Xournal

  Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions) and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal or to other alternatives such as Jarnal, Gournal, and NoteLa I have it installed on my system,  I…

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CPD Update 2018 – Part 3

  Just a quick update as to recent CPD courses undertaken, since my last update around February. Completed: Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python Teaching Programming in Primary Schools With FutureLearn and obtained formal certificates for all 3 courses completed so far £32 each or £96 in total.  I also completed the Grow…

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More Google and Privacy problems

If you are still using google for e-mail, then you should read the recent article disclosing that 3rd parties may be able to read PRIVATE e-mail,   the fact that this is NOT against their policies is rather worrying. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44699263 If you want real privacy, then perhaps it is time to dump Google,  if you need…

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Updates May 2018

  The past week has seen a somewhat flurry of activity around a range of different issues. Firstly,  I was contacted with regard to CoderDojos starting up in Devon.   This is really exciting as it takes Code Club to the next level and extends participation to 7 – 17 year olds.   There should be a…

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Futurelearn course update May 2018

  I have decided to undertake my next future learn course ‘Teaching programming in Primary Schools‘.  This covers using scratch to create simple and more complex programs.  It is designed also cover the basic concepts in programming. Hopefully I can not only use what is taught to  help me as a Teaching Assistant in schools…

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Scratch 3.0

  SCRATCH 3.0 August 2018 will see a new release of the Scratch programming environment.   Scratch 3.0 preview needs WebGL installed.  I got scratch 3 working by installing chromium browser on my Linuxmint desktop..  This seems to have WebGL support built in,  the default Firefox browser does not appear to have this.  (I may be…

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