Mister Roberts

2,918 Added | 8 Magazines | 45 Likes | 4 Following | 976 Followers | @David_Roberts | A Digital Technologies secondary teacher based in Wellington, New Zealand.  I have a passion for most things computing and learning about photography and teaching Computer Science.

A tutorial on creating coding tutorials

A few notes on writing<p>Never publish a first draft, even if you think it’s flawless.<p>It’s not.<p>The best advice I ever received was from my cousin, a …

Tutorials

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

AIY kits get an upgrade

Here's the MagPi's Rob Zwetsloot explaining how to use the Voice kit. The vision kit is similar except it comes with a camera rather than a …

Makerspaces

A Silicon Valley coding school — with no teachers

Wearing a black hoodie and a beaded bracelet on his tattooed arm, Ian Liu-Johnston tells me how he landed his first job as a software engineer at …

Silicon Valley

Teachwithict

The BBC is letting you download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from its archive.<br>The sound files are being released under the RemArc …

The Computing Curriculum According to Scratch the Cat

Make a powerful ally in delivering the computing curriculum in the form of a programmable orange cat!<p>Through his work in the classroom, Alan has …

Digital Badges: Where are they Going?

Alternative credentials like digital badges give you the ability to communicate your professional experience into clear, verifiable accomplishments …

Communicate

Flickr Has Been Acquired by SmugMug

Huge news in the photo sharing world today: SmugMug just announced that it has acquired Flickr from Yahoo, which was itself acquired by Verizon last …

hobbyist

'At long-last, the narrow knowledge-based curriculum is being rejected across the education sector'

A consensus on the aim and content of the curriculum that has been hidden for too long re-emerged at the Whole Education annual conference in …

Education

How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Exercise

Vectr

We have a small favour to ask. More people are accessing UKEdChat articles, resources, videos, magazines and podcasts than ever. Unlike many …

Podcasting

Teach your pupils the art of coding

"I can’t teach coding – the kids are better at it than I am.”<p>It’s a complaint that I hear a lot when I visit primary schools to talk about writing, …

Teaching

Two free courses: Intro to JS & Build a blog

We're super excited to launch this course, as it's the first one where you'll learn both design <i>and</i> development.<p>Our talented instructor Zaydek takes …

microbit Lap Counter For Scalextric Like Track

If you were at the BETT show this year, you might have seen the microbit controlled cars that we had on our stand. It was a fairly simple set up but …

Arduino

If I Were A Wizard | Australia | Coding Book

‘If I Were A Wizard’ introduces coding concepts to its readers through the enchanting imagination of a young boy.

Australia

When Women Stopped Coding

Modern computer science is dominated by men. But it hasn't always been this way.<p>A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, …

Rachel's top picks on games and gamification | New Zealand Council for Educational Research

Last summer I gave you some recommendations for things to read, watch, or listen to on the theme of “games for learning”. You can find last year’s …

Board Games

Games for Learning blog | New Zealand Council for Educational Research

For the past couple of years I’ve been researching classrooms where teachers and students have taken on game design as a vehicle for learning. I've …

Education Technology

Yasmin Kafai on what students learn from making games | New Zealand Council for Educational Research

<i>This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference</i><p><b>By Rachel Bolstad</b><p>Day 2 of the Games for …

Participation

Photo Editing Tips & Techniques

April 12, 2018 | Text & Photography By Jason Bradley<p>In this first part of a four-part series, we take an assessment of the basic threats to our photo …

Photography

RAW Photo Workflow In Lightroom, Part One: Creative Expression

<i>“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”</i> <i><br>– Pablo Picasso</i><p>I think it’s safe to assume that most of you …

Tutorials

[Quiz] Will You Survive or Thrive in the Technical Revolution?

Quizzes

Google For Education Training Center

EDUCATOR LEVEL 2 Advanced Training<p>Welcome to Advanced training. By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you'll learn cutting-edge …

Education

How to Self-Assess Your Movement Pathologies

A few years ago, I went to a workshop for a system that was gaining a lot of traction with well-respected fitness professionals. The workshop began …

Yoga

YouTube

Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on May 3, 2015<p>Google Apps has made quality software accessible to everyone at little or no cost. In education, it provides educational …

Education Technology

Moving Towards Education 3.0 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on February 26, 2014<p>The Moving Towards Education 3.0 Infographic proposes that it should be a model for educators to focus on Modification and …

Infographics

Mobile Learning Infographics - eLearning Infographics

Reaching Learners With Mobile Learning Infographic Mobiles are now the natural access point for information. They are the go-to devices for …

Education Technology

Teacher Infographics

6 Free Tools for Teachers Infographic The internet today has significantly changed our learning and thinking patterns. Since technology and education …

Infographics

27 Tips for Effective Classroom Management Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on February 26, 2014<p>Classroom management is as much about instructional design and relationships as it is rules and discipline. Though there …

Infographics