Bits & bobs from the last two years…1

Over the last two years I have accumulated ideas for blog posts. Some of which are no longer relevant, some of which will turn into full blown posts and some of which I want to sure bits of. So, here are the bits and bobs from the last couple of years! Enjoy! Mistakes Programmers Make … Continue reading Bits & bobs from the last two years…1

A whirlwind tour of how computers work – EDA Meetup

First meet up ever. This one is on... "This talk will be a whirlwind tour of what's going on under the covers in computers. It will start from transistors, and build up to logic gates, state machines, instruction sets, machine code, assembly language and up to high level programming languages and frameworks. Obviously we'll be skipping a lot of detail, … Continue reading A whirlwind tour of how computers work – EDA Meetup

“A Day in the Life” – Enspiral Dev Academy

So on Saturday I went along to the “A Day in the Life” that was being run by Enspiral Dev Academy. It was a day set up for people to experience what Dev Academy - “Join us for a chance to really feel what it’s like to be a boot at our nine-week programming academy. … Continue reading “A Day in the Life” – Enspiral Dev Academy

Python – I have survived!

At the beginning of February I enrolled in the University of Canterbury's first year paper - COCS121, Introduction to Programming (using Python). I decided to take the plunge as in our Year 12 Digital Technology class we are going to be teaching Python in Term 3 and I have never done any programming whatsoever!! I … Continue reading Python – I have survived!

Github, html, css – starting out!

Early this year I was introduced to Github at the RailsGirlsWgtn Weekend back in March. Over the weekend there was the chance to create your own Ruby on Rails app, using Github and other sites to get it working. I must admit it was all a bit of a mystery to me and I doubt … Continue reading Github, html, css – starting out!

Google Educator Groups NZ – what is it all about? #hangout

So have spent an hour plus this evening watching the first GEGNZ  - Google Educator Groups NZ. Wow! What a wealth of knowledge we have here in New Zealand! Great tips and tricks for Google +, Google Drive (drawing), Google Search and more. So a list of the things I thought were really cool from … Continue reading Google Educator Groups NZ – what is it all about? #hangout

Challenging my teaching #hackyrclass

My first blog post on #hackyrclass – setting the scene received a tweet from @NZPEteacher asking me what my end goal is by hacking my classroom. I have had a bit of a think about this and to be quite honest I started without having concrete, clear goals in mind. It came out of reading people's posts and … Continue reading Challenging my teaching #hackyrclass

Byte Me! New tech / computer club at school

All of this year I have been wanting to start a computer club at school. I teach at an all girls' school and feel that it is important that there is a space for those girls who are computer geeks! Or at least interested in learning more about everything digital. So, I finally got around … Continue reading Byte Me! New tech / computer club at school