Innovative use of ICT or cheap gimmicks?

Having recently had to complete a lesson observation for a colleague I was appraising in my department, I was reminded of the standard “lesson observation record form” from the glory days of PGCE. It has that wonderful little box on it usually entitled something along the lines of “Use of ICT”. Given that 9 timesContinue reading “Innovative use of ICT or cheap gimmicks?”

Teaching students to think

The hardest thing I find as a Computing teacher is teaching students to think. They always seem to get totally hung up on the syntax of how you are supposed to write a particular statement (my students’ favourite being the “if loop” …Grrrrr…) or where the colons are meant to go. I’m teaching using PythonContinue reading “Teaching students to think”