Thanks to the 1500 students who trialled the KS3 Computing Baseline Beta last year, and the teachers who very thoughtfully filled out the survey about it, I have been able to produce a new version that is both thorough and practical.
Here’s what is in it:
This video about the (lack of) future of work asks a lot of questions about what your students will do, if anything, when they leave education. It offers no answers, but I would take that as an opportunity for contemplation and debate.
It turns out there is actually an answer to this question, and it’s “15 minutes”. Here is my evidence:
I looked at 6448 homework assignments that had been completed on Continue reading
Dear Nicky Morgan
May I add my voice to the many congratulating you on your promotion to Education Minister.
I would like to draw your attention to an unfortunate, and probably unintended, consequence of the disapplication of National Curriculum Levels by your predecessor.
The NC Levels are a national system of criterion referencing that gives English education a significant strategic advantage. The principles are Continue reading
If you look in your gradebook for any given student set, you will see that all the results are reported in the grade scheme you chose for that set. It’s easy to take that for granted and not think about how it is achieved – at least I hope it is, because we have worked hard to make the enormous complexity of that task invisible to casual users.
Although teachers very rarely challenge the accuracy of Yacapaca results, I do occasionally get asked about their Continue reading