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Tapping into Codecademy at The Minster School

Tapping into Codecademy at The Minster School

John Partridge, at The Minster School, uses Codecademy with students for Computing. He explains why 

I started using Codecademy right at the beginning after a recommendation from a friend working in web design. I had recently taken on the lead for Computing at The Minster School in Nottinghamshire and had been looking for ways of engaging students in coding.

In those early days I used it as an enrichment source for keen students. When students showed either an aptitude or an interest in programming we would recommend the site to them and encourage exploration of it as a way of developing their skills. It soon became clear that the site was providing a really accessible and supportive means of introducing some key principles and supporting student development.

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Catch your iPad by its tail – an Octa Monkey Tail

Catch your iPad by its tail – an Octa Monkey Tail

Drew Buddie had been trying to get a grip of his iPad. He finally achieved it with the Octa Monkey Tail
iPads have become almost omnipresent in school classrooms. From running ...

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Love a Dux - it's time to dress the iPad

Love a Dux - it's time to dress the iPad

Dressing up iPad is a popular pursuit. Hugh John tries an STM Dux for size
How many cases? The first iPad came out in April 2010 and since then it’s anyone’s guess how many dif...

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Now all your technology is wearable – with AyeGear

Now all your technology is wearable – with AyeGear

Hugh John didn't wait for wearable tech – AyeGear let him wear the devices he already had
Think of AyeGear as a distant, but more sophisticated cousin of those photographer vests...

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Movie fan? Need a digital curator and projectionist?

'PowerDVD' is much more than a free, bundled video player, and now it's helping users into the cloud. Hugh John reports
We’re all pleased to find free, bundled software, and th...

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