#exabytes17 Micro:bits and the Iron Man in KS2

I had the pleasure of presenting at the #exabytes17 conference in Bradford on 7 July 2017. Yvonne Walker and I discussed our CAS Microbit project, making lunch box buggies on an Iron Man Theme! The resources for the project are on the CAS community site (sign up for free to download them all!).

We asked delegates to suggest their own ideas on how to use microbits across the curriculum and express interest in joining the project. Please use the google form if you are also interested!

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CAS Annual conference: Using micro-bits across the primary curriculum

Making lunch box buggies with Iron Man body parts!

I was delighted to present the work from our CAS project Using micro-bits across the primary curriculum at the CAS Annual Conference on 17th June 2017. I presented with Yvonne Walker from CAS and demonstrated one of the buggies that we had made as well as letting delegates loose on some microbits.

We asked delegates to suggest their own ideas on how to use microbits across the curriculum and express interest in joining the project. Please use the google form if you are also interested!

Full details of the project and how to get involved:

CAS teacher resources http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/4991

Leicester University NQT Conference – Challenging the most able

Presentation at Leicester University NQT Conference, January 2017

Presentation at Leicester University NQT conference on 18 January 2017. I was asked to speak about challenging more able pupils, but of course, bent the topic around to using ICT to challenge children.

Everything on the Internet belongs to someone! 

It was my pleasure to run a workshop at Hampshire/ Wessex Computing Conference on 30th June 2016. Expanding on previous presentations on teaching children about Creative Commons licensing and how to be respectful online, this workshop covered attribution and how to re-use online content. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/159IcnZ3gf5Rt_dZAoR3t_ULblqEkIfT-YH7t1fu_A0A

Hands off, I own that! #LTaLSC16

I was delighted to present at the City of Leicester Summer conference along with my colleague, Nick Overton on Saturday 25th June 2016. We discussed how part of teaching children about being respectful online includes making them aware of who owns what and how they can re-use other people’s images.

We described how we have taught our children about Creative Commons licencing. The lesson plans are available on TES Resources (under CC-by licence of course!).

CAS Leicester North Primary hub meeting

Following the great success of our launch meeting in November 2014, I’m delighted to announce that our next CAS hub meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2015.

Sign up for free tickets on eventbrite.

Rushey Mead Primary School, Leicester

Tuesday 24 March 2015  16.00 – 17.30

Programme

16.00 – 16.10  Introduction and Welcome – Jo Badge.

16.10 – 16.30 Barefoot computing – Zoe Ross. How to use the resources available on the Barefoot project website to teaching the new computing curriculum in KS1 and KS2.

16.30 – 16.45 What will children be learning at KS3? Dave Abbott, Stonehill High School, Birstall. Dave will show us what children will be doing in years 7 – 9.

16.45 – 17.20 Schemes of work – led by Jo Badge. Bring your scheme of work so far, discuss with colleagues and evaluate where to go next.

17.20 – 1730 Evaluation and future CPD

I hope you can join us!