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The ability to communicate, that’s all I want

October 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

In a recent conversation with the husband to a friend of my wife, he talked about working with graduates and apprentices in his job. As this discussion developed he said this about the new recruits to his company, “I don’t care what degree they’ve done. I don’t care what A Levels they’ve got. The ability […]

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Put the brakes on

October 13th, 2011 · 12 Comments · General

I want to suggest that perhaps we should all be applying a little pressure to the brakes as regards the current Computing tide sweeping the English curriculum at secondary level. This may seem like a surprising message given that in my school we have launched Computing A Level this year as blogged about here and will […]

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A Promotion Journey

September 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments · General

Launching Computing in school This year we launched Computing at A/S Level in our school and have 20 students who started the course in September 2011. A few lovely peeps on Twitter have been asking questions about the best way to go about getting Computing launched in school and I thought I should share my recent […]

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DIY spec

July 18th, 2011 · 5 Comments · General

In my last post, http://largerama.creativeblogs.net/2011/07/06/newspecideas/ I attempted to ‘start the ball rolling’ on creating a new specification for GCSE ICT that quality teachers of the subject want and despite the lack of responses to these ideas, I am sure there are many out there at least thinking about what they would like such a spec to look like. So, […]

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Ideas for a NEW GCSE ICT Spec

July 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · General

After the initial flurry of interest on designing a new spec for ICT GCSE in response to the many concerns being voiced over current offerings: Then on to sign up and initial discussions on shared Google docs:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2xZXv8Q5OqioEyHauQVqCZTmo6v31Uoqsj5Cv_v8s8/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WuLBGV1W7DiR5l4G9ehRkN1I7CrFn2mt5_w1eCBwa_w/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CIer6aEB I thought I had better start the ball really rolling. So I pondered for the last […]

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ICT a good fit for a MOOC?

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments · General

Having watched the Eight Shifts presentation a few times (https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=ah8n38hnwpnq_695dnwp3ccc), there could be a lot there for secondary school education in the UK to model itself on or at least a lot that schools really should be working towards. Focusing on my subject- ICT and specific aspect of the presentation, the concept of a Massive […]

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