My first blog entry as a Digital Schoolhouse lead teacher - how exciting! I am a relative baby to this being at the start of my first year with the Digital Schoolhouse movement which seems to have come a long way in a relatively short space of time - a little like the small school in Devon for which I teach, Totnes Progressive School. My own background is in Music Technology having worked my way, over the past 20 years, through further an
We’re thrilled to be releasing our brand new workshop resources! Developed by our curriculum content developer, Estelle Ashman, and her development team, our new workshop materials will be teaching the Computing curriculum in true DSH fashion using our unique play-based approach and featuring innovative ideas that will spark the imagination of any child!
We’re thrilled to announce our new lead partner Nintendo UK, which will continue to support our vision to revolutionise the grassroots of UK Computing and in turn diversify the games talent pipeline. Through our expert network of schools and colleges, Nintendo UK will help us to bridge the gap between industry and education reaching a projected 32,000 pupils in the next academic year alone with an initiative based on play-based learning combining creativity, fun, innovation and education.
The last time I wrote this blog, I was preparing for an exciting visit to Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The trip did not disappoint and although it was only a week long, we were able to see and experience so much!
Next week we embark on our first festival of the summer, but forget the wellies and wet wipes, we’re headed to Wellington College for the Festival of Education. From Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June, in an event which brings together education’s most forward-thinking advocates, practitioners, policy makers and teachers, we’re delighted to be joining their prolific roster which includes the BBC, BFI Film and David Baddiel.
The highly anticipated grand finale of the Overwatch Digital Schoolhouse Esports tournament came to an explosive end yesterday at Gfinity’s London arena, as eight teams battled it out for the title of UK Esports Champions 2019.
Throughout March we’ve been fully immersed in esports; travelling across the length and breadth of the country to host our knockouts before the grand finale event on 10 April. Still, we’re not the only ones who have been busy. Behind the scenes, a whole host of people have contributed to making this tournament the biggest and best yet.
Half term is always a great chance to recharge, revitalise and review – and our very first computing week is quite a week to look back on!