Context with data or data for context? And make learning that context.

Pedagogy before technology and learning before data. As an educator that's always going to be my perspective, and in recent years an exciting (sometimes puzzling and frustrating) arena with data has been developing in education. Purpose and context are paramount to the effective use of big and small data in schools, and obviously centred around it's impact on learning.…

January Raspberry Jam in Leeds

Our first Raspberry Jam of 2016 was again hosted by our friends at Swallow Hill Community College:  We offered a hands-on workshop to introduce those interested (or intrigued) in programming with Python through gaming, and there were also a wide range of individual questions supported by new collaborations and ongoing sharing: How do I know if I've got the most up-to-date…

Solving real life problems with Flotilla: Successful pairing of clean socks from the laundry basket

Our Flotilla kit from Pimoroni arrives and the first project is 4-fold: Check out 'intuitiveness' in the usual household fashion of what's possible in 10 minutes without reading the instructions.Explore how we can expand IOT possibilities with Raspberry Pi and learn more about inputs/outputs with these new sensors.Have fun and a bit of mischief (that'll…