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These Google anomalies could become a strange fascination.

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:09:54 +0000

These led me to the rather clever investigations on new aesthetics by +David Berry et al. Fascinating reading but I do not pretend to understand a word of it! Postcards From Google Earth Postcards From Google Earth · info · … Continue reading

What is code?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:03:39 +0000

It’s a good question…. Easter egg at the end but don't go too fast or you will get told off….. or maybe you could just go to Codeacademy and learn some code! What Is Code? If You Don’t Know, You … Continue reading

Moodle upgrade

Sat, 09 May 2015 13:03:50 +0000

I finally decided to give my personal Moodle site ( a long overdue  upgrade to 2.8.5+. In the process I wanted to have a play with a new theme as I have found some of the inbuilt Moodle themes a … Continue reading

Abstract Data Structures – Linked Lists

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:55:32 +0000

My IB Computer Science class are currently looking at linked lists as part of their IB Computer Science course. I have created 4 simple teacher presentations to demonstrate the addition and subtraction of nodes from singly and doubly linked lists. … Continue reading

Google Apps Certified Educator

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:06:11 +0000

I am officially certified! The process was fairly painless and is detailed here: the exams were made easier after spending a couple of years managing the Google Apps account at +St. Julian's School . Next step? Google Teacher Academy 2014 application for … Continue reading

Map of the Internet

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 13:49:29 +0000

Jay Simons has produced a fantastic map of the internet. "This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 minimaps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 … Continue reading


Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:14:44 +0000

I have recently finished another booklet for my Computer Science students to outline the steps in building a small JAVA desktop database application  This has gone to join other open resources for the IB computer Science course I have … Continue reading


Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:28:22 +0000

You have probably heard of Hans Rosling and maybe even seen some of his amazing presentations on TED His Gapminder website has a lot of fantastic resources to allow you to analyse some very interesting data sets using the … Continue reading

I won some Pi! Thanks to the good people at #OCR at the #Bett_show .

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:50:49 +0000

I won some Pi! Thanks to the good people at #OCR at the #Bett_show .Check out their Computing MOOC at:   View this post on Google+

The hour of code is coming!

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:18:05 +0000

The hour of code is coming! The Hour of Code is coming View this post on Google+