Category Archives: PD

Investigating Alice 3

I have to admit I’m a little bit sceptical about the benefits of using Alice in the classroom compared with other applications. However I do have to teach it this year, so today I have tasked myself with investigating how … Continue reading

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Learning Python – Part 2

The second night was full on with us creating a text based game using multiple classes and inheritance. It was a great learning experience¬†and a good¬†refresher on classes, objects and instances. Something it always takes me time to get my … Continue reading

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Learning Python – Part 1

Tonight I went to the first evening of two, on how to program in Python, specifically aimed at teachers. The workshop was being run by Tanya Gray from Gather Workshops. They run economical, fantastic PD for Digital Technologies and I … Continue reading

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Girl Geek Dinner – Auckland

Last night I attended my first ever “Girl Geek Dinner“. I took my daughter who is a first year engineering student in the hope that it would help her start to make some contacts in the world that she will … Continue reading

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The #edchatnz Blogging Meme

If you get included in the blogging meme: copy/paste the questions and instructions into your own blog then fill out your own answers. Share on twitter tagging 5 friends. 1. How did you attend the #Edchatnz Conference? (Face 2 Face, … Continue reading

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Let’s start a code club for teachers

I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of talk lately about how coding is important, how it should be taught in schools and how important it is for everyone to at least understand the basics. This got me to … Continue reading

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NetHui – Day 3

I’ve been putting off writing about Day 3. Think I was tired but also I didn’t get as much out of it. Maybe I just chose the wrong places to be. I missed the beginning sessions – hospital appointment for … Continue reading

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NetHui – Day 2

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the sessions this morning – trip to the dentist with my son. However I inflicted the livestream on him. Awesome – his comment during the keynote “Did you know that the iPhone has 2 million times … Continue reading

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NetHui Day 1

This is the first time I’ve been to a NetHui and quite frankly I had no idea what to expect or even if it would be at all relevant. I joined the JumpStart stream as it seemed to be the … Continue reading

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Rails Girls Auckland

Last day of school before the holidays – heading for home for a well earned rest… But no off to the first evening of Railsgirls Auckland. Super excited, something for me (that might just be useful in the classroom too). … Continue reading

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