe that they can’t program, it’s too hard. But everyone really can program. Bear … Continue reading

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Demystifying the Digital Technologies Curriculum, F-6 (Part 1)

I ran a PD recently for a Primary School whose staff were trying to wrap their heads around the new Digital Technologies Curriculum that is intended to be active in Victorian Schools next year. I think the staff would forgive … Continue reading

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Anyone can teach it

There aren’t enough Computer Science teachers in schools, so what can we do to make Computational Thinking something everyone can teach? Continue reading

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The anti-social coder myth – BUSTED

Several months ago when my friend and colleague, Victor Rajewski, suggested we organise a school hackathon, I was ambivalent. I thought it was a good idea, and I was happy for him to organise it, but I didn’t see it … Continue reading

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Making time to collaborate

Having come back from SC15 straight into a crazily hectic period at work, I am really craving time to process everything I took away from the conference. On a strictly practical note I need to watch the videos, sort the … Continue reading

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